• For 6 weeks, Brown Butter filled the Agnes Etherington House’s 5 rooms with nearly 2 dozen new works by 13 artists. A stage of the “rehoming” year of projects as the Agnes shifted under the direction of Emelie Chhangur - Brown Butter played with concepts of hospitality and service in a home that expects servitude, offering viewers a challenging and contemplative space for exploring their reactions while using art to scrub away colonial grime. Brown Butter at its core was a ritual using the language of gastronomy - of food culture - to both break apart heavy narratives and to tell entirely new vibrant stories. Beginning with the resonant crack of a cascara-covered coconut and closing with blown clouds of rum, Agnes’ house was undeniably changed through the ritual use of food.
  • Brown Butter was presented with generous support of the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre.

    We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council of the Arts.

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