October 2019 Exhibitions
Opening Reception: Friday, October 4th, 4 - 7 pm
The 2019 Indigenous Invitational, beyond borders, is an exhibition co-curated by MAC Gallery Director Kayla Aubid and scholar Colleeen Bibeau, which will take place in October and November to coincide with Indigenous Peoples Day (October 14) and Native American Heritage Month (November). The exhibit is an intergenerational confluence of work by Ojibwe artists. Bibeau’s curatorial vision is that, “Our young people will see pieces of creation and history through the eyes of prominent artists of our geographical landscape. In their own personal, ceremonial, and professional paths, our audience will live vicariously through messages and meanings of these creations...this exhibition brings together the [messages] that bind our people, community, and lifeways through works of art that educate/relate to each of the four hills of life."
Artists Stephanie Frey and Silent Fox will each be presenting collections of recent works thematically related to reflections upon their current lives and the journeys taken that have led them to the present. Frey’s small intimate paintings from her series “Living History” consider how past choices and development influence and change the present. Fox’s digital painting from the “Magnify” series reflects why she makes art and how it all started. The juxtaposition of Frey’s narrative vignettes and Fox’s abstracted digital textures lead viewers to consider the nuances of lived experience.