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Upcoming Exhibitions

Beyond Recognition: Aboriginal Abstraction

Bob Boyer, Benjamin Chee Chee, Robert Houle, Alex Janvier, Katia KaK’wa Kurtness, Ann McLean, Kimowan Metchewais, Susan Point, Rick Rivet, Helen Wassegijig, Linus Woods

Gallery A

June 8 – August 11

Curator: Michelle McGeough

Opening Reception: June 7, 2019

This exhibition brings together works from the Aboriginal Art Collection that finds inspiration in
a number of Aboriginal traditions. [Michelle McGeough, curator]

Medium of Exchange

Brenda Draney

Gallery B

May 25 – August 4, 2019

Curator: Arin Fay

Opening Reception: June 7, 2019

“Brenda Draney is Cree from Sawridge First Nation.  She lives in Edmonton and studied painting at Emily Carr University in Vancouver before she received the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2009 and long-listed for the 2013 Sobey Art Award. She is the 2014 winner of the Eldon and Anne Foote Visual Arts Prize. Draney’s practice is based on her experiences and the relationships formed between her current hometown of Edmonton and the northern community of Slave Lake, Alberta, where she was raised.

Draney’s work visually represents the moment when vulnerability is exposed, while encouraging the viewer to reject the notion to dominate the void where horror, poignancy, or powerful moments exist. Draney encourages her viewer to face this void head on, but as an empath. She provides enough tools for the viewer to place their own narrative within her typical imaginary spaces.” –