Jason Baerg: Tawâskweyâw ᑕᐋᐧᐢᑫᐧᔮᐤ / A Path or Gap Among the Trees


Jason Baerg: Tawâskweyâw ᑕᐋᐧᐢᑫᐧᔮᐤ / A Path or Gap Among the Trees

October 25, 2019 – March 1, 2020
Queen’s Square Gallery
Queen’s Square Gallery Opening: Friday, October 25 at 7:00pm, FREE

November 15, 2019 – March 1, 2020
Preston Gallery
Preston Gallery Opening: Friday, November 15 at 7:00pm, FREE

This exhibition is presented across two locations: Queen’s Square Gallery and Preston Gallery.

“Painting is a sacred bundle that echoes through ancestral time, carry it responsibly and make a meaningful contribution to it.”

The journey through twenty-five years of caring for drawing and painting have found innovative pathways through the conceptual and formal approaches of Cree Metis visual artist Jason Baerg. Grounded commitments to Drawing and Painting have been transformed over time into an expanding field of digital and material experimentations.

As first-generation new media artist, Jason Baerg forged fearlessly reaching towards unique ways to utilize emergent 2D, 3D, interactive, immersive and fabrication technologies. Conceptual themes of investigation have rigorously included: Community, Ritual, Urban Migration, Cree Cosmology, Native Relationality, Survivance, An Indigenized Anthropocene, Language Revitalization and Indigenous Futurisms.

The dynamic Tawâskweyâw ᑕᐋᐧᐢᑫᐧᔮᐤ / A Path or Gap Among the Trees exhibition presented in two parts at Cambridge Art Galleries, charts key contributions Jason Baerg has made in the first 25 years of his artistic practice, which includes: interactive immersive generative media projection pieces and laser cut painting installations; both of which are some of the first produced and presented anywhere in the world.

This exhibition was initiated at the Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford ON.

Image: Jason Baerg, Relations Digital Abstraction, Peter, 2013 (Detail). Courtesy of the artist.

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Admission is free and all are welcome.
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Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

Cambridge Art Galleries acknowledges that the place on which we gather is the traditional land of Indigenous peoples dating back countless generations. We recognize that it is part of the Haldimand Tract, the traditional land of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


Media Contact
Karly Boileau
Gallery Assistant
Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange
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