- November 27, 2007
La Dragu has reinvented herself as Lady Justice channeling the Roman goddess Justita, the greek goddess Themis and the Egyptian goddess Ma'at to bring justice and jurisprudence to all!!!! While she has the scales she has lost the sword. This event is a benefit to get it back. It's a big problem as Ironing Man beloved leader of VisualEyes put it "Lady Justice is brave and true and looking fabulous but the strain is beginning to show. She is worried sick over the loss of her beloved Sword of Justice." Lady Justice will allow herself to be photographed with her fans for inclusion on her blog site for a small fee guaranteeing the participant immediate transformation into a mass media star. A small price to pay for Justice.
By Margaret Dragu
date | 12 ProgramsDates 2007
- October 12, 2007 to December 1, 2007
This show will be a suite of mono prints which deal with Heap of Birds' vision of the Mayan Tree of Life as witnessed in Chiapas last year. The prints investigate a personal and tribal stance involving political and ceremonial values in Mexico and how this relates to his Cheyenne world view. The Mayan Tree of Life relates to the Standing House Poles at MOA-UBC, his 50 foot outdoor sculpture of 10 standing trees at the Denver Art Museum and the earth renewal ceremony of the North American Plains. All of these issues are examined with a personal poetics of text in his prints.
By Edgar Heap of Birds
- October 10, 2007 to October 13, 2007
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- September 7, 2007 to October 13, 2007
Children's Tears Laid Out to Dry continues Naufús Figueroa's exploration into the troubled history of his birthplace, translated through the poetry of Québécois author Anne Hébert. In her work Hébert often describes terror stricken and unhappy children. For Figueroa her poetry reflects the mournfulness of children during the Guatemalan Civil War, where the children of activists and guerrillas would be kidnapped to be killed or adopted out to military families in an attempt to destroy the "bad seed". Vancouver based artist, Barry Doupe collaborates in this installation with a series of animations.
By Naufus Ramirez Figueroa
- June 29, 2007 to August 4, 2007
Spectacles of Intimacy explores the role of artist as social spectator, one who witnesses intimate (private) spaces and moments and translates them into the public sphere for debate and discussion. This exhibition showcases the work of six Vancouver Island artists, each of whom rigorously engages with contemporary definitions of spectacle. Guest curated by Lora Carroll.
By Megan Dickie
- Curated by Lora Carroll
- June 14, 2007 to June 23, 2007
Tipi-Aalaya is a task-oriented performance incorporating elements of ritual and repetition set within a spoken-word soundscape. Drawing on her experience as a child of Fijian Indian and European parents growing up in New Zealand, and mistaken for a North American Indian, Singh addresses issues of identity, culture, otherness, and fusion. Her performance is followed by an installation that remains as a visual metaphor for her performative contemplations.
By Victoria Singh
- May 22, 2007 to June 23, 2007
Multi-disciplinary Cree-Métis artist, Jude Norris, employs idiosyncratic combinations of 'Native' material, language, traditional creative practice, and iconography with elements of western technology, art practice, theory, and language. Grounded by a strong aesthetic sensibility, and often a subtle humour, her work is an exploration and expression of the oddness and challenges of contemporary colonized reality.
By Jude Norris