Nadia Myre | Montréal Museum of Fine Arts | Shows | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


Nadia Myre

When: Nov. 14-May 27 2018

Part of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts’ series focusing on indigenous female artists, “Scattered Remains” is the Québécois artist’s first solo museum show. As a member of the Algonquin First Nation tribe of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Myre has worked across mediums for nearly two decades creating a body of work that probes at questions of identity, memory and historical trauma. From 2005 to 2013, she invited visitors to sew their scars — of body or psyche — onto 10-inch squares of canvas; “The Scar Project” amassed some 1,400 works. Others reference traditional indigenous beadwork, such as the series “Indian Act,” in which Myre has modified the Canadian legislative document using tiny red and white beads. Most recently, in “Code Switching,” she re-presents the remains of pipes scavenged from the River Thames during a 2015 residency, toying with notions of the enigmatic artifact and authenticity.

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