Jeff Bierk & Tau Afryea Lewis – Art Toronto MOCA Benefit Edition 2016 Print
Art Toronto 2016 MOCCA Benefit Editions — Jeff Bierk & Tau Afryea Lewis
Fourth Floor with Tau, Portrait, September 14, 2016, 2016. *Local pick-up only
*Local pick-up only
Limited Edition Print
Jeff Bierk & Tau Afryea Lewis
Fourth Floor with Tau, Portrait, September 14, 2016, 2016
Edition of 15
20 x 30 inches
Courtesy of the artists
Jeff Bierk is a self-taught photographer currently living, loving and working in Toronto, Ontario.
Tau Lewis is a 22-year-old self-taught sculptor and mixed media artist. Lewis’s sculptures are infused with by-products (recycled material, personal items/ likeness) to construct a political image. Lewis uses materials varied by natural, plant based and synthetic origins to simulate living things, in doing so she creates life-like sculptures that explore the political boundaries of nature, identity and authenticity. Her work is bodily and organic, with an explicit strangeness and subtle morbidity. Thematically, Lewis’s work carries strong feminist themes. Lewis explores black beauty, identity politics and African diaspora. Her most recent work interrogates the appropriation of urban black bodies and landscapes.
Tau Lewis is a Jamaican-Canadian artist currently living and working in Toronto, Ontario.
About the Art Toronto MOCCA Benefit Edition
Since 2009, Art Toronto and the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada have collaborated on the commission of a benefit edition by a Canadian artist. Each year the limited edition work is made available for sale exclusively at Art Toronto, and has included both emerging and established artists. All proceeds from the sale of the works support programming initiatives at MOCA. More about previous Art Toronto MOCA Benefit Editions.