Co-curated by Michelle LaVallee and David Garneau, this exhibition features work by 11 First Nations and Metis artists on the theme of resilience and the challenge of grappling with the legacy of colonialism and the residential school system while still striving to heal and build a positive future for individuals and communities affected.
You can find out more about the exhibition on the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s website. The exhibition will consist of largely new work by the 11 artists, and will also include residencies at the gallery by Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Adrian Stimson, and Peter Morin.
Moving Forward, Never Forgetting opens at the MacKenzie on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a reception that night, and it will be followed by a curatorial walkthrough on Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. We’ll have a review of the exhibition in an upcoming issue of Prairie Dog. The exhibition runs at the gallery until April 19.
Pictured above, by the way, is a still from Skeena Reece’s 2013 HD video Touch Me that is in the exhibition. Image credit: Pete Hagge & Skeena Reece.