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Sun, Sep 01

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Sherven-Smith Art Gallery

Omentum

John Brady McDonald born and raised in Prince Albert and from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and the Mistawasis Nehiyawak.

Omentum
Omentum

Time & Location

Sep 01, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Sep 23, 2024, 11:00 p.m.

Sherven-Smith Art Gallery, 206 Bemister Ave E, Melfort, SK S0E 1A0, Canada

About the event

Education Guide

Omentum is a series of 10 paintings that touch on several of the major experiences faced by Indigenous people in this country within recent memory. These paintings, influenced by the works of both Norval Morrisseau and also Pablo Picasso, speak to some of the major struggles and triumphs that are part of our everyday life as Indigenous people, such as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Cultural Appropriation, the legacy of Residential Schools, the Rise and Honour of the Two-Spirited in the LGBTQ, the Return of Traditional Indigenous Tattooing, the Rise in Systemic Racism Online, and, of course, the Murder of Colten Boushie.  John Brady McDonald is a Nehiyawak-Métis writer, artist, historian, musician, playwright, actor and activist born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He is from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and the Mistawasis Nehiyawak. The great-great-great grandson of Chief Mistawasis of the Plains Cree, as well as the grandson of famed Métis leader Jim Brady, John’s writings and artwork have been displayed in various publications, private and permanent collections and galleries around the world, including the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

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