Opening reception: June 22, 2017, 5:30 pm
Jaime Koebel is an artist and educator, and the founder of Ottawa’s Indigenous Walks. For the City of Ottawa’s Karsh-Masson Gallery, Koebel has brought together a stellar group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to explore how mapping, through floral imagery, includes ways of organizing, presenting, and knowing the world.
In Indigenous and non-Indigenous floral culture, the use of flowers in art objects becomes a marker of cultural identity, as well as a source of beauty and an act of elegance. Cultural identity through floral symbolism provides a source of distinct placement and allows cultural mapping through art objects.
Presented by the Karsh-Masson Gallery in collaboration with the NAC’s Canada Scene.