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UPRISING: THE POWER OF MOTHER EARTH
Christi Belcourt – A Retrospective with Isaac Murdoch

Exhibition Dates: ENDS November 25, 2018

Take a tour of this exhibition on Facebook with Christi Belcourt.

UPRISING: THE POWER OF MOTHER EARTH charts Belcourt’s artistic career beginning with early works showcasing the natural world’s beauty and on to her large sweeping murals, including her collaborations with knowledge holder, storyteller, and emerging visual artist Isaac Murdoch.

About 35 works spanning more than 25 years of art-making are included in this must-see exhibition. Join the thousands who have been moved so deeply by these extraordinary creations.

The works on display celebrate Belcourt’s artistic achievements, both in her solo practice and her collaboration with other artists, such as Murdoch. The exhibition features Murdoch’s iconic images, including Thunderbird Woman, which have become symbolic of the Indigenous resistance movement against resource extraction.

People love Belcourt’s large canvases which echo traditional Métis beaded designs. Her sinuous paintings are executed principally in tiny dots made by dipping the end of a stylus, paintbrush or knitting needle into paint. The time and stamina required by this technique speak to this prolific artist’s energy and commitment.


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The show is organized by Thunder Bay Art Gallery with Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa). Paintings have been gathered from public and private collections. Exceptional works such as Wisdom of the Universe (2014), commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario and voted the favourite artwork in the AGO’s entire collection in 2015, are in Thunder Bay for the five-month exhibition. Other works in the exhibition are on loan from the National Gallery of Canada, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and the Canadian Museum of History. The exhibition will tour nationally to galleries in Ottawa, Joliette, Regina, and Winnipeg until 2020.

In recent years, Belcourt has increased her artistic activism. In collaboration with Isaac Murdoch and Indigenous artist Erin Konsmo, Belcourt guides the Ontario-based Onaman Collective which shares Indigenous traditional knowledge and language with youth. Through all aspects of her art practice, Belcourt expresses her deep respect for Mother Earth, as well as the traditions and the knowledge of her people. She aims to guide people – with urgent passion – to live in balance with nature.

This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

Images:
Christi Belcourt, The Earth is My Government, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 129.5 x 182.9, collection of the artist
Christi Belcourt, This Painting is a Mirror, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 198 x 274 cm, collection of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

“This painting is a mirror, reflecting back all the beauty you have inside, every kind and compassionate act, every time you cared, every act of generosity and gentleness”.
– Christi Belcourt


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Contact:
Alastair C MacKay
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
807 577 6427
communications@theag.ca

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