ARTIST TALK | OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, July 29 · 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Urban Shaman | Main Gallery | MFG Gallery
203-290 McDermot Ave
Rosalie Favell: Facing the Camera
Peter Morin: Circle
Friday July 29 – Saturday October 1, 2011
Facing the Camera (2008-present) is a collection of portraits of Indigenous artists and curators. Inspired by the realization that there was no collective document of this group, Rosalie Favell turns the lens towards her colleagues who make up contemporary Aboriginal art communities.
This series extends to international Indigenous artists and curators from the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist born and raised in Winnipeg. Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources, ranging from pop culture to family albums, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman. Her work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions in national and international venues.
Marvin Francis Media Arts Gallery
The Art is Ceremony, in cities, in towns, in villages, in hearts. The Art is a method to engage with our breath.
Peter Morin, of the Tahltan Nation of northern British Columbia, is a Victoria-based visual and performance artist. His ideas about museums and their transformation through indigenous ways of knowing began in his cousin's cabin, where visits with friends, relatives, and elders offered him a gradual understanding of Tahltan history and how it can be carried over the land and into urban spaces.