Moore brings mixed media exhibit to Moose Jaw

Brigid McNutt
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Saskatchewan artist Tim Moore gets ready for workshops at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery this weekend.

Prince Albert artist Tim Moore is in Moose Jaw for the opening of his exhibit Hybrid, and to work with the community during Culture Days. Moore’s art explores the Canadian condition, and Métis and mix-raced identity.

In the past, Moore painted solely landscapes and still life. This exhibit is his first real attempt at stepping outside of those genres. Métis himself, Moore began to make art about himself and his family.

“I started pinpointing little things here and there that gave cultural sense to who I was, and where I was coming from,” explained Moore.

His exhibit explores what it means to be Métis through his mixed-media work that uses items of both Aboriginal and European influence. For example, the pre-fabricated jerry can covered in caribou fur in the exhibit. Hybrid includes drawings with painting or collage, photo collages and sculptures to create a mixed media exhibit that steps outside of a typical genre show.

For more on this story read an upcoming edition of the TImes-Herald.

Organizations: Prince Albert, TImes-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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