Sirens, Sharks & Shipwrecks
April 14 – May 27, 2023
Opening night: Friday, April 14 from 5pm to 9pm*
*Check our website for updates on what else will happen at the opening event, and to read this writing in Swampy Cree urbanshaman.org
Richard Asham is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist of mixed ancestry who most closely identifies with his indigenous Swampy Cree roots. Depending on the swing of the creative pendulum, Rick produces mixed media works (predominantly oil paintings on canvas but also sculptures and assemblages), has written several solo and collaborative books, performed music in bands, and dabbles in film, photography and theatre.
My intent for Sirens, Sharks and Shipwrecks is (admittedly) not particularly linear but will include both two and three-dimensional works. So, here are some thoughts...
Ihtáwin Mitéw (Urban Shaman): Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery nanáskomow sítoskátowin, kapé askiy otótémowáwa, owícihiwéwak, ihtáwin akwa ká-sítoskákocik, NCI FM, Wawanesa Insurance, Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Heritage, the Government of Canada, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts ~ Miigwetch/ Pidamaya-ye(-do)/ Marsi/ Ekosi / Maarsii/ Miikwehc/ Nakurmiik/ Thank you