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presented by REDSHIFT, AKA and PAVED Arts.

Nadia Myre on view at Red Shift Gallery

Mimi Gellman, Sherry Farell Racette on view at AKA Gallery

Joi Arcand, Rosalie Favell, Tania Willard on view at PAVED Arts

November 4 to December 15, 2008

Curated by Felicia Gay

Othered Women is the curator-in-residence project of Felicia Gay. The three-part exhibition will take place in the AKA Gallery, PAVED Arts and the Red Shift Gallery. Each of the participating artists were asked to respond or articulate in their own way to the absence of voice, gender, dominant and subverted historical narratives, colonial tropes, countering the colonial memory (counter memory) and strategies of transformation and healing within the visual narrative.

In essence the history of the early Canadian West is the history of the fur trade. For nearly two hundred years, from the founding of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1670 until the transfer of Rupert’s Land to the newly created dominion of Canada in 1870, the fur trade was the dominant force in shaping the history of what are today Canada’s four western provinces. (Van Kirk p.184)