Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
March 10, 2022 - August 26, 2022
Zalev (Tracks), 1982, collotype on archival paper; artist's proof, 12.0 cm x 9.4 cm, Gift of the Artist, 2019
Mounted to the façade of Pelissier Street Parking Garage and visible from Ouellette Avenue, is a reproduction of an artwork by Windsor-artist Michele Goulette. The approximately 16 square foot image is of Goulette’s Zalev (Tracks), 1982, collotype on archival paper; artist’s proof, 9 x 12 cm which Goulette donated to the gallery in 2019. The original work is featured in the exhibition Michele Goulette: DOWNRIVER, curated by Nadja Pelkey andon view until September 11, 2022.
The installation was made possible by the City of Windsor and the DWBIA. AWE thanks them for their support and vision. Art Alley is supported the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
Curated by Jennifer Matotek with support from the Downtown Districting Committee
About the artist
Michele Goulette is a Windsor born artist and filmmaker whose work is intricately tied to the Windsor/Detroit area she calls home. Professor Emerita, University of Windsor, Dr. Goulette is a former educator, administrator, writer, researcher, and curator. She has been exhibiting her work regionally and nationally, since receiving an M.F.A. (Printmaking) from Cranbrook Art Academy, MI. (1980).
Goulette holds the Jungian perspective that there is a collective unconscious littered with archetypes. Her practice is primarily concerned with an exploration of this deeper pattern of existence where the particular transforms into the universal. Michele sees the world as a metaphor of the spirit and is occupied with inner life, with making the invisible visible in an intimately personal, visceral way.
To learn more about Michele Goulette’s work and recent emergence as a filmmaker, please visit: michelegoulette.com.