Thursday, November 24, 2016

Indigenous artist Alex Janvier's work on display at Canada's National Gallery

By Peter Robb, arts reporter
Morning Star (Detail), Alex Janvier, 1993
CANADA---Imagine you are an eagle, flying high over the land, what do you see? You probably won’t see what Alex Janvier sees; the swirling, merging colours of the elements that form the unique vision of the 81-year-old Denesuline Salteaux artist. His work, more than 150 pieces, is on display in a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada. Janvier, whose ceiling painting, Morning Star-Gambeh Then, has been a star attraction at the Museum of History since 1993, has a career that spans more than 65 years. He has been at the forefront of modern indigenous art throughout. The exhibition continues at the National Gallery of Canada to April 17, 2017. [link]