Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley are artists and curators based in Montreal. Working together under the name “Leisure” since 2004, their collaborative practice explores the intersection between imaginary narrative and socio-historical research. Using both the strategies of curating and art-making, they create a productive space for leaps of the imagination and understanding. Carruthers and Wesley have produced exhibitions and special projects in collaboration with venues in Canada and abroad, and have participated in residencies in Banff, Dawson City, Haliburton and Vienna. Their recent projects include Witch Trap(2012) at ESP, Toronto and A Line / Aligner (2012) presented at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal as part of the multi-venue project Out Of Line, curated by Renee Baert.
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Meredith Carruthers is an artist and curator living in Montreal. She recently curated "Parade", a choreographed display at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal (2011) and "mSm: Molinari, Sala, Munari", at the Guido Molinari Foundation (2011) and Museum of Joliette (2012). From 2008-2011, she was part of the curatorial team at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She holds an MFA from Concordia University, Montreal (2004).
Susannah Wesley is an artist and curator living in Montreal. She curated "Making It Work", at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal (2009) and was formerly the Director of Battat Contemporary, Montreal (2008-2011). From 1997-2000, Wesley was a member of the notorious Leeds13 art collective, UK. She holds an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art (2002) and an MA in Art History from Concordia University, Montreal (2008).