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Dana Claxton's The Patient Storm
by David Garneau

Wounds and Words: Nadia Myre’s Want Ads and Other Scars
by Stacey Abramson

Five Contemporary Manitoba Artists, Who Happen to be Aboriginal
by Cathy Mattes

An Interview with Colleen Cutschall
by Cathy Mattes

Artist Project:  Dance of the Canoe Pants
by Shelley Niro

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Dana Claxton's The Patient Storm
by David Garneau

Dana Claxton's The Patient StormIndigenous presence in the popular media is usually a cue to stories of crime, abuse, poverty, loss, fluff and feathers pride, or government sponsored success. And Aboriginal self-representations, when they don’t mirror mainstream narratives, are often self-reflexive tortured recitations on: ‘what does it mean to be Native in contemporary times?’ and ‘how will we ever get over the damage?’ Meta-discourse is instructive but not very inspiring. More...

Wounds and Worlds: Nadia Myre's Want Ads and Other Scars
by Stacey Abramson

Nadia Myre's Want Ads and Other ScarsThe range of emotions and responses that language and experience have are lovingly approached through Nadia Myre’s Want Ads and Other Scars. The works that are shown as part of this exhibition show another side to Myre’s artistic practice. Want Ads and Other Scars span over a 10 year period in Myre’s career, taking her from her days at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design to more recent years. More...

Five Contemporary Manitoba Artists, Who Happen to be Aboriginal
by Cathy Mattes

Five Contemporary Manitoba Artists, Who Happen to be AboriginalSince the mid 1960s, when Woodland School art became widely accepted, contemporary Aboriginal artists have faced many challenges their non-Aboriginal counterparts have not. From lack of resources, to limited recognition and preconceived notions, they are constantly navigating between artistic practice and cultural expectations.  More...


An Interview with Colleen Cutschall
by Cathy Mattes

Colleen CutschallColleen Cutschall is a senior artist originally from Pine Ridge, South Dakota. For over twenty years, she has been working and living in Southwest Manitoba as an artist, art historian, educator and curator. Cutschall holds a BFA from Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois, and a MS.ED from the Black Hills State College, Spearfish, South Dakota. She has had numerous solo exhibitions that include: Voices in the Blood, a touring exhibition organized by the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, House Made of Stars, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, and …Dies Again, Urban Shaman Gallery.  More...


Artist Project: Dance of the Canoe Pants
by Shelley Niro

Shelley Niro's Dance of the Canoe PantsInspired by what is around her, Shelley Niro usually works from a domestic point of view. The grand river is a source for her work, as well as cultural history, personal history. She is stimulated by the energy that surges through her when she focuses on these elements.

Dance of the Canoe Pants

 


 
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