FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 03/19/2018
MAJOR INDIGENOUS ARTWORK ADDED TO PRIVATE COLLECTION
CONTACTS: Bruno Canadien – email@example.com,
Sarah Secter - firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Bruno Canadien is pleased to announce the sale of his large-scale, multi panel painting entitled Hustle & Bustle/ Downriver House (2016).
Canadien’s painting is currently featured in INSURGENCE/ RESURGENCE, Winnipeg Art Gallery’s largest-ever exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art, curated by Jaimie Isaac and Dr. Julie Nagam. The work is available for public viewing at the WAG until April 22, 2018. The work is also featured in the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s hardcover catalogue of the show, also entitled INSURGENCE/ RESURGENCE.
Hustle & Bustle/ Downriver House was conceived and created while Bruno was a participant at The Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity’s 2016 Indigenous Visual & Digital Arts Residency in Banff, Alberta.
This sale was facilitated by Art Consultant Sarah Secter, of Secter Architecture + Design Ltd, of Winnipeg MB, on behalf of a private client.
2016 Bruno Canadien
Acrylic, graphite, paper, flagging tape, satin ribbon, on 16 birch panels.
108” x 96” x 2”
Hustle & Bustle/ Downriver House is the North as both Indigenous (Dene) territory lovingly occupied from time immemorial, and a colonized industrial zone fragmented and delineated by survey stakes, cut-blocks, mines and pipelines. More than this, this work is a celebration of our survival and continued connection to the land. Floral designs, ribbonwork/textiles and vivid colours are utilized in Dene artistic expressions of love for family and for our country, and I’ve tried to insert those ideas within this (sub-arctic) circle/painting in order to examine current relationships between Indigenous People and Canadians and the Land, particularly in the north. Within this discourse, questions abound over the health of these relationships.
The artist wishes to acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Royal Bank of Canada:
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.