Curated by William Kingfisher

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.


Couzyn van Heuvelen

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. The opening will coincide with a publication launch that is co-produced by the Owens Art Gallery and features writing by Ryan Rice and Camille Georgeson-Usher and Bryan Winters. The night will also coincide with the launch of Inuit Art Quarterly's Fall 2019 issue. Copies of both the publication and magazine will be available for purchase. 

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.