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Deep Looking: Emergence

In-person

Fibre & textile arts Indigenous Museum Visual arts
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Agnes Etherington Art Centre

36 University Ave.

Frontenac County, ON

Access

Free.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.

About

Take time to slow down and deeply observe works in the exhibition Emergence: A Recent Gift of Indigenous Art. Guided by Agnes docents, this contemplation practice allows for relaxation and new insights.

Emergence highlights important early and mid-career works of art by Malaya Akulukjuk, Kenojuak Ashevak, Irene Avaalaaqiaq, Robert Houle, Alex Janvier, Norval Morrisseau, Jessie Oonark and Parr, among others. As a collection, their works provide a cohesive vision of the approaches and concerns of artists working in the 1970s. The exhibition delves into the artists’ chosen materials and techniques that resulted in art forms championed through established community centres, craft guilds, and art galleries. Both emerging and elder artists experimented with a variety of media—across drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, and textiles. In doing so, they shaped new artistic markets and became influential advocates and innovators in the field of contemporary and Indigenous art, forging paths for future generations of artists.

On public view at Agnes for the first time, don’t miss your chance to see these works up close!

The docent program is generously supported by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Situated within territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a curatorially-driven and research-intensive professional art centre that proudly serves a dual mandate as a leading, internationally recognized public art gallery and as an active pedagogical resource at Queen’s University in Kingston. By commissioning, researching, collecting and stewarding works of art, and by exhibiting and interpreting visual culture through an intersectional lens, Agnes creates opportunities for participation and exchange across communities, cultures, histories and geographies.

Agnes is committed to anti-racism. We work to eradicate institutional biases and develop accountable programs that support and centre the artistic expression and lived experience of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. Agnes promotes 2SLGBTQIAP+ positive spaces. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

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