July 5—August 2, 2013
Opening Reception at 8pm, Artist talk 9pm, Friday, July 5, 2013.
Urban Shaman’s Main Gallery
Paradigm by Jeff Kahm
Although the age of modern painting began in the 19th century I was particularly drawn to work produced in the latter half of the 20th century, particularly Color Field painting, Geometric Abstraction and the work of the New York School. My fascination with modern and contemporary art practices consumed me even through graduate studies at the University of Alberta. Importantly, my interest in Indigenous art history (particularly pre-Modern art) was another component crucial to my research of non-objective art and I soon recognized parallels and similarities between the Indigenous paradigm of geometric abstraction and the modern art aesthetic.
In the Urban Shaman’s Marvin Francis Media Gallery
Hoop Dancers by David Garneau
Hoop Dancers is a digital projection that features young men in pow-wow regalia playing pick-up basketball between dances. The camera work and editing emphasizes the abstract beauty of the regalia and the rhythms that are common to dance and sport. The video also shows Aboriginal men engaging the contemporary world while also enjoying traditional cultural practices. It is a celebration of athleticism, cultural continuity, adaptation and beauty.
Urban Shaman’s AND Gallery
Circle of Life Youth Group Exhibition
July 5—August 2, 2013
Opening Reception at 4:30–6:30pm on Friday, July 5, 2013.
The Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre, the North End Art Centre (NEAC) and participating inner city youth are proud to present their annual art exhibit entitled, Circle of Life. Moving around the great circle, otherwise known as the “Sacred Hoop,” is an ongoing journey of personal connections and evolution. Many believe that the “Sacred Hoop” is a safe, protected, and trusting environment where everyone can come and share their stories and feelings through tears and laughter, while utilizing the tools of art. The Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre and the NEAC reflect these beliefs and are proud to provide the opportunity to assist youth in expressing their individual voices, and most importantly, to be heard.
Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art gratefully acknowledges the support of our friends, volunteers, community and all our relations, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Hydro, (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Inc., The Winnipeg Foundation.
~GITCHI MIIGWETCH / HAI HAI