Eleanor King solo exhibition, curated by Jenelle M. Pasiechnik
January 14 to March 25, 2023
Eleanor King’s solo exhibition nothing we do is worth getting hurt for. at the Campbell River Art Gallery examines the history of heavy industry and its relationship with the lands and waters of Ligwiłda’xw and Huu-ay-aht territories. The artist brings together multiple media such as: video, Google Earth mapping, sound, composite photography, and screen printing in a site-specific installation to hold a conversation about our treatment of the environment, the sustainability of that treatment, and the future. Read more about the show here.
Mu’la || Gratitude
John Albert Sharkey (Guy), Chuck Jules, Shawn Decaire, and Jennifer Joseph
Curated by: Nadine Bariteau
January 28 to April 29, 2023 in our Satellite Gallery
Mu’la means Gratitude in Kwakwala. This state of appreciation fosters a sense of our collective responsibility and shared humanity. Each artist’s work is a manifestation of their gratitude. Chuck Jule’s gratitude goes to the people of the Hive, the space where he practices his art. Jennifer Joseph is truly grateful for the teachings passed down from her ancestors, particularly those shared by her mother and grandmother with whom she learned to weave. Guy Sharkey’s gratitude goes toward Beau Dick, his mentor for 30 years, who taught him the traditional way of carving. Finally, Shawn wants to pay tribute to the late Georges Lewis who taught him 20 years ago to make his very first Manat’si (drum).
This exhibition is a reminder that everyday we can be thankful for someone or something that has come across our path, and this makes room for the power and possibility of change.
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