Jessica Marion Barr is a Toronto artist, educator, and Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Her interdisciplinary practice includes installation, found-object assemblage, drawing, painting, collage, and poetry, focuses on forging links between visual art, elegy, ecology, ethics, and sustainability. Jessica teaches courses, gives talks, and leads workshops on ecologically-engaged art. Images of Jessica’s artwork and accompanying texts have been published in The Brock Review and The Goose, and she will be contributing a chapter to an upcoming anthology entitled Environment and/as Mourning. She has recently exhibited work at World of Threads Outdoor Environmental Installations (Oakville, ON), Wall Space Gallery (Ottawa), FINA Gallery – University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus, Kelowna), and Union Gallery, The Artel, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, and the Ban Righ Centre (all in Kingston, ON).
//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.