“HOME LANDS” OPENING AT CUBE GALLERY OTTAWA FEATURING THE PORTRAITS OF ROSALIE FAVELL

Tuesday August 7th, 2018 to Sunday September 2nd, 2018
Vernissage: Thu Aug 9th, 2018 — 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From Cube:

This selection of images by Rosalie Favell’s are a follow up to her Facing the Camera series. This new work is a compilation of her friends and colleagues taken in landscapes that are meaningful to them. Some are situated in their ancestral homelands while others choose a landscape of meaning to them.

Favell draws creative inspiration from her family roots and her Métis, Cree and English heritage. A photo-based artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Favell uses materials ranging from photo albums to pop culture to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman.

Her artwork has been collected and acquired by numerous prestigious institutions including the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.; and Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York. (more info)

For further understanding of the significance of the location chosen by Barry Ace:

Nanabush’s spear points came to rest at Michigiwadinong, the “bluff in the shape of a spearhead” (Manitoulin Expositor Article)

Story of Nanabush – Alan Corbiere interviews Johnny Debassige