Upcoming Exhibition: Collective

October 5, 2023 – February 11, 2024

We are pleased to announce “Collective,” an exhibition of large-scale printed photographs by Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux, opening at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie on October 5, 2023.

Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux’s collaborative practice identifies and extends the stories of plants through site-specific research and experimentation. By listening and responding to plants, they make space for the critical revision of settler-colonial histories, reflect on material accountability, reciprocity and ways of seeing.

“Collective” has been a process of accumulation. Over several years and across many seemingly disparate locations, Bellamy and Fauteux have met with and photographed hundreds of marked trees. The trees and their marks tell us stories of loss, trauma, healing, renewal, cooperation and guardianship. These stories speak to the immediacy of a moment, where bio systems strain under intersecting crises. Bellamy and Fauteux’s work considers how we might approach our relationship with trees through a new lens and to recognize the significance of our inter connectedness, honouring the autonomy of trees as living beings.

Curated by Jessica Groome, Curator, Exhibitions & Collections

This project is supported by the New Brunswick Arts Board

Featured image: Collective, digital c type print, 2023

Posted September 11, 2023 in News