CLIENT OPENING: Rosalie Favell’s “Home Lands” Vernissage 2nite @thecubegallery Ottawa
Tonight Home Lands opens at Cube Gallery a commerical gallery in Ottawa. The exhibition features the work of Rosalie Favell (www.rosaliefavell.com) from her new photographic portrait series Artists in the Landscape. These beautiful portraits are of Indigenous artists in landscapes that are meaningful to them.
Ottawa-based artist Barry Ace’s (www.barryacearts.com) portrait (view here) is taken at Michigiwadinong, formerly “The Cup and Saucer,” the highest point on Manitoulin Island. The Ojibwe name translates as “bluff in the shape of a spearhead.” For Barry, a member of M’Chigeeng First Nation, the image places him in the space that represents a spiritual connection to his Anishinaabe ancestors. Resources for more on the history of the place and the recent renaming can be found here.
Tuesday August 7th, 2018 to Sunday September 2nd, 2018
Thu Aug 9th, 2018 — 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This selection of images by Rosalie Favell’s are a follow up to her “Facing the Camera” series. This new work is a compilation of her friends and colleagues taken in landscapes that are meaningful to them. Some are situated in their ancestral home lands while others choose a landscape of meaning to them.
Favell draws creative inspiration from her family roots and her Metis, Cree and English heritage. A photo-based artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Favell uses materials ranging from photo albums to pop culture to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman.
Her artwork has been collected and acquired by numerous prestigious institutions including the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.; and Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York. (read more…)
IMAGE: Barry Ace by Rosalie Favell, courtesy of the artist.