Studio Visit features conversations with contemporary professional artists about their practice, projects, inspirations and aspirations.
Join the Art Gallery of Windsor’s Special Initiatives Coordinator, Derrick Carl Biso (they/them), for a virtual Studio Visit with Windsor-based artist Luke Maddaford (he/him) on Sunday, March 28th from 2pm-3pm. This digital conversation will feature Maddaford’s artistic practice and projects, as well as sharing pieces from his collection of ephemera. Maddaford’s work is included in the AGW’s Conversations: Windsor Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art and will be exhibited in the Spring of 2021.
Please be advised that some artworks and discussion in this Studio Visit will engage with swearing, history/reclamation of homophobic slurs, nudity and sex. If you have any questions please contact Derrick Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Maddaford is an interdisciplinary Canadian artist, writer, curator, and community organizer. Drawing from his own experiences, he is interested in exploring identity, placemaking, and queer histories and futures. Much of his current practice investigates and participates in queer space and culture outside of major metropolitan cities. His work increasingly explores community building and the potential for cross-regional queer networks. He has exhibited throughout Canada, and participated in residencies in Fort McMurray, AB, Windsor, ON, and Northern Ontario. Luke holds a Diploma in Visual Art and Design from Keyano College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art + Design, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art from the University of Windsor. He currently lives in Windsor, ON, where he founded LEFT Contemporary, a grassroots studio and exhibition space, and co-edits Off Centre, an online publication.