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New Art in the Library: Nitssaakita’paispinnaan – We Are Still In Control

Posted on: Jan 27, 2020

The CUE Library is proud to have the Nitssaakita’paispinnaan – We Are Still In Control art exhibit in our gallery space.

  • Where: CUE Library, Main Floor
  • When: Now until February 19, 2020
  • Artists: Kristy North Peigan, Lori Scalplock, & Smith Wright

Curatorial Statement:

“Nitssaakita’paispinnaan: We Are Still In Control features work by three contemporary Blackfoot artists, all working in different styles. We all gathered in a series of visits with Blackfoot ceremonial knowledge keeper Kayihtsipimiohkitopi (Kent Ayoungman), who shared about Blackfoot ways of life, places, and knowledge. Those visits helped us learn more about ourselves, the places we live, and the responsibility we have here to each other and our future generations. They also inspired these artworks for the Blackfoot people, culture, and ceremonies are still very much here, still shaping our society to this day.”The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program

The exhibition Nitssaakita’paispinnaan – We Are Still In Control is curated by Troy Patenaude and Kent Ayoungman and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, TREX Region 2

For more information, view the We Are Still In Control Brochure

Image credits:

(Top row, left to right) Smith Wright, Mootwistsiiksiinaki (All Around Snake, Woman) #5, 2019, crackle paste and acrylic on baord, Collection of the artist. Kristy North Peigan, Red Carpet, 2019, digital print and oil on canvas, Collection of Kristy North Peigan/Kristy NP. Smith Wright, Mootwistsiiksiinaki (All Around Snake Woman) #4, 2019, Crackle paste and acrylic on board, Collection of the artist.

(Bottom row, left to right) Kristy North Peigan, Vaporwave-Signals, 2019, digital print and oil on canvas, collection of Kristy North Peigan/Kristy NP. Lori Scalplock, Mothers are the Foundation of our families, Fire in the Night, Renew, Recycle, 2019, Quill work on smoked Moose hide, Collection of Lori Scalp.