An exhibit of paintings and sculptures by Abenaki artist Carmen Hathaway is on display in the Canadian Language Museum, located in the Glendon Gallery in York University’s Glendon Hall.
On display until Jan. 26, the exhibit “From Smoke to Cyber Signal” features Hathaway’s art pieces that combine traditional methods with digital technologies. Her art offers surreal narratives of mixed media, and include contemporary interpretations of the cultural heritage of Abenaki weaving.
She is the recipient of several Manitoba Arts Council grants, she has participated in group shows since the late ’90s. Her solo exhibitions Carte Blanche, (Abenaki Museum, Odanak, Québec), and Self-Similarity, (Portage Arts Centre, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba) were presented in 2011, From Smoke To Cyber Signals, in 2017 (Ashukan Cultural Space, Montreal, Quebec).
A special presentation to accompany the exhibit will take place Jan. 26 from 1:30 to 3pm, and will feature Nadine St-Louis, Indigenous entrepreneur of Mi’kmaq and Acadian heritage. St-Louis is the founder and executive director of Sacred Fire Production, and works to promote Indigenous art and artists, and to raise awareness, break stereotypes and foster cross-cultural dialogue for the inclusion and advancement of Indigenous artists.