The Drawings and Paintings of Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective Exhibition
23 Oct 2009 - 03 Jan 2010
The National Gallery of Canada is proud to present the first solo exhibition by a First Nations female artist, Daphne Odjig. It features works covering a 44-year period that provide a critical and long-overdue assessment of the artist’s extensive aesthetic, philosophical and cultural investigations. The exhibition comprises nearly 60 works, including examples of Odjig’s history and legend paintings, murals, erotica, abstractions and landscapes. They articulate the breadth of Odjig’s engagement with her personal and cultural history, and also trace the remarkable aesthetic development of this artist from her initial experimentation to the mastery of her media. Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Sudbury.