Sacred Honouring, Sacred Blessing
What: George Littlechild solo exhibition
When: October 5 - 19, 2019
Due to popular demand, the show has been extended until October 26
Where: Lattimer Gallery and Gifts at the Museum of Vancouver
Titled Sacred Honouring, Sacred Blessing this forthcoming exhibition will be on display at Lattimer Gallery MOV and will feature over ten new works. From large-format oil paintings that measure 36” x 36” to smaller mixed media compositions, the pieces in this show are both visually striking and poignant. George Littlechild has pieces in both public and private collections across Canada, and he has won some of the top Arts awards in the country, such as the Hnatyshyn Foundation Indigenous Art Award. While his skills are diverse – he has written five books and taught at several institutions in Western Canada – he is widely known for his colourful paintings and mixed media compositions that explore social issues and the Cree concept of Wahkomkanak, which means “our ancestors”.
In this new body of work, my intention is to explore the relationship we are currently experiencing with global warming and our Mother Earth. Each piece delves into the connection we have with our Sacred Earth and all living things, including the air, the water, the plant life, and especially the Sacred tree spirits. It is our duty to protect and guard our home, which is our Mother Earth. I am also introducing my first selection of artworks made using oil paints, which is both exciting and enjoyable. – George Littlechild
Sacred Honouring, Sacred Blessing will be on display at Lattimer Gallery MOV between October 5-19, 2019. We will be hosting an exhibition opening at our Museum of Vancouver location on October 5th between 4pm-7pm and George will be in attendance. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served. All pieces in the show will be available to view on our website starting on October 5th and works can be purchased online, by phone, or in person. We hope to see you then!