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Patricia NIngewance, Two Fish in the Sea, applique, beaded, embroidery, 94.4 x 122 cm, 2000.

Patricia Ningewance: Coming Home

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Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, November 22 at 7:30 pm

My media includes both acrylic painting and textiles. In my textile work, I use pieces of quilts or solid colour fabric as the background and sew on smaller cut pieces. I add ribbons and buttons, and I finish with embroidery and beadwork. Sometimes, I use parts of actual quilts as a starting point because I was inspired to create this artwork from my memories of quilts. My subject matter includes landscapes, portraits, animals, Ojibwe spiritual themes and abstracts. Before turning to textile, I explored acrylic paint on canvas. The subject matter is the same. I apply the colours next to each other. I experiment until I arrive at what I wanted.

 – Patricia Ningewance

Coming Home features the art of multidisciplinary artist Patricia Ningewance. Originally from Obizhigokaang (Lac Seul), Ningewance was introduced to textiles at an early age. While travelling across the vast lakes of Northwestern Ontario with her family as a child, Ningewance recalls spending time with her family in their tent looking the fabrics used in their garments and quilts. Since then, she has gone on to not only lead a diverse career in art-making, but has also become well-respected as an Ojibwe language teacher and translator. Combining the materiality of fabrics and fluidity of painting, Coming Home highlights and celebrates some of Ningewance’s paintings and textile works from the last twenty-eight years..

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