Aamjiwnaang artist’s work featured in new JNAAG exhibit

The work of an Anishinaabe member of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation will be on display at the Judith and Norman Alix Gallery for about five months.

Curator Sonya Blazek says Nico Williams uses beadwork “to explore our intricate connections to objects, places and language.”

Williams, who now lives in Montreal, received a prestigious arts fellowship in 2021.

He is the recipient of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Contemporary Art Scholarship from Concordia University.

His first public sculpture, monument to the bravecommissioned in 2020 and on display at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

A series of large-scale paintings from the portrait series of Ontario painter and printmaker John Hartman will also be on display.

Both exhibits open the first Friday, April 14th and run through September 9th.

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