baubles, bangles and beads
When I was a child I remember beaded curtains hanging in the entranceway of many kitchens. I remember feeling calm while walking through them – the wood tapping my skin, the playful, soft, clicking sounds filling my ears. They felt nurturing. When I was a child my mother would comb my hair in long twists and braids that were made to swing, kept intact with a bauble at the top and sometimes at the bottom.
Sandra Brewster was born in Toronto of Guyanese parentage. She holds a BFA from York University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues like Allegheny Art Galleries (Meadville, Pennsylvania); Alice Yard (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago); Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto); A Space Gallery (Toronto); Robert Langen Gallery (Waterloo); The Print Studio (Hamilton); SPACE (London, UK) and Five Myles Gallery (New York). Reviews of her work have been published in Of Note Magazine, The Walrus, Small Axe, Chimurenga Magazine, Mix Magazine and NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art. She has received multiple grants from the Toronto Art Council, the Ontario Art Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.