|Jutai Toonoo The Arsennal 2012, Oil Stick on Paper Cape Dorset|
history painting (1770) by Benjamin West about the death of General Wolfe on the plains of Abraham. This battle between the English and the French is a pivotal moment in Canadian history.
the Govenor General Award in 2015. The following is from the G G web description.
Working from his knowledge of Anishinaabe conventions of abstraction embedded in such arts as quillwork, and from his research into Western art history, Houle has forged a new, and distinctly Indigenous, visual language, informed by complex currents of Aboriginal traditionalism, European realism, and American modernism, and shaped by autobiography, historical events, and contemporary politics.I quote Robert Houle on the latest moderinst aesthetic blog post about Rebecca Belmore. Here.