Jun 19 - Dec 14, 2019
enawendewin/relationship looks to Anishinaabe ancestral gardens as an active participant in and provider of positive lessons for living in today’s world. In stories, Anishinaabe in the past designed their gardens so that each plant in the garden was considered in terms of how they provide something necessary for the whole of the garden, including how each one relates to those outside the garden, to the whole of the landscape, and other beings.
Sep 13 - Oct 19, 2019
Please join us for the opening reception of Couzyn van Heuvelen’s exhibition BAIT on September 13, 2019, at 6 pm
Couzyn van Heuvelen’s work is a reinterpretation and reimagining of Inuit hunting and fishing implements. The sculptural works draw upon the artist’s relationship to Inuit tradition and land-based material culture and technology. Through his artistic process, the artist manipulates material - aluminum, glass, steel - to elaborate and distinguish the unique aesthetics and creative currency derived from utilitarian objects that define the maker. BAIT is a platform for the artist to further investigate his relationships and lived experience of his culture and identity through rendered artworks related to Inuit survival and sovereignty. The works in BAIT teases out the language of hunting, innovation and traditional practices through a framework of scale, materials and abstraction that is still uniquely Inuit. Through the presentation of his work, the exhibition addresses issues related to the transitional experiences between north and south, food sovereignty and the binaries of art, craft and function.