Jayce Salloum, untitled part 4: terra (in)cognita, Video Still, 2005

21

with Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Divya Mehra, Jayce Salloum, Camille Turner, Gabriel Yahyahkeekoot

Main Gallery

February 16 – March 17, 2007

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By design, the artists participating in the 21 exhibition come from aboriginal and other non-dominant cultures. Their works move beyond cultural representation and expectation, providing viewers with the opportunity to re-examine and reconfigure how we relate to one another. The works of Cheryl l’Hirondelle, Divya Mehra, Jayce Salloum, Camille Turner and Gabriel Yahyahkeekoot address different aspects of the cultural realities occurring in this country. What unites them is their ongoing willingness to subvert dependencies on archetypes, definitions, and labels in the creation of identity as they move toward the reconciliation of politicized identities and evolving contemporary realities.

BIOGRAPHIES

Cheryl l’Hirondelle (aka Waynohtew, Cheryl Koprek) is an Alberta born, Vancouver based Metis/Cree non-status, French, German, Polish multi/interdisciplinary artist. Her practice is an investigation of the intersection of cree worldview (nehiyawin) and the interdisciplinarity of creative expression inherent in other indigenous, world and youth cultures. She develops performative physical endurances, infiltrations and interventions, site-specific installations, and interactive net.art projects.

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