31 May - 25 Aug

9:30am - 5:00pm

Kevin McKenzie is a Cree/Métis artist, born in Regina, Saskatchewan, whose work often juxtaposes Indigenous culture with symbols drawn from popular culture and colonial inheritance. McKenzie’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in private and public collections, including the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the First Nations University of Canada and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. He is a member of the Cowessess First Nation, Treaty 4.

In the Olivia Gallery

Not Noble, Just Deadly is a body of new works focused on process. By employing a specific process, a simulation has been created. A colonial object is deconstructed to its essential components. The components are then replicated and reassembled, destroying the original object with the introduction of a new Indigenous object.

The subject of simulation is a full set of body armour. Body armour has been utilized by police and military forces to intimidate and oppress Indigenous Peoples. The new version of this ensemble is constructed out of moulded elk raw hide, deer skin, horse hair, and sinew. The object is functional, designed for the new Indigenous superhero.

 

                       

       

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