Art Windsor-Essex respectfully 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 Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
November 5, 2005 - January 8, 2006
Hanksville = A place of loss, failure, and tragedy, of dreams gone wrong – the empty spaces and tainted, faded relics left behind. Not a ghost town (that traditionally understood remnany of a once-glorious boomtown), but the landscapes and souvenirs of the places and things that never got there.
With Hanksville, artist, writer, and curator Andrew Hunter continues his highly speculative and narrative-based explorations of folly and failure. Commissioned and circulated by the mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, Hanksville is a poetic reflection of a decade of wandering through a distinctly modern world of industrial sites, city plans, utopian communities, private spaces, and world expositions. Troubling, and at times surreal, Hanksville is a personal journey into the detritis of projected futures. The exhibition features new works by William Easin and Adriana Kuiper, and the Hunter Family.