Online Opening Event - Indigenous History in Colour

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 6 pm PST
Luke Parnell chats with Beth Carter, Curator of the Bill Reid Gallery in the virtual exhibition opening of "Indigenous History in Colour" accompanied with a gallery tour and Q+A. Welcome remarks and singing by Audrey Siegl.

On view February 3, 2021 – May 9, 2021

This solo exhibition by Luke Parnell is a powerful exploration of the relationship between Northwest Coast Indigenous oral histories, conceptual art, and traditional formline design. Indigenous History in Colour’s playful juxtapositions and bold commentary are inspired by history, pop culture, and Bill Reid. Parnell’s multidisciplinary analysis of the shifting perspectives of Northwest Coast art in modern history challenges contemporary discourse on notions of reconciliation, repatriation and representation today.

Image: Luke Parnell, Bear Mother, 2019. 
Digital drawing, inkjet on paper. 
Private collection. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid. 
Courtesy MKG127 Gallery, Toronto.


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