Local exhibition features work by Indigenous ‘Group of Seven’ – Orillia Matters

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202310 Views

‘These artists have given us another way to visualize our spirit language, our stories, our teachings with the swirl of a paint brush,’ exhibition curator says

Most Canadians likely know at least a little bit about the famed Canadian painting group known as the Group of Seven.

But their art knowledge likely dwindles when they’re told about the ‘Indigenous Group of Seven’.

And that’s something the Midland Cultural Centre hopes to change with an exhibition that opened Friday featuring this group of seven artists, who curator Patricia Monague says created the styles and interpretations many of today’s Indigenous artists have adapted into their work.

“This is a chance for Indigenous artists to see what the earlier artists were doing,” Monague said.

This Group of Seven was a ground-breaking cultural and political entity that self-organized in the early 1970s to demand recognition as professional, contemporary artists and stimulated a new way of thinking about First Nations people and their art.

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