Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation’s KUMF Gallery is pleased to feature the solo exhibition of Anishinaabe artist, Brian Waboose from March 3 – 24, 2024, and reintroduce a gifted Indigenous artist known for his colourful paintings and carvings. This showcase explores a range of themes that highlight Brian Waboose’s interests and unconventional career path.
A self-taught artist painting in the Woodlands style, this presentation offers an opportunity to experience Mr. Waboose’s vibrant imagination combining traditional legends and myths. Symbolism features prominently in much of his work and proposes another view of the world around us, and are a catalyst for dialogue optimistically inspiring new meaningful relationships. “We are pleased to showcase Brian Waboose’s solo exhibition and present this comprehensive oeuvre. Brian captures the spirit of the Anishinaabe through his use of familiar and traditional images. He engages the viewer in a warm atmosphere of family reunion, while highlighting the feeling and longing for home and stability during these difficult and tumultuous times.” remarks, Christina Kudryk, Board Director and Art Committee Member.
Expanding the role of artist in our society and perception of contemporary art, on the first anniversary year of the war on Ukraine by Russia, Brian Waboose created and donated a unique and powerful work, The Seven Grandfathers’ Teachings: Respect, Love, Bravery, Honesty, Truth, Wisdom, and Humility dedicated to the Ukrainian people and in support of their brave stand against Russian aggression. This painting is part of The Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation’s Permanent Collection.
Join Us for the Opening Ceremony – Sunday, March 3, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates – March 3 – March 24, 2024. KUMF Gallery – 145 Evans Ave. Suite 101, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2X8 Brian Waboose will be in attendance. Join Us!
About Brian Waboose – https://brianwaboose.com/about Brian Waboose, is a talented Anishinaabe artist and member of the Whitefish River First Nation known as Birch Island in northern Ontario.