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Exhibit celebrates Indigenous female empowerment – The Star

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202120 Views

Oct. 7, 2021

The latest exhibit at the Killarney Heritage Home for the Arts features the work of a Canupawakpa First Nation artist celebrating female Indigenous empowerment and identity.

Multimedia artist Jessie Jannuska’s exhibit, “Zhawenjigewin mazina’igan ndizhin-izha’amaas (Love Letter to Myself),” features seven pieces and took about two years to create.

“The show was inspired by me trying to love my body — an Indigenous female body that is plus-size,” Jannuska said. “It’s trying to gain body positivity looking at Indigenous female forms, Indigenous sexuality and Indigenous feminisms.”

She described her style as one based on realism that has been stylized with abstract elements that typically incorporate mixed media.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/10/07/exhibit-celebrates-indigenous-female-empowerment.html

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