“MAPS AND DREAMS”
AUDAIN GALLERY, VANCOUVER
How do we demonstrate respect for land? Do we show it loyalty by remaining over many years or generations, depending upon it for livelihood and sustenance? Do we offer meaningful observations of its culture and landscape, acknowledging that which sets it apart? Do we defend it against resource extraction that would have it emptied, exploited without forethought of impact?
“Maps and Dreams,” co-curated by Brian Jungen and Melanie O’brian, considers the territory of the Dane-zaa people of northeastern British Columbia and features the work of nine artists from the region. They represent Indigenous and settler perspectives through sculpture, photographs,