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Exhibition Opening: Among the falling stars: Megwe-aya’iing anangoog gaa-bangishimowaad by Michel Dumont
On Friday, April 1 at 7-10 pm, join us for opening of the inaugural exhibition in aceartinc.’s new gallery at 206 Princess Street, as Michel Dumont will launch his newest work in this solo exhibition, “Among the falling stars: Megwe-aya’iing anangoog gaa-bangishimowaad”.
Launch: Friday, April 1, 7-10 pm (masks required, RSVP to [email protected])
Exhibition run: April 1 – May 7, 2022
Artist Talk: TBA
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm (masks required)
“The tile speaks of the terrazzo floors built by my Italian neighbours. It tells of mining, asbestos, and the hazardous chemicals required to achieve vivid permanent colours.
From these stories, I broke, smashed, and carved them into something new. I tell my own stories, and those of the animals of this region articulating the scars, chips, and scrapes we bear from survival in this colonial reality.
My disabilities pose unique challenges to my practice. I must rest my injured spine often. A heavy gas mask protects my hyper-sensitive immune system.
My reality of being a disabled, queer, urban-Indigenous trauma survivor encompasses every inch of this work. The silver lining is the zen pain-free state I can achieve during high-focus work sessions.”
Michel Dumont is a queer Metis two-spirited disabled artist, and survivor of intergenerational trauma stemming Indian Day School. He currently resides in Thunder Bay. He works in wearable art, using packing tape, mylar, cellophane and LED lights.
If you wish to attend the opening on Friday, April 1, please RSVP to [email protected] to schedule a time slot (7-8 pm, 8-9 pm, 9-10 pm).