Gallery@501 presents Mother Tongue / Ehts’o Ket’a by Bruno Canadien

September 4, 2020

Gallery@501 presents Mother Tongue / Ehts’o Ket’a by Bruno Canadien

Gallery@501 is pleased to present Mother Tongue / Ehts’o Ket’a by artist Bruno Canadien. The exhibit opens on September 10 and will be on display at Gallery@501 until October 25.

Gallery@501 is pleased to present Mother Tongue / Ehts’o Ket’a by artist Bruno Canadien. The exhibit opens on September 10 and will be on display at Gallery@501 until October 25.

Bruno Canadien’s work primarily focuses on addressing issues surrounding the intersection of First Nation / Tribal sovereignty, resource exploration and environmental concerns. Canadien uses collage, adornment, painting and drawing to present evidence of contemporary Indigenous presence and resistance throughout his work.

In Mother Tongue/ Eths’o Ket’a, Bruno Canadien gives back to his grandmothers, reflecting their Dene artistic tradition in his new series of paintings and assemblages. Taking as his inspiration artwork made by his family, Canadien meditates on art, language, sovereignty, legacy, and relations, and presents Dene/Metis iconography in a new context, recreating connections with his ancestors and future generations of Dene. Bruno Canadien is a member of Deh Gah Got’ı́é First Nation, Dehcho Region, Denendeh, currently residing in the Calgary area, Treaty 7.

The public is invited to attend the exhibit’s opening reception on Thursday, September 10 at 7 p.m. in the Agora, adjacent to Gallery@501 (401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park). The opening reception has been created to follow all Alberta Health Services guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Strathcona County.

Visit strathcona.ca/gallery501 or call 780-410-8585 to learn more about Gallery@501’s latest exhibit and the new guidelines in place.

 

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