Upcoming Event at CUAG: Raymond Boisjoly Artist Talk
Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Join Raymond Boisjoly for a tour of his exhibition, Raymond Boisjoly: Interlocutions. Boisjoly inaugurates Carleton University Art Gallery’s Collection Invitational exhibition series with a new body of work generated by his research of the George and Joanne MacDonald Collection of Northwest Coast Graphic Art. The Vancouver-based artist considers Indigenous artists’ use of printmaking, and the status, production, and circulation of prints in relation to Indigenous literary traditions. Boisjoly also mines sources such as YouTube, retrieving pivotal popular cultural moments, such as videos by pioneering bands, to index key cultural and political intervals, explore representations of Indigeneity, and exploit technological transmutations across media, platforms, cultures, and time.
Discount parking passes will be available for sale starting at 6:30 p.m. See “visiting” on CUAG’s web site for details.
Raymond Boisjoly is an artist of Haida and Québécois descent, based in Vancouver. He completed his undergraduate studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and holds an MFA from University of British Columbia. Boisjoly’s practice engages with issues of aboriginality, language as cultural practice, and the experiential aspects of materiality. He has presented work in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the United States including exhibitions at Simon Fraser University, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, and The Contemporary Art Gallery, all in Vancouver; The Power Plant, Toronto; Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa; Platform centre for photographic and digital arts, Winnipeg; and Western Bridge, Seattle. Boisjoly is participating in SITE Santa Fe, and La Biennale de Montréal. This fall, Boisjoly will serve as Lead Faculty for “In Kind” Negotiations, a thematic residency at the Banff Centre.
[Image: Raymond Boisjoly, Silent Trans-Forming (installation view at Urban Shaman), 2014. Silent standard definition projection on modified tarp. Image courtesy the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery.]