When: Sept. 25-Jan. 5 2015
If you’ve never been in the deep north then you’re forgiven for forming an opinion based off old ’90s re-runs of Northern Exposure the TV show—it happens to the best of us. Which is what the AGNS’ new and similarly named exhibit is all about—how most Canadians form their impressions of the Arctic based on information from outsiders who have visited. Only here, curator David Diviney juxtaposes a group of historical, contemporary and Aboriginal works to allow for many perspectives on the theme of Canada’s north. Recent works by Canadian artists Mark Igloliorte, Tania Kitchell, Katie Bethune-Leamen, David Hoffos, Simon Hughes, Andrew McLaren, and Annie Pootoogook consider the changing landscape and share their personal journeys.