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May 25, 2013 to June 29, 2013
Galerie Nicolas Robert is pleased to present Robert Houle’s Manidoo-be-uhyahuk. The exhibition will be held from May 25, 2013 to June 29, 2013.
The vernissage will be held on May 25, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., in the presence of the artist.
“Memory mapping outside the computing of peripheral devices is cultural. It is a device where memory, a landscape, places natural or imaginary scenery, as seen in a broad view.
Landscape can be about a sense of place, a visual metaphor and manifestation of identity. Naming the place often comes from the land formation or the mythology associated with cultural memory.
Manitoba, derives from Saulteaux, Manidoo-be-uhyahuk, meaning “the place where the gods live”, and was later referred as “Lac des Prairies” by the French. The rocks so near the surface of the water caused a drumming sound that lead people to believe that spirits lived in the area.”
Robert Houle has been exhibiting since the early 70′s. His art can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario to name a few. Houle’s work is currently on view as part of Sakahàn, the National Gallery of Canada’s International Indigenous Art exhibition.