Bill Reid Gallery: Resurgence – Indigiqueer Identities

Two Spirits at the Carnival Stations of the Cross. By Levi Nelson, Oil, acrylic on canvas, 2019. Private collection.

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the exhibition Resurgence: Indigiqueer Identities, curated by Jordana Luggi – which celebrates the deeply personal and profound work of four emerging artists – and their unique identities and stories as queer Indigenous people, on display October 21, 2020 – January 24, 2021.

How do the lives of 2Spirit people challenge and transcend colonial understanding of gender and sexuality?

The new exhibition Resurgence: Indigequeer Identities, curated by Jordana Luggi, celebrates the deeply personal and profound work of four 2Spirit artists; and their unique identities and stories as queer Indigenous people. The featured works by artists Levi Nelson (Lil’wat First Nation), Jaz Whitford (Secwepemc), Morgan Whitehead (Plains Cree) and Raven John (Coast Salish/Sto:lo) explore the roles the artists see themselves playing in their communities today, influenced by their own rich experiences that reflect the diversity of Indigequeer love and life.

Delving into themes of Indigequeer existence, resistance and resilience, Resurgence: Indigequeer Identities showcases various mediums from large-scale portrait and abstract paintings, traditionally-inspired jewellery, clothing and accessories with a twist, and colourful and creative sculptural art.

Admission details and information at: billreidgallery.ca*

*Thursday from 9:30-11 am will be reserved for seniors, vulnerable people and first responders to visit.

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