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ART VI­SION STATE­MENTS

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Mon­treal-based vis­ual artist Na­dia Myre be­lieves all ob­jects have a story to tell. In her most re­cent body of work, Myre, a mem­ber of the Kit­i­gan Zibi Anishin­abeg First Na­tion, show­cases a se­ries of cylin­dri­cal ob­jects that ad­dress the themes of iden­tity, lan­guage, de­sire, and mem­ory. Part of the Mon­treal Mu­seum of Fine Arts’ spe­cial sea­son ded­i­cated to Abo­rig­i­nal women, Myres’ lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion, “Scat­tered Re­mains” high­lights 20 of her pieces made be­tween 2000 and 2007, in­clud­ing her new se­ries Code Switch­ing. Myre in known for pho­tograph­ing items in iso­la­tion, cre­at­ing a sense of dis­lo­ca­tion and mys­tery. Us­ing white beads found along river­banks, the artist also in­cor­po­rates the act of bead­ing as a way to con­nect with her Al­go­nquin her­itage. “Scat­tered Re­mains” is on view at the MMFA un­til May 27th, 2018.

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