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Cut Draw Pry

The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada, March 2024

The humble canoe occupies a warm, nostalgic place in the hearts of a nation. An enduring symbol of recreation and exploration, it is also an artifact with a complex history. Its narrative offers insight into the natural landscape, environmental sustainability, power and privilege. 


Cut, Draw, Pry refers to three basic paddling strokes. It also alludes to the ways in which the artist has reshaped, reconfigured and reimagined this much-loved vessel. 


Upending conventional notions of an idealized Canadian icon, this exhibition ties together alternative perspectives to consider as it reshapes the romanticized colonial gaze of the beloved canoe.


Drawn Tight

2023 wood, rope, metal 

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