Sep 11, 2019
A retrospective of the late artist Daphne Odjig is set to open Friday at 6 p.m. at the Kelowna Art Gallery on the week of what would have been her 100th birthday. Odjig is one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous painters and printmakers, and has often been referred to as “the grandmother of Canadian Indigenous art.”
The Daphne Odjig 100, exhibition includes 12 large-scale paintings that were sourced from local collectors. The pieces were selected to illustrate different periods in the artist’s career. Visitors will be able to trace the life and times of the artist as she went from experiencing the challenges of being an Indigenous person in a time of systemic oppression in Canada, to becoming a celebrated artist and national treasure, sure of herself and her artistic voice.
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