Nathalie Bertin – Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums

Fall 2022 Exhibition & Artist Talk at Latcham Art Centre

Nathalie Bertin, In the Beginning: Assababich, Marie, Pierre (Triptych), 2022, acrylic, 48″ x 36″. Images courtesy of the artist.

Latcham Art Centre launches a solo exhibition by Nathalie Bertin, entitled Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums. The exhibition is on view from Friday, September 2, through Saturday, October 29, 2022. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 9, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Light refreshments. All welcome, admission free.

Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums is a diverse collection of paintings, photographs and mixed-media beaded sculptures by Bonfield-based, Franco-Métis artist Nathalie Bertin. The exhibition combines personal stories from the artist’s life and upbringing, centered within a larger, ongoing context of negotiating identity that Métis communities have had to process and resolve for centuries.

The exhibition pauses on different aspects of Bertin’s life, starting with early-learned stories and tales expressed through the creation of moccushions. These sculptures use beadwork, silk embroidery, quills, fish scales, and other materials to acknowledge meticulous Métis craftwork and other traditional designs relevant to the artist’s upbringing. On surrounding gallery walls, paintings and short photo-essays tell stories of Bertin’s life so far, including reflections on her growth, ancestors, and her thoughts and dreams.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 9, 2022, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Remarks will begin at 7:30 PM. Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and the Ontario Arts Council for their generous support of this exhibition.

Artist Talk with Nathalie Bertin. Artwork, left: Memorial to Jeanne Couc-dit-Lafleur, 2021, mixed media, 12″ x 12″. Right: Face to Face, 2013, acrylic, 14″ x 18″. All images courtesy of the artist.

Artist Talk with Nathalie Bertin
Tuesday, September 13, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Online; Admission free
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Join us for an informative talk between artists Nathalie Bertin and Dianne Brown-Green, where the pair will speak about Nathalie’s practice and the concepts embedded within her exhibition Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums.

About the artist:
Nathalie Bertin is an author, educator, curator and multidisciplinary artist of Metis, French, Anishinaabe and Algonquin ancestry. She is a member of the Waawaashkeshi (Deer Clan). Recent exhibitions include Unmasking the Pandemic: From Personal Protection to Personal Expression at the Royal Ontario Museum (2021); Breathe: 2nd Wave at the Art Gallery of Guelph (2021); Call to Action #83: A Reconciliation Project, which travelled to Art Gallery of Northumberland, MacLaren Art Centre and the Aurora Cultural Centre, among other locations from 2017 to 2019; and Warrior Women at the Georgian Arts Centre & Gallery (2014), among others. Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums (2022) travels to Latcham Art Centre from Station Gallery (Whitby, ON), and draws from Bertin’s book Loup Garou, Mocassins & Métis Folklore, published in March 2020.

About Latcham Art Centre:
Latcham Art Centre is a public art gallery that inspires the community to engage with arts and culture through dedicated exhibitions of contemporary art that reflect a range of artistic media and the cultural diversity of our province. Latcham Art Centre offers vibrant education programs that cultivate creativity and experimentation through classes, workshops, artist talks, and tours. Latcham Art Centre is located in Stouffville, Ontario, 45 minutes northeast of Toronto with free parking and is accessible via GO Transit. The Gallery is open to the public and admission is free.

Latcham Art Centre is accessible.

Gallery Hours:
Monday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: Closed

For more information please contact:
Tyler Durbano, Curator
Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art Centre
2 Park Drive
Stouffville, ON L4A 4K1
T: 905-540-8964
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