The Time of Things: The Continuum of Indigenous Customary Practices into Contemporary Art

Gestation, Maureen Grueben, 2016.

April 11 – July 7, 2018

Guest curated by France Trépanier

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.

View the exhibition publication online & posters BOYER GRUBEN PAVEL REECE SWAN

THE TIME OF THINGS proposes to challenge the binary of traditional and contemporary art. It considers the continuum of Indigenous customary practices into contemporary Indigenous art through the work of five women artists – Daphne Boyer, Maureen Gruben, Susan Pavel, Skeena Reece, and Marika Echachis Swan.  Through their various Indigenous perspectives, this exhibition explores how the concept of time informs the production of Indigenous art today. It looks at how time influences connections to materials and process and it delves into the influence of intergenerational memory and knowledge passed through time on art making.

Opening Celebration
Thursday, April 12, 7-9 pm | Facebook Event Page

Curator Talk: With France Trépanier
Saturday, May 26, 2pm | Facebook Event Page

Performance: Conceptual Carving with artist Skeena Reece.
Thursday, June 7, 7pm | Facebook Event Page

Workshop Coast Salish Wool Weaving with Chief Janice George and Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph Sunday, June 10th, 2018 | 10am – 4pm | Facebook Event Page

Join acclaimed weavers Chief Janice George and Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph for an in-depth course on the cultural significance and traditional methods of Salish wool weaving. Working with individual looms, participants will learn the twill and the twine techniques of Salish wool weaving and create a unique wall hanging to take home. This workshop is organized in conjunction with our newest exhibit, The Time of Things and will take place in the exhibition.

SkwetsimeltxWillard ‘Buddy’ Joseph and Chepximiya Siyam’ Janice George are accomplished weavers and teachers from the Squamish Nation They have co-founded L’hen Awtxw Weaving House to share the teachings and practice of traditional Coast Salish wool weaving.

Along with Leslie Tepper, they also co-authored the 2017 book, Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth.