Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14th. 7:00 PM
Lunch & Look Artist Tour: Friday, July 15, 1:00 PM
Kevin McKenzie is a Brandon-Based, Cree/Métis artist and a member of the Cowessess First Nation. He has exhibited across Turtle Island and internationally, including the National Gallery of Canada and the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institute. His practice juxtaposes sacred and ceremonial objects from Indigenous cultures with similar objects from settler cultures, building tension between elevation and denigration. Nostalgia, ritual, and performances of masculinity pervade his oeuvre, with bison skulls lit in gaudy neon or painted up like hot rods, office attire rendered in materials indigenous to the Prairies, or, in his latest series, hockey gear built out of deer skin and elk rawhide.
Image Credit: Kevin McKenzie, Untitled (Hockey Gloves), 2021