Art Gallery of St. Albert features series by Indigenous artist Lana Whiskeyjack

Thursday, November 25th, 2021 4:55pm

By Bealiqué Kahmahkotayo @thaedeus

'We are the Medicine' by Lana Whiskeyjack, multidisciplinary artist and scholar displaying her ongoing series for the first time at the Art Gallery of St. Albert until January 29. Photo credit: Emily Baker, Curator

“This is the first time we’re showing Lana Whiskeyjack’s work, and it’s the first time that this series has been seen all together so it’s brand new.” Emily Baker, Curator

Multidisciplinary artist and scholar from Saddle Lake Cree Nation Lana Whiskeyjack’s is an ongoing series, We Are The Medicine, will be displayed at the Art Gallery of St. Albert until Jan. 29. 

The series presents a personal rendering of the nêhiyaw teachings of the Thirteen Sacred Moons.  

The curator for ‘We are the Medicine’ is Emily Baker. She says this is the first time Whiskeyjack’s work has been seen at this gallery and the first time this series has been seen all together. 

'Based in amiskwaciy waskahikan, Whiskeyjack creates deeply thoughtful works steeped in emotional and spiritual significance. As the title of the exhibition suggests, her work is an act of recognition and gratitude to ancestral medicine, restoring balance and nêhiyaw perspective', the gallery website states.

Whiskeyjack will be talking about her art pieces on Dec. 11 from 1-2 p.m. 

Virtual tours with curator will occur on Friday, Nov.26 at noon and Tuesday, Dec. 14 at noon.

In-Person tours with the curator will be on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at noon and Friday, Dec. 17 at noon.

The exhibit will be in the main area of the gallery on Tuesdays to Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Jan. 29.

COVID-19 protocols are in place, including showing proof of vaccination.

Further information and registration can be found on the website.

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Lana Whiskeyjack, pâskowihowipîsim -Egg hatching moon (June), 2021. Oil on canvas, 48x60”


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