Elvis Antoine

September 24, 2024 to November 23, 2024
Main Gallery


Opening Reception: Thursday, September 24, 7 PM (TBC)

The AGSM is proud to present a retrospective exhibition of work by the late Elvis Antoine.

Elvis Antoine (1957-2023) was a prolific painter in a style that collector and artist Naomi Gerrard refers to a “Plains Art,” which she distinguishes from the Woodland School with a place-based definition. Indeed, while the bold colours and sinuous shapes of Antoine’s work create a visual kinship to the iconic aesthetic of Norval Morrisseau and the PNIAI, his approach to place and space is inextricably informed by the vast territories of the Dakota, often including a distant rocky mountain peak to indicate the immensity of the prairies. His true name is Sunke Sapa Hoeshka, which translates to Black Spotted Horse, a figure that is featured in many of his works.

The AGSM is profoundly grateful to Sioux Valley Dakota Nation for its generous sponsorship of this exhibition.

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