Neon Gray

Sept 27- Nov 26 2018

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Neon Gray features all new works by Troy Lovegates, widely known as OTHER, a pioneer of the Canadian graffiti scene who now exhibits his work and paints murals globally. Some works included in NeonGraywere created as site specific installation for the gallery, and other works made in sketchbooks while traveling the globe and in quiet moments at home amongst the responsibilities of parenthood. As a result, the works on display are personalized little treasures that have allowed further exploration of new ideas and techniques to build a body of work. Lovegates uses everything from spray paint, oil stick, water color, acrylic, and ink to create works on canvas and paper as well as wooden sculptures. A self-described "collector of lost souls,” the artist focuses on the figure as story, building motifs through heavily condensed mark making. Lovegates is constantly revising and adapting previous efforts, reintegrating them into current bodies of work that reflect the history of their making.

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Behind the Lines

July 19 -September 14th 2018

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Behind the Lines featured a collection of prints, drawings and paintings from London based graffiti artist Mr Cenz. His distinctive style is full of funk and movement, fusing together different styles, such as photorealism, illustration and graffiti letterforms. Behind the Linesshowcased an abstracted and pared down aspect of his artistic practice, emphasizing the raw composition, as well as highlighting the movement and style evident in his colourful paintings and murals. 

While Mr. Cenz was in Winnipeg he also created two murals in the city. The first mural, created at the Forks skate park celebrates the legacy of Jai Pereira, the late founder of Sk8 Skates, who is credited with building up the skateboarding community in Winnipeg. The second mural was painted on the Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre Building on Selkirk Avenue to honour Winnipeg’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, but also to celebrate the resilience and strength of Indigenous communities and to move forward with Reconciliation between Indigenous and settler communities.

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I Am Not an Indian

April 12-June 8 2018

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Jordan Stranger's solo exhibit, I Am Not an Indian, examined the role of the Indian Act as the sole statute created to govern Canada’s Indigenous population’s status, and the negative outcomes that have resulted from the racist policies informing the Act throughout Canada's history. The exhibit was created to honour and acknowledge all who still suffer due to the outcomes of the Indian Act, as well as to reflect on the importance of confronting our colonial past in order to move forward with Reconciliation. 

 


7

Oct. 26 2017-Jan. 2018

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ID

Nov 24, 2016- Feb 10, 2017

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Matea Radic is a Winnipeg-based artist and illustrator. Her exhibit, 7, explores concepts of identity, displacement, and reconciling the idea of home, through her drawings and animations. Matea was born in Sarajevo and came to Canada as a child. She recently returned to Sarajevo for the first time in 25 years. 7 features work created in response to Matea’s childhood memories of leaving Sarajevo, and her experiences and feelings during her recent return to her homeland. 

 

 

ID features the work of 8 emerging, Indigenous artists currently living in Winnipeg MB. The participating artists work in a diversity of mediums and styles. Each artist’s work focuses on exploring their personal identity and its role in their development as artists. All of the participating artists are either current or former participants of GAP’s youth programming initiatives, who are now at various stages in their careers as professional artists. Graffiti Art Programming was delighted to be able to work with guest curator and mentor, KC Adams for this exhibit.