Gallery@501 presents I AM MY FATHER, Reflections on killing the Indian in the child, by Adrian Stimson

August 27, 2019

Gallery@501 presents I AM MY FATHER, Reflections on killing the Indian in the child, by Adrian Stimson

Please note, the opening date as well as the reception date for this exhibit have been corrected below.

The Gallery@501 is pleased to present I AM MY FATHER, Reflections on killing the Indian in the child, by Adrian Stimson. The exhibit opens on September 6 and is on display until October 20, 2019.

The public is invited to attend the exhibit’s opening reception on Friday, September 6 at 7 p.m. at Gallery@501 (#120, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park).

Artist Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation. An interdisciplinary artist, he exhibits his work nationally and internationally.

Each year, Gallery@501 offers an exhibit focused around issues identified by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, in particular, Indian residential schools and colonialism. Understanding Canada’s colonial history and debunking the racist myths that run through Canadian society is an important part of the truth and reconciliation process. Stimson’s work breaks these myths and stereotypes by exploring aboriginal identity and history while referencing post-colonial issues.

The art included in this exhibit speak to history and colonialism, while encouraging compassion and empathy. Adrian Stimson’s artworks challenge our perceptions of racism and can be seen as tools to end racism and move towards reconciliation, forgiveness and healing. These artworks are impacted with lessons in morality and respect for all, a guiding principle that is fundamental in First Nations worldviews. 

Visit strathcona.ca/gallery501 or call 780-410-8585 for more information. Admission to the gallery is free.
 

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