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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street

Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday, 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
2 Apr 17·2:00 PM

Artist Talk

Greg Staats

Installation image of various works in a gallery. Coloured photographs of various landscapes, texts, and some objects are sparsely placed on the wall.

Greg Staats, ‘Untitled (objects of reciprocal thinking),’ (2014). Courtesy the artist

Staats will discuss his multidisciplinary practice and the works on display for Song of the Open Road.

Toronto-based artist Greg Staats’ (Kanien’kehá:ka, b. Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory) works combine language, mnemonics and the natural world as an ongoing process of conceptualizing a Haudenosaunee restorative aesthetic to define the multiplicity of relationships with trauma and renewal. For Song of the Open Road Staats’ installation untitled (objects of reciprocal thinking) (2014) brings together images and objects from personal and community archives that offer intellectual and aesthetic interpretation of body and ceremony.