Latcham Art Centre inspires the community to engage with visual art through exhibitions of contemporary art and education programs.
Jeff Thomas | The Indigenous Map Maker’s Room
Open: Saturday, October 30, 2021 to Sunday, January 2, 2022
Jeff Thomas (b. 1956, Buffalo, New York) is a nationally recognized Urban-Iroquois photo-based artist, story teller, writer, and curator based in Ottawa, Ontario. Through his work, curatorial practice and written publications, he has led major projects at prominent national cultural institutions such as the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Woodlands Cultural Centre, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Library and Archives Canada. Jeff Thomas’s ground- breaking work has solidified his place at the forefront of scholarship in Indigenous histories.
In his photography practice, he examines historical and contemporary views of Indigeneity and addresses the impact of issues such as urbanization, land ownership and historical ways of representation. The exhibition The Indigenous Map Maker’s Room, presents work from his larger photo series, Indians on Tour, which features toy figurines posed in front of national monuments and landscapes. Thomas reframes the stereotypical representation of the figures, presenting them as tourists in a contemporary environment, challenging preconceptions of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous history.
Latcham Art Centre is situated on land that is the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Neutral People. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions Indigenous peoples have made in shaping and strengthening this community. We are grateful for the opportunity to meet here and re-affirm our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our community.
Inward Identities | Recent Works by Vicky Talwar
Open: Saturday, January 8, 2022 to Monday, February 21, 2022
Vicky Talwar is a Whitchurch-Stouffville artist who draws upon her personal experience as a Hindu-Canadian to produce painting and installation artwork. In her artistic practice, she addresses themes of identity, displacement, movement and memory. Latcham Art Centre is pleased to host Vicky Talwar’s recent work which also serves as her MFA Thesis exhibition with OCAD University.