Across the Table

The treaty is in the body Omaskeko Creeweb

Across the Table

April 26 to June 30, 2019
Join us for the opening reception on April 25, 7 pm
Guy Ben-Ner, Justine A. Chambers, Joel Good and William Good, Tanya Lukin Linklater
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?
Image: Tanya Lukin Linklater, The treaty is in the body, Digital video, 2017, Photograph by Liz Lott



Dance workshops with Justine A. Chambers
May 15, 16, 17 and 18
3 to 4 pm in the Gallery

Free and open to all ages and abilities.
Drop-in to one or more workshops
Wear sneakers and comfortable clothing.
Presented in collaboration with Crimson Coast Dance Society

The anchors of Justine A. Chambers movement based practice are found in collaborative creation, close observation, and the idea of choreography as living archive. As part of Across the Table, she will lead a series of dance workshops in the Gallery. These workshops are based on conversations Justine had with her 90 year-old grandmother, Delores Hutchinson, in which Delores described the dances she frequented during her teens at The Parkway Ballroom on the south side of Chicago. In these free public workshops, Justine will collaborate with participants of all ages and abilities to translate Delores' stories back into dance.

Image: Justine A. Chambers, Justine & Delores Aug 7/1983 Edmonton, Image courtesy of the artist 




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