CATALOGUE LAUNCH: @CUArtGallery honours work of Anishinaabe artist #RobertHoule
CUAG’s Summer Vernissage is Tonight, Tuesday May 21, from 5-7:30 pm along with artist Robert Houle’s Catalogue & Print Launch from Robert’s solo exhibition Pahgedenaun (2018 CUAG). The catalogue is $25 & the limited-edition print, entitled schoolhouse, is $250. Purchasers of the print will also receive a catalogue. The CUAG team is known for their award-winning catalogues. I have no doubt Robert Houle: Pahgedenaun, with text by CUAG’s Director Sandra Dyck, will honour his exhibition that was based on his experience at Sandy Bay Residential School.
The windows of the school represent my siblings and parents as we all attended this architecture of assimilation.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE PRINT WILL GO TO MINWAASHIN LODGE
ABOUT THE PRINT (from CUAG):
The new limited-edition print by Robert Houle is based on schoolhouse (2009), the first drawing from his Sandy Bay Residential School Series.
Houle has written that the drawing is memory-based, and that “the windows of the school represent my siblings and parents as we all attended this architecture of assimilation.
The print was produced by Trevor Baziuk at the University of Manitoba, in close consultation with Robert Houle.
ABOUT THE CATALOGUE (from CUAG):
The new catalogue features texts by Robert Houle and Sandra Dyck, a history of Sandy Bay Residential School and a biography of the artist.
The richly illustrated, hardcover, clothbound catalogue (98 pages) was designed by Mark Timmings.
ABOVE IMAGE: Print of “schoolhouse” by Robert Houle, Carleton University Art Gallery.