2 Feb 2023 - 22 Apr 2023
Exhibition opening: Feb. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. (remarks at 6 p.m.)
Artist's tour: Feb. 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
David Garneau, Métis scholar and former faculty at AUArts from 1993-1999, will be at Nickle Galleries on Thursday, Feb. 2 for the opening of his latest exhibition, Métissage.
David will conduct a personal tour of the exhibition from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with an opening reception and remarks starting at 6 p.m.
In this survey exhibition of more than 50 artworks, Edmonton-born artist David Garneau documents his Métis heritage and his struggle to shape a contemporary Indigenous identity. Many of his paintings explore how the Métis Resistances of 1869 and 1885 impacted the lives of his great, great grandparents, Laurent and Eleanor, of Edmonton’s Garneau district and subsequent generations. With imagination, wit and some ambivalence, this Regina-based artist pictures and celebrates historic and contemporary Métis lived experience.
Exhibition organized by Nickle Galleries and curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette.