indigenous art


Jordan Bennett, Nisqanamuk Kmtn, 2015, Acrylic on cradled wooden panels , 91.4 x 91.4 cm. Photo: Candace Kennedy

This acrylic piece is just one example of award-winning artist Jordan Bennett’s style.  This 44-second video is the work he produced when the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia invited him to create a site-specific wall painting.  Gallery site here.

With a focus on Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual culture, Jordan Bennett’s practice utilizes painting, sculpture, video, installation, and sound to explore themes of land, language, the act of visiting, and familial ties. In doing so, Bennett challenges colonial perceptions of Indigenous histories, stereotypes, and presence.

Jordan Bennett’s website, here.

Article on the exhibit in Canadian Art magazine, here.

Bennett was a 2018 Sobey Award nominee, featured at the National Gallery of Canada, here.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, here.

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