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Luke Parnell at The National Gallery of Canada

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

National Gallery of Canada: The exhibition Shine a Light highlights a selection of recent acquisitions to the National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian Contemporary, Indigenous and Photography holdings. It showcases some of the best most innovative works being made today in a variety – and often combination of- media, from video and film to drawing and painting, photography to sculpture and installation. It reveals the unique ways contemporary Canadian artists are responding to the larger social and political state of the world through their art and how they are choosing interdisciplinary modes of self-expression that transcend traditional categories, materials and genres. The exhibition takes the pulse of contemporary art production in Canada as it becomes part of our national art history. The exhibition will take place October 14 until March 8, 2015

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Luke Parnell: Storytelling

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Michael Patten for Art Mur: In the nearly five-century long history of colonization, de-colonization and post-colonization, it is rather surprising that there is no recognized aboriginal system of education in Canada. While the historical reason might have been to serve the colonizing strategy of cultural assimilation, notably with the founding of residential schools a few decades ago, the reason for this astonishing actuality today is the sign that their pedagogical system is still underestimated by many. The Canadian scholar Judy Iseke remarks that the central focus of Indigenous epistemologies, pedagogies and research approach is very different from that of the European tradition of magistrate teaching that prevails in our society. In fact, one common trait to most native cultures is the communication of knowledge through stories.

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Luke Parnell Artist Talk at the Seymour Art Gallery

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Haida/Nisga’a artist Luke Parnell leverages his traditional skills into the realm of contemporary politics and social mythologies. His works, which are beautifully crafted, are often allegorical, alluding to deep-running issues in education, repatriation, and cultural identity today. In August, Parnell gave an artist talk at the Seymour Art Gallery, which hosted a solo exhibition of his work curated by Rachael Lafo of the Richmond Art Gallery. Watch the video to get a glimpse into Parnell's ideas and process.

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Luke Parnell: An Interview

Thursday, August 1, 2013

indigenousartsnetwork: Luke Parnell strives to create a narrative in his design that will be understood by all regardless of the extent they know West Coast design language.

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