ART GALLERY OF ALGOMA HOSTS WRAPPED IN CULTURE ARTISTS’ TALK WITH ACE, FAVELL, STIMSON

Wrapped in Culture Webinar Artists’ Talk – In Conversation with Barry Ace, Rosalie Favell and Adrian Stimson – November 12, 2020

The Art Gallery of Algoma (AGA) is pleased to present a virtual Artists’ Talk on November 12, 2020 at 3 pm EST. This talk is about the exhibition Wrapped in Culture currently on display at the AGA. This exhibition is organized and toured by the Ottawa Art Gallery. It is a collaborative project of ten Indigenous artists from Canada and Australia. This unique exhibition is on display until November 14th at the AGA. Rosalie Favell, the Lead Artist for this project, Barry Ace and Adrian Stimson will be discussing the project and significance of telling the stories about two Indigenous cultures.

The Art Gallery of Algoma and the artists would like to acknowledge that we are meeting on Anishnaabeg territory inhabited by them since time immemorial. In particular, we acknowledge that we are in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we have gathered is the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg.

Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary aboriginal woman. Over the course of her long career, she has won prestigious awards such as the Paul DeHuek/Norman Walford Career Achievement Award and the Karsh Award. Numerous institutions have acquired her artwork including the Indigenous Art Centre (Gatineau), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian(Washington,D.C.).

Barry Ace is a practicing visual artist and currently lives in Ottawa. He is a debendaagzijig (citizen) of M’Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. His mixed media and textile works explore various aspects of cultural continuity and the confluence of the historical and contemporary. His work can be found in collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ottawa Art Gallery, and the Nordamerika Native Museum in Zurich.

Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation. He has a BFA with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design and MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. Stimson considers himself as an interdisciplinary artist; he exhibits nationally and internationally. Working through painting, performance and installation, Stimson explores imagined landscapes, identity construction (specifically the hybridization of the Indian, the cowboy, the shaman and the Two Spirit being. Buffalo Boy and The Shaman Exterminator are two reoccurring personas.) Stimpson is a recipient of the 2018 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

Please join us for this opportunity to hear the artists talk about their art practice and this exhibition. Please register in advance as the space is limited.

Register in advance for this webinar: (here). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For all inquiries please contact Jasmina Jovanovic, Executive Director, Art Gallery of Algoma, a by email at jasmina@artgalleryofalgoma.com or by phone at 705-297-3769.

About Art Gallery of Algoma (AGA)

The AGA is a public art gallery serving the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma Region and northern Michigan. Incorporated on July 7, 1975 as a result of tireless work by a group of dedicated volunteers and arts enthusiasts, the AGA honours its roots as a community organization with its mission celebrating culture, educating visitors and enriching lives through the visual art. The AGA’s vision is to be a premiere visual arts institution in northern Ontario, gaining national recognition and international partnerships. Over the last 45 years the AGA developed a significant permanent collection of approximately 5,000 artworks. The focus of the collection is Canadian art with some examples of American and European art. For more information please visit www.artgalleryofalgoma.com.

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