Mary Anne Barkhouse

Mary Anne Barkhouse: Boreal Baroque

October 4 - December 13, 2009

Boreal Baroque is an examination of environmental concerns and indigenous culture through the juxtaposition of animal imagery against a range of historical and contemporary situations. The setting is inspired by Versailles, with the wild occupying the wildly opulent.

Mary Anne Barkhouse is a descendant of a long line of artists from the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl Nation of Alert Bay. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Toronto and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Toronto. She works in various media such as sculpture, photography and jewellery. Her work can be found in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs.

This exhibition is curated by Linda Jansma, and circulated by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa.

Image: Mary Anne Barkhouse, "Sovereign", 2007.