Elizabeth Doxtater, Barbara Helen-Hill, Tracey Anthony: . . . since forever . . .
August 4 – 27, 2017
Curators: Greg Davies & Shelley Niro
August 4 – 27, 2017 in the Main Gallery
Opening reception: Friday August 4, 7 – 9:30 pm
The Carnegie Gallery is proud to present …since forever…, a celebration of Indigenous existence, resistance and survival. From its inception, this exhibition has recognised the importance of critical reflection upon Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to be heard.
The thematic content of the works each address celebration juxtaposed with history. Their work was not produced in the service of a sesquicentennial anniversary. Theirs is an honest statement from the perspective of Indigenistance. In this respect, …since forever… contributes to the dialogue and process of healing and reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and Canadians.
This exhibit creates a platform for Indigenous peoples to have that dialogue with Canadians. As we confront the troubles of the past and present, we recognize the importance of reconciliation. Visitors will discover the significance of Indigenous existence; an existence which has persevered on Turtle Island since creation, ...since forever ...
Opening thanksgiving address will be presented by Dr. Rick Monture, Indigenous Studies, McMaster University.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.
The Carnegie Gallery also acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council, Dundas Museum and Archives, Indigenous Studies and Peace Studies at McMaster University and Bryan Prince Bookseller.