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.
Carl Beam: Four Directions
October 22, 2016 - January 22, 2017
Carl Beam, Michael Snow, 2000, mixed media on canvas, 61.0 cm x 91.4 cm, Gift of Milton Winberg, 2015
Carl Beam: Four Directions celebrates the work of Carl Beam (1943–2005), an artist of Anishnabe and Euro-American heritage born on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Thanks to the generosity of Toronto collectors Florence and Milton Winberg, the Art Gallery of Windsor has been able to expand its holdings by this important artist who worked as a painter, printmaker, photographer, installation artist and muralist. Beam’s contributions to the contemporary art landscape have been widely recognized—including by the National Gallery of Canada, whose major retrospective Carl Beam: The Poetics of Being toured Canadian venues after launching in Ottawa, Ontario in 2010.
Curated by Jaclyn Meloche in collaboration with Education and Public Programs Coordinator, Jessica Cook