It has been a while since my last blog entry; and A LOT has happened since.
My solo exhibition, Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember), which is currently on a national tour is currently in Charlottetown PEI (until tomorrow May 3rd, 2015) at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, then it will be packed up and shipped back to Halifax for a couple months (where we can hopefully add more pieces to the archive – fingers crossed that we have enough time) before it is shipped out again. This time to Cornerbrook, Newfoundland at the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery.
Soon we will have a website for Mi’kwite’tmn and we are working on the trilingual publication for the show! Will keep you all posted.
The bust portrait series, L’nuwelti’k (We Are Indian), is still ongoing and has made some public appearances. This past fall 5 pieces along with a video documentation of an on-site performance was featured in ‘Memory Keepers’ curated by Dr. Carla Taunton and Erin Sutherland for Urban Shaman Art Gallery in Winnpeg, alongside works by Tanya Lukin-Linklater and Julie Nagam.
Then in November, a group exhibition coming out of Carleton University Art Gallery, ‘Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art’ curated by Heather Anderson was on show at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, where the last public performance for the series took place. Since then I have decided to create the next series of portraits in private residences (at the advice of previous portrait sitters) perhaps there will be other public performances in the future, but for the time being they will not be public.
Most recently ‘Making Otherwise’ has opened in Cambridge ON at Idea|Exchange (on through to June 27).
16 pieces from the ‘L’nuwelti’k’ series are also featured with ‘Fifth World’ curated by Wanda Nanibush for the 20th Anniversary of Tribe Inc. at the Mendel Art Gallery, which marks the last show to ever be hosted in the space. This show is on until June 7th.
I have also been recently listed as one of the Atlantic Region contenders for the Sobey Art Award, congrats to all my peers in the region Jordan Bennett, Eleanor King, Lisa Lipton and Zeke Moores. As well as the other awesome folks across the country!!
In June, I will be in Kamloops BC for group exhibition ‘Custom Made’ curated by Tania Willard. Will post more about this as the time gets closer.
I am currently finishing up a work for September that will make it’s premiere at the tenth Marion McCain Exhibition of Contemporary Atlantic Art at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredricton NB. More to come on this later.
I will try to post more info and images in the next couple of weeks. For now I hope that you will have time to click on some of the hyperlinks I included in this post which feature some articles/reviews and video about the works.
Thanks again for dropping by and stay tuned.