Metamorphosis: Get Up and Dance
Billboard by Jeff Thomas
July and August 2016
in conjunction with Jeff Thomas: The Dancing Grounds at Wanuskewin Heritage Park
July 9 to September 30
Opening reception July 9, 2 to 5pm
Jeff Thomas is an urban-based Iroquois, self-taught photo-based artist, writer, pubic speaker and curator, living in Ottawa, Ontario, and has works in major collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. Jeff’s most recent solo shows were Mapping Iroquoia: Cold City Frieze, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, Resistance Is NOT Futile, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, and Father’s Day, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He has also been in many group shows, including l:ke – I Have Motion, A Space, Toronto, Ontario, Land/Slide: Possible Futures, Markham, Ontario, SAKAHÀN, National Gallery of Canada, UNMASKING: Arthur Renwick, Adrian Stimson, Jeff Thomas, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France. In 1998, he was awarded the Canada Council’s prestigious Duke and Duchess of York Award in Photography, inducted to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, and in 2008 he received The Karsh Award in photography.