Jason Baerg: ᓭᓭᓯᐤ / Sêsêsiw / Yellow Legs


Jason Baerg, Wâseskwastan ᐋᐧᓭᐢᑲᐧᐢᑕᐣ / The Sky Clears by Wind, 2019, Etched Acrylic on MDF, 48 x 84 inches. Photo credit: Simon Fuh.

Jason Baerg: ᓭᓭᓯᐤ / Sêsêsiw / Yellow Legs

October 17 to December 7, 2019

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 17 from 7pm – 9pm
Artist will be in attendance. Remarks at 7:30pm

Latcham Art Centre is honoured to present ᓭᓭᓯᐤ / Sêsêsiw / Yellow Legs, a solo exhibition by Cree Métis artist Jason Baerg. Extending the visual language of Indigenous Abstraction, this recent body of work came to fruition by invitation from the artist-run centre Neutral Ground in Regina. Baerg’s relational painting installations and experimental media works respond to his ancestral homeland. The artwork was made while in conversation with two community leaders, Paulette and Marcella Poitras, who are profound Indigenous knowledge keepers and storytellers in their own right. Collaboration with community, and engaging with the place where the art is presented are paramount for Baerg. These considerations create space for the work to evolve and shift as different Indigenous people, and the local community perspectives are activated. Inspiration from Cree cosmology and Indigenous futurities animate the work, where Pakone-Kisik (the Hole in the Sky), Kisik Acimowina (Sky World) and Morning Star (Venus), act as portals and guides to explore traditional knowledge and liberate our collective prospectives.

Please join us at the opening on Thursday, October 17 from 7pm to 9pm. Artist remarks begin at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome! Admission is free.

This solo exhibition is part of our ongoing commitment to provide a venue to showcase artwork by Indigenous artists. Thank you to Ontario Tech University for their generous support of this exhibition.

*For those of you coming from Toronto, the Latcham Art Centre is located in Stouffville, 45 minutes northeast of Toronto and accessible via GO Transit! Trains run north from Union Station during peak hours and buses return every half hour – only an 8 minute walk between the Stouffville GO station and the Art Centre.

We look forward to seeing you on the 17th.


Latcham Art Centre is dedicated to providing opportunities for members of the community to engage with the visual arts through exhibitions of contemporary art and art education programs like classes, workshops, artist talks and tours. It is funded by donations, sponsorships, membership and fundraising events as well as annual grants from the municipality of Whitchurch-Stouffville and the Ontario Arts Council. The Art Centre is located in Stouffville, Ontario, 45 minutes northeast of Toronto with free parking and accessible via GO Transit.

For more information please contact:
Elisa Coish | Curator | Latcham Art Centre
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