Keesic Douglas: Fur Tree

Thursday, January 16, 2014 to Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is pleased to present Keesic Douglas: FUR TREE. This exhibition explores contemporary Aboriginal Identity framed by the encounter between traditional and globalized corporatized cultural influences. Bringing together work from several recent projects with two new photographic series, FUR TREE mounts an expansive and multi-faceted interrogation of the cultural signs and symbols that identify and organize practices like way-finding, communication and trade.

Keesic Douglas is an Ojibway artist and educator from the Mnjikaning First Nation in Rama, Ontario. His work and talks have been presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Chiapas University, Mexico and the Smithsonian, New York, NY. He teaches at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Ontario, where he is Interim Chair of the Indigenous Visual Culture Program.

Feature Image: Keesic Douglas, 'Harvest Moon'

January 16- March 29, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16, 7-9pm


Image: The Artist Changing Into Bear 2, 2013, 38 x 30in, Chromagenic Print Mounted on Sintra