Visual artist to talk about recent artist residency in Labrador tonight at Grenfell Campus

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Published on February 3, 2014

CORNER BROOK  Visual artist Amy Malbeuf will give a presentation about her recent artist residency at North West River, Labrador, in Corner Brook tonight at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

A multi-disciplinary visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta, Malbeuf currently lives in Corner Brook.

She recently spent two weeks at the Labrador Institute Research Station in North West River as artist-in-residence.

As a Metis person of Red River descent, Malbeuf was interested in exploring some of the similarities and differences between her own Metis culture and that of the Metis of Labrador.

She was the second artist-in-residence at the North West River residency, a partnership between the Labrador Institute and Grenfell Campus Art Gallery.

Through her practice she explores notions of identity, place, language, tradition, myth, spirituality, and consumerism. Her work focuses on ideas of dysfunction between humanity and the natural landscape; and deconstructing stereotypes found in popular representations of indigeneity. She utilizes a wide variety of mediums including performance, digital media, sculpture, installation and indigenous art forms, including beadwork and caribou hair tufting.

A graduate of the Alberta College of Art, she also holds a native cultural arts instructor certificate from Portage College, Lac La Biche. She is the recipient of several awards including recently a production grant from the Aboriginal Traditional Art Forms program of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Malbeuf’s presentation will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., in room 224 at the fine arts building.

For further information about the residency, visit the Labrador Residency page on the gallery website at www.grenfell.mun.ca/artgallery.