• Lorna Brown

    Lorna Brown is a visual artist, writer, educator and editor, exhibiting her work internationally since 1984. Brown was the Director/Curator of Artspeak Gallery from 1999 to 2004 and is a founding member of Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, a collective of artists, architects and curators presenting projects that consider the varying conditions of public places and public life. She has taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Simon Fraser University. Brown received an honorary degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2015), the Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts Award (1996) and the Canada Council Paris Studio Award (2000). Her work is in the collections of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the BC Arts Council, the Surrey Art Gallery and the Canada Council Art Bank.

    Director/Curator of Artspeak 1999–2004.

  • Jeff Derksen

    Jeff Derksen, (b. 1958), is a cultural critic and a poet who works at Simon Fraser University. Derksen graduated with distinction from the David Thompson University Center in 1984 with a bachelor in Arts and Science. His writing on art and culture has appeared in Springerin, Hunch, C magazine, Open Letter, Poetics Journal, XCP, amongst others. He has two books of critical essays forthcoming: After Euphoria: art / space / neoliberalism (EC Press/JPR Ringier), and Annihilated Time: Poetry and Other Politics (Talonbooks). Derksen was a research fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics (CUNY Graduate Center) and is a founding member of the Kootenay School of Writing. Under the name Urban Subjects, he collaborates with Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber on curatorial projects and visual research.

  • Carol Williams


  • Reading

    March 24–April 21, 1990



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Title: Reading
Category: Exhibition Catalogue
Artist: Lorna Brown
Writers: Carol Williams
Editor: Jeff Derksen
Design: Keith Martin
Publisher: Artspeak
Year published: 1990
Pages: 20pp
Cover: Paper
Binding: Staple Bound
Process: Offset
Features: 14 b&w images
Dimensions: 30 x 21.5 x 0.3 cm
Weight: 114 g
ISBN: 0-0921394-08-X
Price: $4 CDN

Assumptions about essentialist sexual differentiation, photography and issues of (im)propriety in public spaces are investigated by Brown and responded to by Williams.

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