NET-ETH: Going out of the Darkness

Opening reception September 13, 2013, 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Exhibition runs September 13 – 29, 2013.

NET-ETH: Going out of the Darkness is a group exhibition of over twenty contemporary and traditional First Nations artists, among them are Indian Residential School survivors and their descendants whose work is a powerful testimony to their personal healing process.

NET-ETH is a Musqueam metaaphor for the first light after the darkness, a time when you pray and cleanse your tools to make them strong. Here, the artwork reflects the process of opening up to the light, so that we can all heal together from the intergenerational trauma that is the sad legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential School system.

Organized by Malaspina Printmakers Society, the exhibition spans three venues: Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD), Malaspina Printmakers, and the Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery at Skwachà ys Healing Lodge located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

The NET-ETH: Going out of the Darkness exhibition catalogue features essays, poems, biographies, artist statements and the work of sixteen artists including Chris Bose, Lindsay Delaronde, Wayne Dennis, Ken Faris, Mimi Gellman, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Richard Heikkilä-Saawan, Raven John, Lou-ann Ika’wega Neel, Jaada-Gabrielle Pape, Patricia Lena Teichert,, Kelly Roulette, Adrian Stimson, Jerry Whitehead, Tania Willard and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.

EXHIBITIONS + PROGRAMS

Concourse Gallery (ECUAD, 1399 Johnston St, North Building, Granville Island)
Opening reception: September 12, 2013, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Malaspina Printmakers (1555 Duranleau St, Granville Island)
Opening reception: September 12, 2013, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery (Skwachà ys Healing Lodge, 29 West Pender St)
Opening reception: September 13, 2013, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Artist Talk (Gathering Place, behind 1399 Johnston St, North Building, Granville Island)
Chris Bose, Lou-ann Ika’wega Neel and Jerry Whitehead in discussion with Curator Tarah Hogue
Tuesday September 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

For more information contact:
Tarah Hogue, tel: 778.235.6928, hogue.tarah@gmail.com

www.malaspinaprintmakers.com

Photo: Adrian Stimson, Aggressive Assimilation, 2013

This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of Vancity Credit Union, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Skwachà ys Healing Lodge and the Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery, Vancouver Foundation.