Manitoba Hydro Place Opening
January 18, 2011 – 12pm to 1pm
Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Avenue
Manitoba Hydro Place features work by KC Adams, Postcommodity and Linus Woods. The opening will have artist talks with Postcommodity and Linus Woods at 12:30PM.
As an artist, KC Adams focuses on the investigation of the relationship between nature (the living) and technology (progress). Her work includes sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking and kinetic art. KC Adams has had several solo exhibitions, most recently Cyborg Hybrids at the Odd Gallery in Dawson City and Modern Fuel in Kingston. She has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions; Cyborg Living Space II, The Language of Intercession at the OBORO Gallery in Montreal, Cyborg Hybrids at the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris. She has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre, the Confederation Art Centre in Charlottetown, PEI and the Annex Gallery in Winnipeg. She has received several grants and awards from Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid series are in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa. She graduated from Concordia University with a BFA and is based in Winnipeg.
Postcommodity is a contemporary American Indian artist collective comprised of Raven Chacon (Navajo), Kade L. Twist (Cherokee), Nathan Young (Delaware/Kiowa/Pawnee) and Steven Yazzie (Laguna/Navajo) that was founded in 2007. Postcommodity combines their intertribal Indigenous worldview with interdisciplinary actions and conceptual art practice as a means to engage in Indigenous human rights advocacy and decolonize the geographies and discourse of the Western Hemisphere. Postcommodity is a proud descendent of the American Indian self-determination movement that seeks to contribute to the larger postcolonial Indigenous narrative of social, cultural, political and economic perseverance.
Linus Woods is a Dakota/Ojibway artist from the Long Plain First Nation in Southern Manitoba, where he was born. While he has taken a few art and Native studies courses at Brandon University, and has studied with artists such as Jane Ash Poitras, he is largely self-taught. Woods sees his paintings as expressions and extensions of his spiritual journey. His art; acrylic, oil and collage on canvas; are subtle works featuring pastel pallets and geometric shapes and often include collaged images. Linus Woods is a winner of the Peace Hills Trust Company Art Competition and his work is in the Peace Hills Trust Collection and in a number of other collections including Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, Long Plain First Nation, Curtis Joony Productions, Brandon University and Mae Moore.
Virtual exhibition/publication available here.