Lisa Myers Artist Talk

Gallery 1C03

Spoons on a table with tongs, napkins, and food in paper cup cake liners

Lisa Myers, Shore Lunch. Image courtesy of the artist.

Friday, March 24, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Room 1L08, The University of Winnipeg

In conjunction with Gallery 1C03’s current exhibition, Cafeteria II, we are pleased to invite artist, curator, chef and musician Lisa Myers to present "Shore Lunch straining in 2017", a reflexive talk on her ongoing project Shore Lunch. Myers will speak at The University of Winnipeg on Friday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. in room 1L08 (first floor of Lockhart Hall).

Myers describes Shore Lunch as follows:

Shore Lunch is a multi-site art venue that takes the form of a makeshift camp kitchen. Complete with propane burners, tables, shelter and bucket seating, this performance invites people to share food and conversation. Shore Lunch has engaged the public on the shores of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, next to Lake Ontario in Toronto and on the island of Montreal.

Inspired by stories of my Mother's fishing skills and her love for pulling up on an island and frying up fish over a fire, I created this project to think more about the layers of history, the interaction of waterfront leisure areas and industrial hubs around the Great Lakes. 

Shore Lunch creates a space to camp out for a while to acknowledge the different kinds of sustenance we get from a place.

Lisa Myers is an independent curator, artist, musician and chef with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. She grew up in southern Ontario. Lisa's Mother's family is Anishinaabe and French from Shawanaga and Beausoleil First Nation in the Georgian Bay region, and her Dad is from English and Austrian ancestry who settled in southern Ontario. In 2011, Myers earned her Master of Fine Arts in Criticism and Curatorial practice from Ontario College of Art and Design University, focusing on the use of food in Indigenous art practice. Previous to this, Myers cooked for many years at Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre. Her community work included coordinating and editing the Enaahtig community cookbook, and designing and facilitating an art and food programme for youth at the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre.  She has exhibited her art in solo and group exhibitions in venues including Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery (Winnipeg), Art Gallery of Peterborough and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). Her writing has been published in Senses and Society, C Magazine and FUSE Magazine, and she is an assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. She works and lives in Port Severn and Toronto, Ontario.

Admission to this event is free and all are welcome. Room 1L08 is physically accessible.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator, Gallery 1C03
1st floor, Centennial Hall, The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
Phone: 204.786.9253