Ore Body

Tsēma Tamara Skubovius

Gallery 44 (Vitrines)
401 Richmond St. West
October 21 to December 3, 2016

Opening reception: Friday, October 21, 5:30–8:00pm, Artist Talk: 6:00pm

Ore Body investigates material and metaphysical landscapes from an embodied perspective, critiquing how value of land and resources is created and assessed through Western measures of wealth. Sparked by strategies of Indigenous resistance, the exhibition explores everyday acts of decolonization as ways to understand imagined mythologies of Northern Canada and the industrial reverberations felt by those who live downstream.

Tsēma Tamara Skubovius is an interdisciplinary artist and member of the Tahltan First Nation. She studied Northwest Coast Formline Design at K’saan (2005/06) and has a BFA from ECUAD (2011) and an MFA from OCADu (2016). Tsēma has shown in the notable group show, Interweavings, for emerging First Nations artists who have previously won a YVR Art Foundation scholarship (RAG 2014/15) and was recently selected for Culture Shift, Contemporary Indigenous Art Biennale in Montreal (2016). Tsēma graduated from the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program at OCADu showing her thesis work, LAND|MINE, which connects materials to mine sites and bodies to the land.