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GEORGE LITTLECHILD: THUNDERBIRDS, WARRIORS, & CHIEFS

GEORGE LITTLECHILD: THUNDERBIRDS, WARRIORS, & CHIEFS

November 14 – December 31, 2020

Alcheringa Gallery is very pleased to present a new exhibition of senior Cree artist George Littlechild. The exhibition – Thunderbirds, Warriors, & Chiefs – includes over 24 new, recent, and first-release original artworks.

Littlechild prolificly continues his four-decade-long exploration of his personal history through depictions of his relatives and muses, and their stories, contextualized in his recognizable expressionistic style. Littlechild has been a mainstay in Canadian art, and an instrumental figure in indigenous art of Turtle Island, during an important time of change. He was painting about the indigenous experience early on in his career, in a non-traditional contemporary format – exploiting the hardships and survival of indigenous peoples – while educating non-indigenous audiences.

A Sixties Scoop survivor, Littlechild uses mixed media on paper and canvas, to connect the pride of his ancestors, into the modern social context of lingering indigenous stereotypes and prevailing racism. His emotive use of bright colours and fast-moving painterly marks and cut assemblages draws the viewer into bold images of indigenous faces or old photographs.

George Littlechild holds a fine art degree from NSCAD University and an honourary Doctorate of Literature degree from the University of the Fraser Valley. He is also an accomplished educator and his work has been published widely including children’s books, retrospective catalogues, and critical anthologies of the top indigenous artists of his era. He has developed a large following of his masterful art with pieces in major private, corporate, and public collections in Canada and abroad.

Alcheringa Gallery

Alcheringa Gallery is one of the leading indigenous art galleries in the world specializing in contemporary art from the Northwest Coast of Canada. Based in downtown Victoria, BC – and grateful to be on the unceded and traditional Coast Salish territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples – Alcheringa has been proud to represent the leading indigenous artists from Vancouver Island, BC and Canada for over 35 years and has placed art in private and public collections all over the world. The gallery produces four to six new exhibitions every year, supplemented by ongoing new works by gallery artists. Alcheringa has one of the largest fine print collections to be found anywhere, and also represents paintings, carvings/sculptures, jewellery, ceramics, and textiles. Alcheringa Gallery is committed to supporting and promoting artists by donating back to their communities in ongoing efforts to preserve and protect indigenous culture.

Director: Mark Loria

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