meryl mcmaster | as immense as the sky
September 26, 2020 – february 28, 2021 | gallery a
Opening Event: Friday, september 25 (7-9 pm)
As an artist with both Plains Cree and European-Canadian ancestry, Meryl McMaster has a unique world view that is expressed in her larger-than-life photography. Self-portraiture featuring desolate landscapes and elaborate costumes and props, the works in As Immense as the Sky evoke a dreamlike sense of wonder, a touch of loneliness and a wave of emotion.
McMaster, born in Ottawa in 1988, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University and has received a number of awards including the Canon Canada Prize and the Sobey Art Award long list. Collections featuring her compositions include the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa Art Gallery, and the Canadian Museum of History.
Thank you to the Canada Council For the Arts and the Ryerson Image Centre for their support on this project.
METIS ART AND HISTORY – OTIPEMISIWAK: The people who own themselves
November 28, 2020 – february 21, 2021 | Gallery B
Mirroring the discussion of today’s global issues, this exhibition turns to art, collaboration and history to help charter a path forward to understanding and reconciliation. Partnering with the West Kootenay Métis Society, Métis Art and History – OTIPEMISIWAK: The People Who Own Themselves enlists the community, working with traditional art forms in artist-led workshops throughout the year, to create the work featured in the large-scale exhibition.
The exhibition will also feature an archival component, which will be culled from the Shawn Lamb Archives, as well as other regional archives and organizations. Métis Art and History – OTIPEMISIWAK: The People Who Own Themselves is a living, changing project that will be created and constructed with influences from both the historical documents and current affairs that shape our current consciousness.