Friday, 30 August 2013

NET-ETH: Going out of darkness

NET ETH: Going Out of the Darkness
SWARM event: September 13, 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: September 12-29

Artists: Chris Bose, Lacie Burning, Brenda Crabtree, 
Wayne Dennis, Mimi Gellman, David Neel, 
Lou-ann Ika’wega Neel, Jada-Gabrielle Pape, 
Adrian Stimson, Jerry Whitehead, Tania Willard, 
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and others.

Curated by: Tarah Hogue and Rose Spahan
NET ETH: Going Out of the Darkness is a group exhibition of over twenty contemporary and traditional First Nations artists, among them are Indian Residential School survivors and their descendants whose work is a powerful testimony to their personal healing process. 
NET ETH is a hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ metaphor for “the first light after the darkness, a time when you pray and cleanse your tools to make them strong”. Here, the artwork reflects the process of “opening up to the light, so that we can all heal together” from the intergenerational trauma that is the sad legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential School system. 
Organized by Malaspina Printmakers Society, the exhibition spans three venues: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Malaspina’s studio space, and the Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery at Skwachàys Healing Lodge located in Vancouver’s downtown east side. The NET ETH: Going Out of the Darkness exhibition catalogue will feature essays, poems, biographies and artist statements and the works of sixteen of the participating artists.
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