Enjoy a midday art break and learn more about Métis visual artist Amy Malbeuf’s exhibition, tensions. The tour will be led by Cathy Mattes, Associate Professor, Visual and Aboriginal Art Department at Brandon University.
tensions is an exhibition of tarps, bison hide, caribou hair, rabbit fur, beading, bear grease, inheritance, and quiet resistance. Embracing a deeply personal connection to materials and process, Malbeuf presents a nuanced portrait of Métis familial ties.
Cathy Mattes is a Michif curator, writer, and art history professor at Brandon University, in Brandon, Manitoba. She is based in Sprucewoods, Manitoba. In her curatorial practice she focuses on the complexities of engaging Indigenous communities with contemporary art. Several examples of her projects are: Frontrunners (Urban Shaman Gallery and Plug-In ICA, 2011) Blanche: KC Adams & Jonathan Jones (Chalkhorse Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2008), and Rockstars & Wannabes (Urban Shaman Gallery, Winnipeg, 2007). Mattes has written for various arts and cultural institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the National Museum of the American Indian. She is presently pursuing her PhD studies at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, in Native Studies.