Tara Bursey is an artist whose practice encompasses sculpture and installation as well as drawing, craft and self-publishing. Her conceptual work can be characterized by its labour intensive and inventive use of materials such paper and food. In the past few years, she has exhibited locally in a diverse range of venues, from storefront window installations, tattoo shops and telephone poles to the Textile Museum of Canada and the Ontario Crafts Council, as well as in group exhibitions in Halifax, Saskatoon, Berlin, Montreal and Copenhagen. Bursey’s most recent projects include coordinating installation/exhibition programming for City of Craft, a contemporary craft event that takes place in Toronto. She began studies towards a degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University in September of 2009 and recently returned from a semester of study at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
// THE ANNUAL // is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual independent contemporary art event, offering an open and fertile ground for engaging and emerging practices. Over the course of four days, // THE ANNUAL // brings together artists, curators, and collectives to present new work and site-specific installations.
October 25 – 28, 2012