ZOOM LECTURE: “Passages” Artist Talk for Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
DATE: November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST
NOTE: Registration is required (Space is Limited) click here
FROM THE RCA:
On November 4, Minden, Ontario-based Kwakiutl sculptor Mary Anne Barkhouse will deliver a Zoom lecture on her recent work for our fourth Passages lecture. Barkhouse will speak about new works featured in exhibitions at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon and Lapai Gallery, Ottawa. Combining multiple materials and processes, such as cast glass, bronze, woven tapestry and cyanotype, the installations are inspired by recent events in natural and human histories including the reintroduction of bison in numerous western locations and renewed investigations into Indigenous political and social justice issues.
Barkhouse was born in Vancouver, BC but has strong ties to both coasts as her mother is from the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation of Alert Bay, BC and her father is of German and British descent from Nova Scotia. She is a descendant of a long line of internationally recognized-Northwest Coast artists that includes Ellen Neel, Mungo Martin and Charlie James. She graduated with Honours from the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, and has exhibited widely across Canada and the United States.
As a result of personal and family experience with land and water stewardship, Barkhouse’s work examines ecological concerns and intersections of culture through the use of animal imagery. Inspired by issues surrounding empire and survival, Barkhouse creates installations that evoke consideration of the self as a response to history and environment.
A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Barkhouse’s work can be found in numerous collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, Remai Modern in Saskatoon, the Mendel Art Gallery in Regina, and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta. Mary Anne Barkhouse currently resides in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario.
ABOVE IMAGE: Installation view of Opimihaw, Wanuskewin