Julie Nagam: locating the little heartbeats
- Dates:January 10, 2019 - February 16, 2019 ( Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
- Location:Gallery 1C03
- Times:Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM, Saturday: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
- Address: 515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB
- Phone: (204) 786-9253
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- Region: Winnipeg
Opening reception: Thursday, January 10, 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Gallery 1C03
locating the little heartbeats is a solo exhibition of a new multi-media installation by Métis, German/Syrian artist Julie Nagam.
In her art, Nagam reads the land as a valuable archive of memory and as a witness. Her installations bring important relational concepts through painting with light, projection and animation. These multi-sensory creations incorporate drawing, painting, sculpture, video and sounds from natural elements. Nagam’s artworks result in interactive and transformative experiences for the audience and create the conditions of drawing the natural world indoors.
The impetus for Nagam’s work stems from her concern for the environment, water systems, and land based knowledge. Issues around unclean drinking water, food sustainability, foraging, rapid melting of the polar ice caps, chemically-contaminated lakes and the finite nature of water are all alarming realities that society faces. Through her art, Nagam offers hope: “Our survival and our continuation as a people are tied to Indigenous knowledge of the land and a return or an extension of these land-based practices is what will bring us into the future”
Image: Julie Nagam, Fireweed, 2018, painting into animation and projection. Courtesy of the artist.