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Lori Blondeau: Asiniy Iskwew

April 29 - August 13, 2017
Ryerson University
Curator: Bonnie Rubenstein

In these large-scale self-portraits, Saskatoon-based Cree/Saulteaux/Metis artist Lori Blondeau poses statuesquely on the sites of significant Plains Indigenous rock formations. Adhered to the ancient stones in Devonian Square-imported from the Canadian Shield-the installation is a powerful reminder of Toronto’s pre-colonial history and the continuing importance of ancestral gathering places created for sacred ceremonies and for recording histories.




Event(s):

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Opening and Season Launch Party
Friday, April 28
7:00 – 11:00 PM

A public installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

A woman in a long red cloak stands on top of a large rock
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Lori Blondeau, Asiniy Iskwew, 2016

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Artist Bio

Lori Blondeau

Lori Blondeau is a Cree/Saulteaux/Metis artist from Saskatchewan, Blondeau holds an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan, and has sat on the Advisory Panel for Visual Arts for the Canada Council for the Arts and is a co-founder and the current director of TRIBE, an Aboriginal arts organization. Her practice includes both visual and performance contemporary art.

Installation Shots

Two images of women in long red cloaks printed onto large rocks at Ryerson's Lake Devo
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Lori Blondeau: Asiniy Iskwew (installation view), 2017 © Riley Snelling, Ryerson Image Centre

Two images of women in long red cloaks printed onto large rocks at Ryerson's Lake Devo
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Lori Blondeau: Asiniy Iskwew (installation view), 2017 © Riley Snelling, Ryerson Image Centre

Twhree images of women in long red cloaks printed onto large rocks at Ryerson's Lake Devo, in front of Ryerson's Chang School
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Lori Blondeau: Asiniy Iskwew (installation view), 2017 © Riley Snelling, Ryerson Image Centre

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A public installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival