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across the table

April 26, 2019 – June 30, 2019

Across the Table

Artist Multiple Artists

Inquiry What are generations?

Guy Ben-Ner

Justine A. Chambers

Joel Good and William Good

Tanya Lukin Linklater

Across the Table

The title for this exhibition was inspired by the working methods of father and son Snuneymuxw artists Joel Good and William Good, who carve together across from each other at the kitchen table almost every day. However, this practice of shared learning through direct connections across generations is central to all of the artworks in the exhibition.

In addition to collaborative carvings by the Goods, Across the Table features a father and daughter who reenact Moby Dick in their kitchen, and families who dance across generations while sharing stories, music, and gestures. Sharing artistic collaborations between mothers and sons and daughters and fathers and grandmothers.

Across the Table is the first exhibition in a year in which Nanaimo Art Gallery asks the question: What are generations?

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Nanaimo Art Gallery is situated in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of Snuneymuxw First Nations, and we are grateful to operate on Snuneymuxw territory.