Presented in partnership with Esker Foundation in response to the work of Jeffrey Gibson in the exhibition Time Carriers on view at Esker Foundation, 28 September- 20 December 2019.
Mekinawewin, to give a gift is rooted in a circular gesture of exchange. It is an invitation into relationship, as a guest to Treaty 7, and an introduction into the deep humility of belonging. Cardinal offers her third instalment of this generative project through a process made and shaped by many hands. As a result of stories told aloud, mixtures of water and botanical pulp collide and reconfigure themselves as paper sheets where these stories reappear.
This exhibition was co-created by participants who contributed creations generated at the November 2nd workshop.
Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal is a multi-media artist and community activist who traces her ancestral roots back to the Saddle Lake Cree Nation and the once-German occupied lands of Ukraine. For more information visit: www.tamaraleeannecardinal.com
Exhibition location: The Calgary Central Library, 3rd Floor (800 3 St SE, Calgary)