October 18, 2012 – January 28, 2013
Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)
Curated by Shelby Richardson
The Understanding Place in Culture online catalogue is available here. It features a curatorial essay, numerous works of art and information about the artists.
Museums and other educational institutions are often seen as sites of privileged knowledge production, spaces that have often excluded minority perspectives and realities. This exhibition presents a selection of prints from the George and Christiane Smyth and Vincent Rickard Northwest Coast Print collection that focus on representations of place and Indigenous knowledge production. The perspectives represented by these artists challenge the hegemonic practices of institutions, such as museums, by positioning the artists as the ethnographic authorities on their cultural expressions and knowledge.