Visual Artist Daphne Boyer Showcases Métis Heritage in ‘Fa…que’ @ MAI

© Lina Samoukova


by Daphne Boyer

An exhibition that showcases her family’s Métis heritage
and honours plants and animals as kin

Thursday, Sep. 8 @ 5 PM
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)

From September 8 to October 8, 2022, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) presents ‘Fa…que’, an exhibition of recent works by Métis visual artist Daphne Boyer. This is an opportunity to discover a rich and vibrant body of work that combines plant matter and traditional Indigenous techniques. The vernissage will take place on Thursday, September 8 at 5 PM.

Daphne Boyer is a Canadian visual artist and plant scientist of Métis descent. She combines plant material, porcupine quills and women’s traditional handwork techniques with high-resolution, digital tools to create 2D and 3D art that showcases her family’s Métis heritage and honours plants and animals as kin.

Daphne’s latest works are iterative and reflect the generational aspect of the stories she tells – her family history, her attachment to the land and her desire to create bridges between Indigenous knowledge and Western science. Daphne and her team (Lina Samoukova, Ron Delisle and Barry Muise) produce these works using three innovative techniques she invented over the past several years: digital beading, digital quillwork and moss tufting (the latter being her digital version of moose tufting).

In particular, her MAI exhibition will showcase a large beaded Moss Bag, a quillwork installation featuring Cedar and Sweetgrass banners and a beaded Birthing Tent.

an exhibition by Daphne Boyer

Vernissage on September 8 @ 5 PM

September 8 to October 8, 2022
Tuesday to Saturday
12 PM to 6 PM

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance Street, Montreal

Free Entry

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