F A L S E PROPHETS
This exhibition is the fourth Exhibition for my work here at the Gas Station Arts Centre. The GSAC has introduced me to many artists who have inspired and taught, and become the subject matter of many of my works. This series of paintings has been created over the past decade, with many interruptions by other works and projects. The concept that we can change our perception of each other by adding or subtracting a thing as simple as a hat or a glove, is a thing I have been playing with for years. The self imposed size restrictions and the desire to use found objects attached to the surface of the works played a real part in the creation of these small paintings. The journey has taken many twists and turns from my longstanding fascination with the images of theatre and dance to some social comments I have felt the need to express, and frighteningly, some very political observations.
Please enjoy these works, as I have enjoyed the works of so many great artists on the walls and stage of the Gas Station Theatre. A percentage of any sales of this work will be donated to the GSAC Fundraising.
We acknowledge that we are gathered on ancestral lands; Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.
We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.
Acknowledging this truth is important to the Gas Station Arts Centre, yet we acknowledge that it is only a small part of cultivating and protecting strong relationships with Indigenous communities.