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Waasawaabaaminaa (Prophecies) at Gallery 101, Ottawa

Posted October 31, 2012 by dylanminer in Events

384828_10151275107283454_797534589_n.jpgThis last week, I drove ten hours with a smashed canoe on my beat up Jeep. The reason for my late-fall road trip was to install an exhibition at Gallery 101, an amazing artist-run center in Ottawa (Canada's capital, for the US-centrics). The show investigated 2012 and Indigenous prophecies as its point of origin. You can read my longer artist statement at Gallery 101 or on my website.

If you happen to be within driving distance to Ottawa, I will be returning on December 12 for a closing reception and party. So come on out…

The show includes a small library of books on Indigenous radicalism, all written by Native authors. These include birchbark library cards and can be borrowed. The exhibition also includes a full-sized canoe, smashed by the weight of [you fill this in], ten lacrosse sticks, a hand-sewn elk-hide lacrosse ball, seven incised canoe paddles and associated prints. During the show, the eight fire pits will be burnt, one per week…

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