7: Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated offers diverse audiences from the many nations across Canada an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate and engage with the work by one of Canada’s most important early artist alliances – the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated.
About the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated: This Group of Seven was a ground-breaking cultural and political entity that self-organized to demand recognition as professional, contemporary artists, to challenge old constructs, and to stimulate a new way of thinking about contemporary Aboriginal people, their lives and art. Gathering informally at first in the early 1970s, Jackson Beardy (1944-1984), Eddy Cobiness (1933-1996), Alex Janvier (b. 1935), Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007), Daphne Odjig (b. 1919), Carl Ray (1942-1978) and Joseph Sanchez (b. 1948) formed this influential and historical group. Since their official incorporation in 1974, the PNIAI have often been wryly referred to as the “Indian Group of Seven.”
Artists Alex Janvier and Joseph Sanchez will be in attendance. Learn more about this outstanding exhibit at: http://www.mackenzieartgallery.ca/engage/exhibitions/7
The exhibition will be on display at the MacKenzie from September 21, 2013 – January 12, 2014.
Free Admission. Cash Bar.