Dec 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at
In conjunction with her solo exhibition currently on view at Artspace, Melissa General will deliver an artist talk on Friday, December 14 at 7pm. Reception to follow.
The exhibition, ‘Cause I work so hard to make it everyday, contains two videos that were filmed in the artist's home territory, Six Nations of the Grand River. Fusing complex soundscapes with purposeful movements, the videos follow General through a forest as she performs actions of preparation and collection. Lisa Myers proposes that these actions are "acts that attempt to reconcile an unresolved sense of belonging," a recurring theme in General's work.
Melissa General is a Mohawk artist from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from York University. She is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, audio, video and installation. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Lamont Gallery, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Harbourfront Centre, Stride Gallery, Gallery 101, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, and was included in the 2016 Contemporary Native Art Biennial in Montréal. She is a Hnatyshyn Foundation REVEAL - Indigenous Art Award laureate and was named as the 2018 Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Arts Award Emerging Artist Laurate.
We would like to thank the generous support of our exhibition sponsor Ann Barrett.