- April 21, 2012 to April 28, 2012
Ghostkeeper is the first major look back at the extraordinary art practice of Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew (1958-2006). Ahasiw was among the first aboriginal artists in Canada to work in performance, and the internet. Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew's work as a curator, producer, and writer laid important groundwork for Aboriginal artists in these fields. He is an important voice in the development of these media within the aboriginal communities and beyond.
By Adrian A. Stimson, Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew, Archer Pechawis, Cheryl L'hirondelle, Elwood Jimmy, Sheila Urbanoski
- Curated by Glenn Alteen, Malcolm Levy
artist | 4 ProgramsArtists Adrian A. Stimson
- January 4, 2013 to February 9, 2013
“Holding Our Breath” by Adrian Stimson, is a large-scale installation based on the artist’s first hand experiences and observations at a military base in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The work is informed by conversations Stimson had with soldiers, some of which were First Nations, and his impression with daily life occurring at the military base situated in the vast Middle Eastern landscape. The work includes the Stimson’s own personal perspective of serving in the military as well as his family’s history serving in the Canadian military as soldiers and historically as Blackfoot warriors. These experiences, in addition to Stimson’s time spent in Kandahar, allows the artist to approach these topics from a perspective that questions the essence of conflict and how this links between personal, cultural, and military identity."
By Adrian A. Stimson
- February 3, 2006 to February 25, 2006
A three-part installation piece with sculptural beds placed under Residential School windows, and a classroom setting with a blackboard and desks. Paper Bag Princess is an installation piece based on the theme of the paper bag Indian suit that kids used to make in elementary school.
By Adrian A. Stimson, Terrance Houle