ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO | SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 – NOVEMBER 21, 2021
*Copper is the warmth, it is the fire, and it is the worth we take from the land–the hidden value locked within the stone.” – Michael Belmore
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.
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