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Art Angle: Laura Rose Swan

Art Angle is a new column by Apt613 contributor Jason Myerson. Speaking with Ottawa artists about their craft and the creation of a business, Jason has met artists who knit, chop, chat, paint, write, tattoo, and build fairy houses from forest detritus—truth. Their stories are a curious mix of personality and of the professional.

Sonny Assu, When Raven became Spider, Embrace, akoya shell buttons, melton wool, synthetic gabardine, white cotton jogging fleece, 2003, courtesy of the artist.

Art Exhibit: When Raven Became Spider at the OAG Annex

Curated by Vancouver-based Gitxaala/British curator, artist and writer Leena Minifie, When Raven Became Spider shows works by Joi T. Arcand (Cree), Sonny Assu (Kwakwa̱ka’wakw), Bear Witness (Cayuga), Shaun Beyale (Navajo), Julianne Beaudin-Herney (Cree/Mik’Maq/Métis), Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot/Sami), and Jeffery Veregge (S’Klallam).

All photos by Ming Wu.

Ming Wu: A Wrinkle In Time at PDA Projects

You probably already know Ming. He is a champion of music, art, and culture, and brings enthusiasm and fun wherever he goes (which, as it turns out, is a lot of places). At PDA Projects, A Wrinkle In Time pays tribute to a classic children’s book whose themes of displacement and the abuse of power are strikingly […]