TRUCK: an artist run centre will be opening an exhibition of artwork by Calgary artist Don Robertson. The show combines historical and contemporary interests of spirituality wihin the Métis culture.
The installation consists of a series of backlit glass faces which are mounted in the 24 side of three octagonal boxes suspended from the ceiling of the gallery. Light projected through cast glass faces disperses colour onto the walls of the gallery as well as a flag hung on the back wall. Coming from behind the flag is an audio tape loop of the writings of the Sioux chief Black Out.
The artist will be in attendance at the opening to discuss the spiritual significance of his work. This exhibition is a marker for a turning point in the artist's career and his search for his own cultural roots in Métis tradition.
Don Robertson is a Calgary artist who has been working in various media, including printmaking, assemblage, and collage, for over a decade. Robertson is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art with a diploma in Painting and Printmaking.