Presentation House Gallery
The Polygon Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9

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Sunday, December 4th at 2pm

Join us for the finissage of our exhibition Screens and Thresholds for a conversation with Curator/Writer Jordan Wilson and Curator/Artist Raymond Boisjoly. They will discuss  encounters with, and understandings of, contemporary Indigenous cultural practices as framed by institutional circumstances.

Jordan Wilson is a Vancouver-based emerging curator and writer. He is of mixed European-Indigenous ancestry and is a member of the Musqueam First Nation. He holds a Masters of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in First Nations Studies, both from the University of British Columbia. He has conducted research at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, the University of Tromsø in the Sápmi region of arctic Norway, and at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. More recently, he was a co-curator of the community-based exhibit c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Wilson is currently a Canada Council for the Arts Aboriginal Curator-in-Residence at MOA.

Raymond Boisjoly is an Indigenous artist of Haida descent based in Vancouver. He has presented solo exhibitions and projects in numerous galleries, museums and artist-run centres in Canada and elsewhere, including solo exhibitions at Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto; VOX, Montreal. In 2016, he was presented with a VIVA award by the Shadbolt Foundation. Boisjoly is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studio in the Department of Visual Art + Material Practice at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery.

Followed by seasonal treats and refreshments.