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Art Gallery of Sudbury unveils two new exhibits tonight

Both exhibits have an aboriginal theme

The Art Gallery of Sudbury opens two new exhibits tonight right after the gallery's annual general meeting, which gets underway at 5 p.m.

In gallery one is Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin: The Five Great Lakes, by artist Barry Ace.

Drawing inspiration from multiple facets of his Anishinaabe (Odawa) culture, Ace creates objects and imagery that utilize many traditional forms and motifs. 

He then disrupts the reading of these works with the introduction of other elements and technology, endeavouring to create a convergence of the historical and the contemporary. 

Ace is a band member of M’Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island, currently residing in Ottawa, and he is represented by Kinsman Robinson Galleries in Yorkville.

Also opening tonight is the exhibit in AGS' gallery two, The Teaching is in the Making: Re(Store)ied Memories of Anishinabeg, by Anishnawbekwe artists Celeste Pedri-Spade and Leanna Marshall.

Jingle dresses (healing/story dresses), photography and beaded medallions have a contemporary twist on the traditional forms. 

Pedri-Spade and Marshall collaborate to present an exhibition focusing on learning, storytelling and healing.

The artists will be giving a talk at 6 p.m. Oct. 26, following the AGM. Both exhibits will be on display until Jan. 22.


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