2020 June: Alongside Her is a pop-up exhibition planned in collaboration with The Laundry Room Collective, The Lake Country Art Gallery, and three fantastic local artists Maura Tamez, Hagar Wirba, and Ashleigh Giffen.
The Laundry Room is an artist collective run by Brooklyn Bellmond and Moozhan Ahmadzadegan. With the goal of fostering community and connection through the arts. We value diversity, accessibility, and inclusion, and have been planning and hosting events and pop-ups in Lake Country that meet those values.
The pop up exhibition is available June 19- 27 at the Lake Country Art Gallery. The exhibition uses a variety of mediums such as welded sculptures, photography, and poetry.
Mara Tamez work draws on personal themes of belonging, identity, place, borders, displacement, and history. She (re)thinks and (re)examines the effects of colonialism on Dene Ndé peoples. Je’egi is a response to my navigation in art and identity in 2020.
Hagar Wirba selection of portraits and landscape intends to celebrate the irrefutable divinity of indigenous women and land alike, from West to East, North to South.
Additionally, the exhibition includes poetry with a visual element by Maura Tamez and Ashleigh Giffen and speaks to a state of Indigeneity that is still strong in the voices of Indigenous women. An awareness of self, and an awareness of history. Of our uniqueness, our untouched complexity that is rich and painful. But still delicate in the way you talk to a lover you cannot be close to.
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