Ahasiw Maskegeon-Iskew, Archer Pechawis, Adrian Stimson, Cheryl L’hirondelle, Sheila Urbanoski, Elwood Jimmy
Opening: Sat April 21, 1-11pm
Exhibition Dates: Sat, 21 April – Sat, 28 April, 2012
Location: On Main, 1965 Main St.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Schedule of events for Sat. April 21, 2012
1:00pm – Event starts
2:00pm – Artist Talk: L’Hirondelle (30 minutes)
2:45pm – Artist Talk: Pechawis and Urbanoski via Skype (30 minutes)
3:30pm – Panel Discussion: including L’hirondelle, Pechawis, Stimpson and Jimmy, Moderator Glenn Alteen
8:00pm – Performance: Adrian Stimson
8:30pm – Opening Reception
On Main (1965 Main St.) and grunt gallery are partnering to present a group exhibition of artists responding to two works from grunt’s archive by Ahasiw Maskegeon-Iskew “Speaking the Language of Spiders”, a net art project from 1997 and “White Shame” a performance from 1992. This project is another way that grunt is Activating the Archive, and complements the recently released curated website of Ahasiw’s work at ghostkeeper.gruntarchives.org.
In response to “Speaking the Language of Spiders”, Cheryl L’hirondelle has created an audio work, and Archer Pechawis in collaboration with Sheila Urbanoski have created a website. Adrian Stimson and Elwood Jimmy will be performing works in reference to “White Shame”. In addition to these newly created pieces, the original works by Ahasiw will be presented as part of the exhibition, including a fresh edit of “white Shame”.
Among the first aboriginal artists in Canada working in New Media and Net Art, Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew’s work as a curator, producer and writer laid important groundwork for Aboriginal artists in these fields, his is an important voice in the development of these media within the aboriginal communities.
This exhibition will be launched with a series of performances, artist talks, and panels starting at 1pm at 1965 Main St. the opening day of the exhibition.