Jan 11, 2017
Darryl Nepinak’s short film It’s the Norval Morrisseau, Jackson Beardy, Carl Ray, Eddie Cobiness, Daphne Odjig, Joe Sanchez and Alex Janvier Show is currently being featured in the Alex Janvier Retrospective show at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
Alex Janvier is one of Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary artists. His unique and authentic style, a combination of Indigenous and modern art influences and techniques, is not seen anywhere else in the world. Janvier is a pioneer of contemporary Canadian aboriginal art in Canada and was a member of the Professional National Indian Artists Incorporation, better known as the “Indian Group of Seven”.
Nepinak’s film, “a 70’s TV sitcom set around a young group of artists” showcases Darryl’s sharp satirical edge and ironic commentary. The film was made for a tribute show to the Group of Seven Indigenous artists held at Winnipeg’s Urban Shaman Gallery in 2011.
The exhibit is on display until April 17, 2017 and afterwards will be on tour across North America.
Buy Darryl’s compilation DVD here!
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Darryl Nepinak, a Saulteux from the Ojibwe Nation, works as an arts facilitator with inner city youth in Winnipeg, MB. Nepinak was previously on the board of Urban Shaman Gallery. Nepinak’s films have screened at numerous venues around the world including at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Art Festival in Toronto, the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, and the Berlin International Film Festival.