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January 28 - February 25, 2017

Kent Monkman: A Story of Canada

Opening Saturday January 28th from 3pm to 6pm
Artist in attendance

Centre Space
65 George Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5A 4L8



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ABOUT THE SHOW

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain in Toronto is pleased to present Kent Monkman: A Story of Canada. This exhibition focuses on residential schools and the removal of children from their families and communities on reservations in Canada. From early colonial days to the 1960s and beyond, missionaries and mounties facilitated the aggressive and traumatic separation of indigenous children from their rightful heritage and nationality. Five new paintings and a new photographic series titled Fate is a Cruel Mistress will be featured. This exhibition follows the opening of Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience at the University of Toronto Art Gallery.

Read more : Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

Click here for more information about Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience at the University of Toronto art centre

The Gallery thanks SODEC for its support.

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Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who works with a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. He has had solo exhibitions in numerous Canadian museums including the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He has participated in various international group exhibitions including: The American West, at Compton Verney, in Warwickshire, England, Remember Humanity at Witte de With, Rotterdam, the 2010 Sydney Biennale, and Oh Canada!, MASS MOCA. The Musée d’art contemporain de Rochechouart in France presented his first solo Museum exhibition in Europe in 2014. Kent has worked for the last two years on Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience a major touring exhibition which started at the University of Toronto Art Museum. Currently also on view at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery are the works of his Four Continents shown together for the first time. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Denver Art Museum, Musée d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, la Fondation de la Maison Rouge (Paris), the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal, Rideau Hall, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, the Glenbow Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Claridge, BMO Financial Group and the RBC Art Collection.



WORKS

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A Mothers Grief
2017
acrylic on board
45.7 x 91.4 cm (18" x 36")


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Study for a Mothers Grief
2017
acrylic on board
45.7 x 91.4 cm (18" x 36")
  Study for Black Robe
2017
acrylic on board
45.7 x 91.4 cm (18" x 36")


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Study for The Scream
2017
acrylic on board
61 x 91.4 cm (24" x 36")
  Study for Mother and Child
2017
acrylic on board
58.4 x 47 cm (23 x 18.5")


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Beaver Rosary
2016
66 x 3 cm (26" x 1.5")
edition of 50
  Miss Chief 's Praying Hands (black)
2016
silicone rubber
11.4 x 26.7 cm (4.5" x 10.5")
edition of 10
  Miss Chief 's Praying Hands (red)
2016
silicone rubber
11.4 x 26.7 cm (4.5" x 10.5")
edition of 10


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Delilah
Archival Giclée print on Archival paper
28 x 35.5 cm (11” x 14”) Paper size
28 x 43 cm (14” x 17”) Framed
edition of 25 with 5 APs
  Jezebel
Archival Giclée print on Archival paper
28 x 35.5 cm (11” x 14”) Paper size
28 x 43 cm (14” x 17”) Framed
edition of 25 with 5 APs
  Judith
Archival Giclée print on Archival paper
28 x 35.5 cm (11” x 14”) Paper size
28 x 43 cm (14” x 17”) Framed
edition of 25 with 5 APs


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Potiphar’s Wife
Archival Giclée print on Archival paper
28 x 35.5 cm (11” x 14”) Paper size
28 x 43 cm (14” x 17”) Framed
edition of 25 with 5 APs
  Salome
Archival Giclée print on Archival paper
28 x 35.5 cm (11” x 14”) Paper size
28 x 43 cm (14” x 17”) Framed
edition of 25 with 5 APs
   


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Bacchant Beaver
2016
engraving
27.9 x 38.1 cm (11" x 15")
edition of 100
  The Hunter
2016
engraving
27.9 x 38.1 cm (11" x 15")
edition of 100
  The Artist
2016
engraving
27.9 x 38.1 cm (11" x 15")
edition of 100


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The Treaty of 1869
2016
engraving
27.9 x 19.1 cm (11" x 7.5")
edition of 100
  Venus Penis
2016
engraving
27.9 x 38.1 cm (11" x 15")
edition of 100
   

LINKS

- Kent Monkman's page on the PFOAC website
- Kent Monkman's artist website
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Click here to download the Kent Monkman's recent C.V.
- Robert Everett-Green, "Kent Monkman: A trickster with a cause crashes Canada’s 150th birthday party" , The Globe and Mail, January 2017
- Caoimhe Morgan-Feir " Kent Monkman: History Painting for a Colonized Canada ", Canadian Art, January 26, 2017
- Emma Paling "Kent Monkman Walks Canada Back Through Time With ‘Shame And Prejudice: A Story Of Resilience'", Huffington Post, January, 2017
- Murrary Whyte " Kent Monkman fills in the blanks in Canadian history », The Star, January 22, 2017
- Simon Lewsen "Kent Monkman reimagines Canada’s colonial history with sex and drag queens" Toronto Life, January 24, 2017
- Stephanie Cram " Shame and Prejudice art exhibit looks at '150 years of Indigenous experience' in Canada ", CBC News, January 27, 2017

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