The Art Gallery of Windsor’s Critique the Collection is an initiative to get new points of view! We sent out a call to our members and community for anyone who wanted to learn how to look at art through a critical lens and learn alongside other artists, writers, and creatives in the Windsor and Essex County region.
In our first edition of Critique the Collection, selected writers participated in an online workshop on how to look, interpret and respond to a work of art, facilitated by Catherine Heard. Our critics selected a work from the AGW permanent collection that they wanted to respond to, critique, explore, or reimagine. Participating critic include Dina Riach, Alyssa Sweeney, Giulia Vilardi, Irina Teske, Jennifer Desaulniers, Maria Belenkova-Buford, Melissa Arditti, Rachel Pieters,Rebecca Goldstein, Sheryl Clark Best, and Spencer Montcalm.
Catherine Heard’s work interrogates the histories of the science, medicine and the museum. Frequently, she uses traditional craft and historical techniques as foils for abject subject matter.