Held in the Hand: Beading and Family History as art practice in the work of Jobena Petonoquot and Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Jobena Petonoquot & Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse Curated by Lori Beavis

Mar 5 - Apr 17, 2021

Text by Lori Beavis
February 15, 2021

This digital exhibition1, Held in the Hand: Beading and Family History,  brings together work by two emerging artists, Jobena Petonoquot and Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé. Jobena Petonoquot is an Algonquin artist from Kitigan Zibi, Quebec.  Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé is an Upper Tanana member of the White River First Nation, Yukon and Alaska. Vander Meer -Chassé has been beading since childhood, while Petonoquot taught herself beading in her mid-20s.  



Dayna Danger, Arielle Twist, Lacie Burning, and Kablusiak

May 21 - Jul 16, 2021

Curated by gijiit (Adrienne Huard and Lindsay Nixon)

This exhibition explores the ways in which Two Spirit, trans, and Indigiqueer artists enact queer futures to think about ethics, consent, and relationships. By engaging with kink, we [gijiit] use it as a tool for seeking decolonial love and kinship. Participating artists include Dayna Danger, Arielle Twist, Lacie Burning, and Kablusiak.

connections of gestures

Carrie Allison

Sep 10 - Oct 23, 2021

connections of gestures explores beaded animation in video, still life, and beaded works. Carrie Allison was inspired by beadwork held in museums across Turtle Island, how these pieces hold ancestors, tell stories and connect us through time and space. Through combining animation and beadwork the artist seeks to visually narrate the practice of beading and bring viewers closer to an understanding of beadwork’s animacy.

The Hidden Anatomy Exhibition and Artist Residency

Jan 7 - Feb 19, 2022

Organized by Bennett Bedoukian

The Hidden Anatomy brings together the disassociated. The elements of work, practice, repetition, and experimentation that are done behind closed doors are brought to the forefront. It is an exposition of how and why choices are made and presented. This is not a negation of the past; this is a drawing out. An examination. Accepting our failures, and moving through them. This is a negation of mediocrity. An acceptance of learning. A willingness to listen.