Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums
September 2 - October 29Free
Latcham Art Centre launches a solo exhibition by Nathalie Bertin, entitled Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums. The exhibition is on view from Friday, September 2, through Saturday, October 29, 2022. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 9, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Light refreshments. All welcome, admission free.
Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums is a diverse collection of paintings, photographs and mixed-media beaded sculptures by Bonfield-based, Franco-Métis artist Nathalie Bertin. The exhibition combines personal stories from the artist’s life and upbringing, centered within a larger, ongoing context of negotiating identity that Métis communities have had to process and resolve for centuries.
The exhibition pauses on different aspects of Bertin’s life, starting with early-learned stories and tales expressed through the creation of moccushions. These sculptures use beadwork, silk embroidery, quills, fish scales, and other materials to acknowledge meticulous Métis craftwork and other traditional designs relevant to the artist’s upbringing. On surrounding gallery walls, paintings and short photo-essays tell stories of Bertin’s life so far, including reflections on her growth, ancestors, and her thoughts and dreams.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 9, 2022, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Remarks will begin at 7:30 PM. Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and the Ontario Arts Council for their generous support of this exhibition.
Image credit: Nathalie Bertin, “In the Beginning: Assababich, Marie, Pierre” (Triptych), 2022, acrylic, 48″ x 36″. Images courtesy of the artist.