SKIN, BONE, WOOL, STONE
ART AND TRADITIONAL CLOTHING FROM NUNAVUT,
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AND ALASKA
NOVEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 12, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 6-11pm
Evans Contemporary is pleased to present Skin, Bone, Wool, Stone, an exhibition of sculptures, prints, wall hangings and traditional clothing from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
With a focus on Canada's Western Arctic, Skin, Bone, Wool Stone, presents Evans Contemporary's collection of artwork and traditional clothing from artists across the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Alaska. The collection includes exquisite, traditional beadwork, and embroidery from the Sahtu region, whale-bone carving from the Beaufort Delta, wool-duffle packing dolls from Taloyoak, and wall hangings from Baker Lake. Traditional mukluks, moccasins, parkas and moose-hide gauntlets showcase the exceptional skill, creativity, and talents of the artists, craftspeople, elders and youth from these unique regions.
Evans Contemporary is dedicated to the presentation of creative projects by national and international contemporary artists. Located in Peterborough, Ontario, the gallery is situated on the third floor of a late Victorian building in the heart of the café and arts district. Its mandate is to launch contemporary exhibitions every four to six weeks and offer a unique space for special projects and new endeavours for each exhibiting artist, while allowing artists to present projects that transcend the trends of the commercial visual art market
Evans Contemporary falls just outside of the entrenched public and private gallery sectors. It is privately owned and operated, and runs as a negative profit exhibition space. Through its generous supporters and patrons, it serves to provide exceptional, contemporary exhibitions to a region underserviced by visual culture. The gallery serves as a rallying point for artists, cultural workers and art lovers of the Kawartha Lakes region. In addition to its physical exhibitions, and openings, Evans Contemporary coordinates online documentation and publications for each exhibition. Operating as an amalgamation of artist-run centre, museum, institute, and private foundation, Evans Contemporary fills a void in the cultural landscape of the region, plays an important role as a leader in the cultural fabric of Peterborough and the Kawartha region and stands as a signifying site of local culture.
129 1/2 HUNTER ST. WEST
302 PEARL AVE.
705 874 6932
HOURS: SATURDAY 12PM - 6PM
PAOLO FORTIN - GALLERY COORDINATOR