Join us on Thursday, November 21 at 7pm for an artist talk with Halie Finney and Becca Taylor. The two will engage in conversation on Finney’s practice, including her newest body of work Up in Smoke and Out to Dry.
Halie Finney is an emerging Metis artist currently based in Edmonton, Alberta. She received her degree from the Alberta University of Art and Design in 2017 where she majored in drawing, she also graduated from MacEwan University in 2014 with a diploma in fine arts.
Born and raised in the Lesser Slave Lake region of Alberta, Finney holds a strong connection to the area. She understands her Metis heritage through memories told to her by generations of her family who still reside there and through the characteristics of her home's landscape and lifestyle. Finney has created a mythology of characters living in a simplified story-book version of her hometown. The band of characters play out non-linear, idiosyncratic narratives that are expressed through animations, costumes, drawings, paintings, performances and other objects.
Becca Taylor is a curator and writer of Cree, Scottish and Irish descent based in Edmonton, AB. Her curatorial practice involves investigations of Indigenous community building, food sovereignty and Indigenous feminisms. Becca is the Director of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre, scheduled to open in early 2020.