David Garneau: Métissage

David Garneau: Métissage

February 2, 2023 – April 22, 2023

Exhibition Details


Outstanding Achievement

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Art, 2023


David Garneau: Métissage is a survey exhibition of more than 50 artworks, Edmonton-born artist David Garneau documents his Métis heritage and his struggle to shape a contemporary Indigenous identity. Many of his paintings explore how the Métis Resistances of 1869 and 1885 impacted the lives of his great, great grandparents, Laurent and Eleanor, of Edmonton’s Garneau district, and subsequent generations. With imagination, wit, and some ambivalence, this Regina-based artist pictures and celebrates historic and contemporary Métis lived experience.

Organized by Nickle Galleries, curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette.

Exhibition Opening: February 2, 2023  5:00 – 8:00pm (remarks at 6:00pm).

Artist’s tour: February 2, 2023  4:30 – 5:30pm

Free.  Everyone Welcome

David Garneau, Two Métis Flags (Quilt Series), 2012, Oil on canvas, Indigenous Art Collection, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. Photo: Dave Brown, LCR PhotoServices.
David Garneau, How the West Was…(Panels 3&4), 1997-2003, Oil on canvas, Collection of Glenbow, Calgary AB, Image: Andy Nichols, LCR Photoservices