Michael Belmore. Édifice

Michael Belmore. Édifice, 2019. River boulders, copper, 485.3 kg. Purchase, with funds by exchange from Professor and Mrs. Wm. O. Fennell, Toronto, in memory of J.H. Birkenshaw, and The J.S. McLean Collection, by Canada Packers Inc., 2019. © Michael Belmore. Photo: Julia Martin 2019/2317

Michael Belmore

September 26, 2020 to March 21, 2021

Located on the second level in the Mary & Harry Jackman Gallery, gallery 238.

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EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Anishinaabe artist Michael Belmore works primarily in sculpture. He employs a variety of materials, including wood, stone, and metals, and draws inspiration from his surroundings, exploring the dramatic effects of human activity on the landscape. Through his choice of subjects and materials, Belmore veers away from the capitalist view that nature is a commodity, something to be bought and sold.

The two works on display exemplify key themes in Belmore’s practice: Anishinaabe identity, and the impact of North American settlers on the earth and its non-human inhabitants.

ARTWORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION

Michael Belmore. Édifice

Michael Belmore. Édifice, 2019. River boulders, copper, 485.3 kg. Purchase, with funds by exchange from Professor and Mrs. Wm. O. Fennell, Toronto, in memory of J.H. Birkenshaw, and The J.S. McLean Collection, by Canada Packers Inc., 2019. © Michael Belmore. Photo: Julia Martin 2019/2317

Michael Belmore 2020 1
Michael Belmore. Breadth

Michael Belmore, Breadth, 2014. Raku fired clay, copper leaf, 121.9 × 121.9 × 22.9 cm. Purchase with assistance from the Estate of P.J. Glasser, 2016. © Michael Belmore 2016/40

Michael Belmore 2020 2

 

 

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