March 6, 2017, 7:30PM, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Divya Mehra’s research-fueled interdisciplinary practice explores marginalization, otherness and the construct of diversity. Through appropriating, editing, and reassembling a variety of literary, comedic and musical sources, Mehra’s work addresses head-on the consumption and construction of race and identity politics. Mehra’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions and screenings across North America and overseas, most notably with Creative Time, MoMA PS1, MTV, and The Queens Museum of Art (New York), Artspeak (Vancouver), Georgia Scherman Projects, and The Images Festival (Toronto). She holds an MFA from Columbia University, New York.
January 23, 2017, 7:30PM, Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art
Amy Malbeuf is an emerging Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta, Canada. Through her interdisciplinary practice that moves between traditional caribou hair tufting, beadwork, installation, and performance, Malbeuf explores identity, place, language, and ecology. With a background in contemporary performance art as well as Inidgenous art practices, her fluid practice coveys narratives surrounding Indigeniety, place, tradition, myth, and consumerism. Having shown extensively throughout Canada, she is currently based in Kelowna, BC, and is receiving an MFA from University of British Columbia Okanagan.
ANIMAL HAIR TUFTING WORKSHOP
January 24, 2017, 12:30PM Indigenous Peoples' Centre, Brandon University
Workshop is free and genenrously sponsored by the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund through Gender and Women Studies, Brandon University.
February 13, 2017, 7:30PM, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Zachari Logan is a Saskatoon based artist working in large-scale drawing and ceramic sculpture. Logan’s meticulously executed works quote freely from art historical references, including still life, decorative arts, tapestry, and scientific illustration. Engaging in a dialogue around masculinity and queer narratives, he re-wilds the body as a queer embodiment of nature and a site of intersections of masculinity, identity, memory, and place. He holds an MFA from University of Saskatchewan and has exhibited extensively and participated in residencies throughout Canada and abroad.
October 3, 2016, 7:30PM, Glen P. Sutherland Gallery
Colleen Cutschall is a senior Oglala-Sicangu Lakota artist originally from Pine Ridge, South Dakota. For over twenty years, she has been working and living in Southwestern Manitoba as an artist, art historian, educator and curator. Her early work in painting and installations focused on Lakota creation mythology and themes of sacred time and space. Continuing with apocalyptic scenes from some of her earlier work, her most recently drawings focus on the chemtrail patterns left by aerosol spraying. Cutschall, is Professor Emerita from Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, where she was instrumental in the establishment of its current Visual and Aboriginal Artprogram.
October 17, 2016, 7:30PM, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Aaron Nelson is an established interdisciplinary ceramics artist based in Medicine Hat, Alberta. His research has been focused on integrating a rarely used highly translucent porcelain in complex sculptural installation, mold making, and exploration of intersections of digital technology with traditional ceramic practice. He is currently the Associate Director of Medalta, the most well-known international ceramics residency program in Canada. A graduate of Emily Carr University, he has exhibited extensively in Canada and abroad.
October 24, 2016, 7:30PM, Location TBD
Paul Robles, originally from Philippines, currently lives and works in Winnipeg. Recognized for his intricate origami cut paper works, he combines the delicacy associated with fine and traditionally handwork with themes of trauma, grief and sexuality. Playing with ideas of the silhouette, popular in the 19th and 18th century as women's art, and an early form of portraiture, Robles re-employs the practice as a narrative device that shatters cultural stereotypes of race and masculinity. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba, he has exhibited extensively throughout throughout Canada and the United States, including Plug In ICA, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Julie Saul gallery, and others.