July and August 2016 | 424 20th Street West
Presented by PAVED Arts + AKA Artist-Run
This event is held in conjunction with the Wanuskewin Heritage Park galleries new exhibition The Dancing Grounds by Jeff Thomas. The opening reception and artist talk is from 2-5 pm on July 9th at Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
Jeff Thomas is an urban-based Iroquois, self-taught photo-based artist, writer, pubic speaker and curator, living in Ottawa, Ontario, and has works in major collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. Jeff’s most recent solo shows were Mapping Iroquoia: Cold City Frieze, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, Resistance Is NOT Futile, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, and Father’s Day, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He has also been in many group shows, including l:ke – I Have Motion, A Space, Toronto, Ontario, Land/Slide: Possible Futures, Markham, Ontario, SAKAHÀN, National Gallery of Canada, UNMASKING: Arthur Renwick, Adrian Stimson, Jeff Thomas, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France. In 1998, he was awarded the Canada Council’s prestigious Duke and Duchess of York Award in Photography, inducted to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, and in 2008 he received The Karsh Award in photography.