Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier.
Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate
January 24-February 14th, Galerie Sans Nom
The exhibition Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate groups the work of artists Tara Francis, Nicole Haché, and Indigo Rain Poirier. In March 2019, l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB), ArtsLink NB, and Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective created the Cross-Cultural Creative Residency that brought together Indigenous, Francophone, and Anglophone artists. During their residency, Tara Francis, Nicole Haché, and Indigo Poirier traveled to the community of Metepenagiag First Nation, Caraquet, and Saint John.
Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate explores how through the experience of working and immersing in another community and environment it can allow a dialogue around shared experiences, knowledge and understanding.
Tara Francis is a visual artist of Mi’kmaq and Irish descent from Elsipogtog First Nation. In her work, she is reimagining traditional Mi’kmaq teachings with a contemporary sensibility. Tara’s practice includes silk painting, acrylic, and porcupine quillwork. She facilitates workshops, participates in artist residences, and continues to exhibit her work locally and internationally.
Nicole Haché is from l’Île Lamèque and is now based in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Since 2002, she has been actively involved in the effervescence of arts and culture in the province. During her artistic journey, the Acadian artist stands out by participating in several projects of solo and group exhibitions, as well as several artist residencies in the provincial, national and international levels, in Europe, North America, and Africa.
Indigo Rain Poirier is an electronic musician originally from Kingsclear First Nation, now based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Indigo is an almost entirely self taught musician, learning how to play and write music by way of online resources and communities. In 2018, Indigo was named the Music NB Electronic Musician of the Year and has toured their project Wangled Teb, playing at Flourish Festival, Quality Block Party, Pop Montreal and Sled Island in Calgary to name a few.
Elisgenooasig, Entre: Mêler, Lacer, Lier, Inter: Fuse, Lace, Relate is on display starting September 6th at the Saint John Arts Centre until October 25, 2019. It will be traveling to Metapenagiag Heritage Park in November 2019, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton in January 2020 and at the Galerie Bernard-LeBlanc, Caraquet in March 2020.
This exhibition is curated by 3E Collective.
3E Collective was formed during the fall of 2018 while Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Erin Goodine, and Emilie Grace Lavoie were hired as emerging curators at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to curate the 50th anniversary exhibition of the New Brunswick Art Bank. While working together, they discovered that they worked well collaboratively, sharing knowledge and experience from their different educational and cultural backgrounds.
This exhibition is supported by:
The Government of New Brunswick, ArtsLink NB, Association Acadienne des Artistes Professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick, Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation, Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective, the Saint John Arts Centre and the Metepenagiag Heritage Park.