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Rosalie Favell, Selected portraits from the on-going series Facing the Camera
Left to Right: Ryan Rice (2016), Meryl McMaster (2017), Rita Letendre (2012)

Rosalie Favell: Shifting Focus

October 20 to December 8, 2018

Opening reception Saturday, October 20 from 1pm – 3pm
Artist will be in attendance. Remarks at 1:30pm

Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist addressing issues of identity, representation and cultural heritage, particularly as they relate to identifying her own experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman. Inspired by her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, Favell explores the image-making power of photography and portraiture. For her solo exhibition at Latcham Art Centre entitled, Shifting Focus, photographs from three recent bodies of work will be presented. In Facing the Camera, Artists in the Landscape and Collectors, Favell is working to document Indigenous artists and art professionals to provide as much visibility to these art communities as possible and shift the power dynamics historically at play with how Indigenous peoples are represented. For the project, Facing the Camera, Favell has documented over 450 Aboriginal artists since 2008. This on-going series began at an artist residency where Favell took the initiative to document all the artists participating. Upon reviewing the images and seeing her community represented in this way, she realized how impactful this documentation could be and she has continued to arrange these portrait sessions at every opportunity over the last decade. Favell has also turned her lens to document artists in the landscape, building long panoramic images that highlight the land in relation to the subject, as well as a newer series that provides a behind the scenes look at art collectors with artworks by Indigenous artists. Together with her peers, these portraits celebrate relationship building, visibility, and make necessary space for collaborative representation.

Please join us at the new Latcham Art Centre to experience these works and meet the artist at the opening reception on Saturday, October 20th, 1 – 3pm.

This exhibition continues Latcham Art Centre’s ongoing commitment to provide a public venue to showcase artwork by Indigenous artists and is generously sponsored by The University of Ontario Institute of Technology.


Rosalie Favell is a Metis artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, now living and working in Ottawa, Ontario. Favell’s work has been exhibited in Canada, the US, Edinburgh, Scotland, Paris, France, Taipei, Taiwan and Melbourne, Australia. Her artwork has been collected by the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (Ottawa), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.), and Global Affairs, Canada. She has received numerous grants, and awards including the Chalmers Fellowship, the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunten Award, and the Karsh Award. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Rosalie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and a PhD (ABD) from Carleton University in Cultural Mediations. In Ottawa Rosalie has taught at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Discovery University.


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Latcham Art Centre is dedicated to providing opportunities for members of the community to engage with the visual arts through exhibitions of contemporary art and art education programs like classes, workshops, artist talks and tours. It is funded by donations, sponsorships, membership and fundraising events as well as annual grants from the municipality of Whitchurch-Stouffville and the Ontario Arts Council. The Art Centre is located in Stouffville, Ontario, 45 minutes northeast of Toronto with free parking and accessible via GO Transit.

For more information please contact:
Elisa Coish | Curator | Latcham Art Centre
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, Ontario
Tel. 905 640 8954
curator@latchamartcentre.ca
www.latchamartcentre.ca

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