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Christi Belcourt, Family, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 152 cm. © Courtesy of the artist

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.

Christi Belcourt, Family, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 152 cm. © Courtesy of the artist
Myrosia Humeniuk, Spring Wonder, 2017, dye on ostrich egg, 17 x 13 x 13 cm. © Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Pierre Laporte Photography
Florence Yee, Second Generation, (triptych), 2016, oil on canvas, 91 x 91 cm (each panel). © Courtesy of the artist
Kelly Duquette, I forgot who, I was but now I remember series series (1 of 3), acrylic, pigment, pouring medium, beads and thread on linen, 76 x 91 cm. (detail) © Courtesy of the artist

Artists

  • Curated by Jaime Koebel
  • Artists Barry Ace
  • Featuring Christi Belcourt
  • Featuring Simon Brascoupé
  • Featuring David White Deer Charette
  • Featuring Kelly Duquette
  • Featuring Myrosia Humeniuk
  • Featuring Nathalie Mantha
  • Featuring Florence Yee
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