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.
Between Earth & Sky (in knowing one, one will know the other): Geoffrey Hendricks
February 18, 2006 - April 9, 2006
American-born Geoffery Hendricks has been living on Cape Breton Island since the 1950s. This exhibition presents the artworks he has created, relative to this particular landscape, from the 1960s through to 2003. These works are linked to the exploration of the sky as an integral part of his experience of the land. Using the sky as an entry point, all the works in the exhibition displace conventional dichotomies and reinforce the inegration and unity of terms – present/past, rural/urban, self/other, nature/culture, history/space, art/life. They also emphasize the importance of the self within the conceptual and transcendent nature of art.