Join a roundtable with award-winning multidisciplinary artists Aaron Jones and Tiffany J. Sutton amongst their work in the exclusive KUUMBA exhibition, (Screaming)…into the void. This dynamic panel discussion and Q&A offers an opportunity for audiences to hear directly from the artists on their inspirations and motivations behind their unique visual art works, where Jones and Sutton will speak on their Black-centred artistic expression and the power of creative interpretation as a medium in addressing social and cultural dilemmas.
Presented by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment.
About Aaron Jones
Pickering-based artist Aaron Jones, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography from OCADU, is an image-builder, weaving together diverse materials from books, magazines, newspapers and personal photos to forge captivating characters and alternate realities. His artistic journey serves as both a profound act of self-discovery and an exploration of the world around him. Delving into the natural world, Jones passionately explores the intricate harmony between plants, wildlife, and the ecosystems surrounding his mother’s abode in Pickering. His creations serve as a soul-stirring reminder of the universality of human emotions and the eternal pursuit of inner peace.
Recent exhibitions include We Are Story: The Canada Now Photography Acquisition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2023) and Timecode Butterfly for Nuit Blanche (2022), both in Toronto. He’s also been included in Three Thirty at Doris McCarthy Gallery (2020), From the Ground Up at Nia Centre for the Arts (2019), Ragga NYC at Mercer Union (2018), all in Toronto, and Propped at Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2017). Jones was awarded the Gattuso Prize for Best Feature Exhibition for his solo exhibition Closed Fist, Open Palm at Zalucky Contemporary during the 2020 CONTACT Photography Festival.
About Tiffany J. Sutton
St. Louis, Missouri-based portrait artist Tiffany J. Sutton’s work invites viewers to consider the construction of Black subjectivity through photography. Her art is characterized by the Black gaze, dual perceptions and unique landscapes delivered via complex, layered images and introspective portraits that place Black femininity at the forefront. Drawing upon Black feminist thought to create abstract portraits, Sutton subverts the history of photography and deconstructs traditional portraiture.
Sutton studied photography at St. Louis Community College and Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been featured in NPR and Humble Arts Foundation.
Dates & Times
1pm – 3pm
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON M5J 2G8