Friday, June 29, 2012

"This is My Song" Exhibition: Another great review

By Rob Gill, Huntsville Art Society and Coordinator, The Art Space

"It is unfortunate that it is only one day before the show closes that I am able to fully articulate this, but I must emphasize just what a remarkable show this is. This exhibition may be located in the small, humble (but beautiful) room tucked away behind main street Huntsville that is The Art Space, but it is HUGE. Not only does it feature the work of twelve (a significant number) contemporary aboriginal Canadian women artists, arguably the most potent of themes, but it provides a broad (and concise) selection in terms of Nation (Metis, Anishnaabe, Ojibwe, Inuvialuit, Alutiiq, Dakota, Mohawk, and Anishnawbek), medium (painting, music, video/performance art, painting, textiles, multi-media, poetry), location (Northwest Territories, B.C, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Socotia), and approach/genre (conceptual, performance art, traditional, symbolic, geometric, abstaction, representational, figurative). The calibre of the artists is beyond noteworthy, many late in their career with a significant international presence and radical contemporary currents can easily be found flowing through this show. This exhibition deeply engages both the heart and the mind. Thank you Nathalie and thank you to all the artists involved." - Rob Gill

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