Story Keeping: Brittney Namaakii Bear Hat & Richelle Bear Hat
Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC - To Apr 9
Stories, like art, help us make sense of the world – and this is especially true of cultures with strong oral history traditions. Alberta-based artists of shared Blackfoot/Dane-zaa Cree heritage, Brittney Namaakii Bear Hat and Richelle Bear Hat enlist storytelling techniques to articulate connections with and dispossession from both land and language. The show includes the artists’ 2016 collaborative image-text work Little Cree Women (Sisters, Secrets & Stories) as well as individually created photographic, video, sculptural and installation pieces.