The Comox Valley Art Gallery will host an artist/curatorial talk and reception Saturday, March 14, starting at 1pm, to mark the opening of “The Time of Things: The Continuum of Indigenous Customary Practices into Contemporary Art.”

The exhibition is guest-curated by visual artist, researcher and curator France Trépanier. It features the work of five contemporary Indigenous artists from Vancouver Island, Montreal, and Inuvialuit: Daphne Boyer, Maureen Bruben, Susan Pavel, Skeena Reece and Maika Echasis Swan.

“The Time of Things proposes to challenge the binary of traditional and contemporary art. It considers the continuum of Indigenous customary practices into contemporary Indigenous art through the work of five women artists,” says Trépanier.

“Through their various Indigenous perspectives, this exhibition explores how the concept of time informs the production of Indigenous art today. It looks at how time influences connections to materials and process and it delves into the influence of intergenerational memory and knowledge passed through time on art-making.”

People will also have a chance to hear from Trépanier when she gives an artist talk at North Island College on Thursday, March 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College.

“The Time of Things” will run until May 9. CVAG is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The March 14 opening and the ongoing exhibition is free and everyone is welcome. Donations are gratefully accepted.

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Glen Sanford

Director, Comox Valley Art Gallery

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