Pint-Sized Conversations with MOCA is a monthly night brought to you by Henderson Brewing Co. MOCA will present Body of Work every second Wednesday of the month.
Body of Work talks invite artists and those who have worked across the floors of MOCA Toronto—members of Akin’s Studio Program, Art Metropole, the Ontario Science Centre’s studio residency and the Toronto Biennial—to discuss their individual practices. ‘Body’ is a term used to describe the texture and weight of beer, and the word body in artistic practice often refers to a particular arrangement of artworks. The speakers in this series have been invited to respond to this duality.
Leone McComas is a Canadian-Nigerian Visual Artist and Designer. Her painting practice examines ideas of the self and the internalization of social ideals, which she utilizes to create figurative and post-digital landscapes. McComas will discuss her journey of addressing the limits of canvas painting, focusing on her project STUDY, the presentation of mural art in exhibitions, and her experience with live painting.
Leone McComas received her B.Des from OCADU in 2013 and participated in their 36th Florence Studio Residency Program. She is a recipient of the OIEOS Scholarship (2010), and OAC Visual Arts Project Grant (2018), and took part in the inaugural AKINxMOCA Studio Program from 2018-19.
This event is free and all are welcome. If you’d like to reserve a spot, you can buy a ticket for $5 and enjoy a free pint when you arrive.
Leone McComas, gallery shot from An Index, 2019. MOCA Toronto. Image courtesy the artist.