Country Wives & Daughters of the Country: M茅tis Women of This Land
Lii Faam di Piyii pi lii Fii di Piyii: Lii Faam Michif di nutr Piyii
In this exhibition of paintings, Leah Dorion recognizes and acknowledges M茅tis Women鈥檚 relationship with the land. With bright, saturated paint and mixed media, Dorion creates colourful, hopeful pieces 聽潭 聽rife with symbolism and meaning. The sense of history and cultural legacy is strong. Dorion has dedicated each painting to a M茅tis woman, naming her and addressing her presence in Canadian history. The result is a powerful experience; a remembering of lost or unacknowledged names, and a desire to honour the rich lineage of M茅tis women in Canada.
“Until recently the role of M茅tis women in Canadian history remained generally unacknowledged by our collective society… This art show is a celebration of M茅tis women and provides contemporary representations of women鈥檚 traditional roles in historic M茅tis society. Recognizing our shared past is an important way to give cultural continuity, identity, and knowledge to forthcoming generations of children.”
Read Leah’s complete Artist Statement.