April 11 to June 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
Joi T. Arcand creates digital photo work that blends personal narratives with popular culture. Drawing from her experiences as a mixed-race nehiyaw woman, her work merges identity with nostalgia, humour, and kitsch. Connecting past with present, she digitally alters outdated imagery to create new conversations around Indigenous representation in pop culture.
Arcand was raised in her home community of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, and now lives in Saskatoon. She is the Artistic Director and founder of kimiwan ‘zine, a publication for Indigenous artists. Her mentor, Mary Longman, is a visual artist and a Professor of Aboriginal Art History at the University of Saskatchewan.