Tim Schouten: The Treaty 5 Suite Exhibition

  • Date: Mar 20-26, 2023

Schouten is a Canadian artist of settler ancestry, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Although he has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions at the Museum, The Treaty 5 Suite (Lost In Translation), will be his first solo exhibition here. Schouten’s artistic practice probes the edges of history, language and landscape and the works in this show reflect on the social, economic, and colonial implications of a treaty signed in 1875 by the British Crown representing Canada, and Cree, Ojibwa, and Dene peoples in Canada’s far North. The exhibition includes landscape, text-based, and abstract works delving into language differences during treaty negotiations, and the government officials who acted as translators and interpreters during those negotiations. Seventy encaustic paintings on panel and canvas, created in the last 5 years. Many of the works incorporate 24K gold leaf as a signal to the value of the lands treated and of the treaty relationship itself, and to the skewed ethics underpinning the treaty structure.

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