Exhibit runs Oct 1 – Nov 23 2022
Admission is free
“This project furthered my examination of how challenges facing Indigenous people today can be addressed artistically with reference to traditional teachings and concepts.”
– Donna Langhorne
Organized and toured though OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.
This exhibition features twenty paintings hung in five groups of four.
Common Truths recognizes the experiences of Indigenous peoples and the ongoing impact of colonialism that can be difficult to confront. Langhorne uses Woodland style painting, with bright colours and thick outlines, to incorporate Anishinaabe beliefs and clan structures. Each artwork depicts a doodem (animal totem) as a beacon of hope and healing for its associated issue, which includes lost traditions, treaty betrayal, residential schools, drinking water, stereotypes and many more.
Langhorne is an Anishinaabe nation artist, a member of the Fishing Lake First Nation and lifelong resident of Air Ronge, SK. She is the mother of three children and has been working in Northern Saskatchewan as a self-taught professional artist since 2010.
This project received funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts and Sask Arts.
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