Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents Marianne Nicolson
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Nov 21, 2:30pm @ Lansdowne Campus, Fisher Bldg, Rm. 100
Presented by the Department of Visual Arts
November 12, 2008
Marianne Nicolson is a member of the Dzawada’enuxw Tribe of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations who reside on the coastal mainland of British Columbia. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, and an MFA from the University of Victoria.
As an artist her work has been widely shown both national and internationally at venues such as The National Indian Art Centre, The Taipei Fine Arts Museum, The Jordan National Gallery, and The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to name just a few.
Nicolson’s latest exhibition is a site specific project that transforms the Georgia façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery into a Ceremonial House. She uses high powered lighting to project the vision of a house front and totem poles onto the Gallery façade from dusk to dawn every night. By altering the Gallery this way, the building itself becomes a site of cultural exchange, emphasizing its importance as a transformative space while wryly commenting on its historic role as a courthouse and jail where, decades ago, First Nations peoples were punished for defying the government’s potlatch ban. This exhibit runs until Jan. 11/2009.
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