Join Viviane Gray for a guided tour of this exhibition about one of Canada’s most intriguing artists. In addition to providing some insights on Bob Boyer, she describes the themes and messages in his work, and how these have reflected and influenced the political, social and cultural issues surrounding contemporary Aboriginal art.
Viviane Gray, artist and writer and now a retired public servant with experience as Director/Curator of the Indian and Inuit Art Centre, Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada, as Aboriginal Art Coordinator, Canada Council for the Arts, and lecturer of Native Art History at the University of Ottawa. Viviane is Mi'gmaq from the Listuguj Mi'gmaq First Nations, Quebec and has worked over 40 years promoting Canadian Aboriginal art. One of Ms. Gray's published works “Indian Artists' Statements through Time” (1989) features Bob Boyer and his importance in the contemporary Aboriginal art movement in Canada in the 1980s. Viviane was one of the consultants for the exhibition Bob Boyer – His Life's Work's Virtual Museum project by the MacKenzie Art Gallery.
Photo: Don Hall