Tag: First Nations

26/150: Kent Monkman – Shame & Prejudice

Kent Monkman’s (b: 1965) powerful, large-scale travelling project for Canada’s Sesquicentennial takes the viewer on a journey through 300 years of history, narrating a story of Canada through the lens of First Nations.  Monkman is of Cree ancestry, is one of Canada’s best-known artists, and has an increasingly credible […]

Anishinaabe artist’s works are searing

This is Fringe, one of the most powerful images created by Rebecca Belmore, an Anishinaabe multimedia artist named as a winner of this year’s Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts (2013 Awards). Belmore’s use of sculpture, performance, photography and video to explore the treatment of Canada’s […]

First Nations Masks in RotoTiller Style

A bonnet made from lawnmower blades is part of Peter McFarlane’s heralded series of First Nation masks and head dresses created from used objects (chainsaws, shovels, rototiller blades and more).  Based in British Columbia, where he is represented by Pegasus Gallery, McFarlane is a sculptor, painter and installation […]