aceartinc.: Jordan Stranger - Firekeeper, November 1 - December 6

Upcoming solo exhibition at aceartinc. to celebrate Anishinaabe peoples' sacred cultural practices.

Jordan Stranger has said that his works are deeply rooted in the traditions of his Indigenous culture. As an Oji-Cree individual, Jordan uses his life experiences to drive his artistic passions.

On Friday, November 1 at 7-10 pm, Stranger will launch his newest work in Firekeeper.

"Firekeeper is meant to display the heritage of the Anishinaabe peoples' sacred cultural practices in which I've taken part. Through sacred ceremony, we aim to heal or to be healed by those who carry the gifts to do so. The paintings, installation, and animation are efforts made to present the culture in a contemporary setting. To those who view my work, I hope it finds you well and allows you to appreciate and learn about Anishinaabe culture while letting go of any negative stigmas. Moreover, I hope it helps you reach your inner-self to enable self-healing and self-reflection."

Launch: Friday, 1 November, 7 pm
Artist talk: Saturday, 23 November, 7 pm
Exhibition run: 1 November - 6 December 2019
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12 - 5 pm

About Jordan Stranger: Through pencil, paint, or digital platforms, Jordan Stranger communicates the importance of life, culture, and acceptance. He obtained his diploma in Graphic Design at Red River College in 2012 and works in advertising. He commits his evenings and weekends to his artwork and works within his community creating murals and hosting art workshops.

About aceartinc.: We are an Artist-Run Centre dedicated to the support, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary art. aceartinc. exhibits 5 major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists. www.aceart.org

For more information or to arrange an interview with the artist, contact: Tani Miki, Interim Director, aceartinc., 204-944-9763, tani@aceart.org