Create This Revolution

Gallery 101 is presenting emerging and established artists in a group exhibition of activist-based video, painting, drawing, print, photography, sculpture, and performance.

The Idle No More movement is about Indigenous rights, the immediacy of social media and sharing “a vision of bringing together all people to ensure we create ways of protecting Mother Earth, her lands, waters and people,” (From the INM Web site).

At Gallery 101, we have been greatly inspired and moved by the Idle No More movement. Artist run centres began because artists needed spaces where they could question the status quo artistically, politically, socially, and culturally. 30 years later, we must ask ourselves have we become another in a long line of artistic institutions? How can we become more accessible and vibrant? One answer from Gallery 101 is the “flash mob art show”, Create This Revolution.

Eighteen artists have been selected by our jury panel: Howard Adler; Jaime Koebel, Laura Margita and Heather Wiggs.

  • Howard Adler
  • Marc Adornato
  • Pansee Atta
  • Priti Cox
  • Alan Harrington
  • Kaylene Kelly
  • Helene Lacelle
  • Emmanuel Laflamme
  • Juliana McDonald
  • Rehab Nazzal
  • Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen
  • Ben Powless
  • Mana Rouholamini
  • Svetlana Swinimer
  • Jeffrey Thomas
  • Laura Leah Traverse
  • Lori Victor
  • Adam Void

Publication available here:
http://www.g101.ca/sites/default/files/Publication_CreateThisRevolution_Web.pdf

To obtain a high-resolution PDF file for printing a hard copy, please contact office@g101.ca

Mar 13 2013 - Apr 13 2013
Ben Powless, "We Rise for Mother Earth (3)", colour photo.
Emmanuel Laflamme "Oil & Water", digital collage, 2011

Artists

Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Indigenous Studies from Trent University, and a Master Of Arts Degree in Canadian Studies from Carleton University. He is an award winning writer, and an artist that has worked in diverse mediums, including visual art, stained glass, theatre, dance,...

Adornato was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Italian/French immigrants. He spent much of his childhood in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before his family settled in Ottawa, Canada. In 2001, he received his Fine Arts degree from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has since exhibited in the Canadian...

Pansee Atta is an activist, artist, and academic currently working towards an MA in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Her work examines themes of migration, anti-racism, and decolonization.

www.panseeatta.com

Priti Gulati Cox is an artist who lived in India until she moved to Salina, Kansas in 2000. In 2008, she began work on a project entitled Vanishing India that reveals the effects of corporate globalization on the social, political and economic fabric of India. In 2010 she also started a sister...

Alan Harrington's community is Shoal Lake #39 Ontario and he is Ojibway. Alan enjoys taking pictures and the art that goes into them and would like to continue in this work. He loves sharing our culture with the world. Presently Alan lives in the Ottawa area and really enjoys the people that...

Kaylene's work is about power, politics, people, play and perceptions of reality. It is informed by debates and events of the time in which it was created. Through the recontextualisation of media images and everyday material a new narrative is presented. The intention is to create works that...

HELENE LACELLE is a self taught Canadian artist living in Chipman, NB.

After fifteen years living, painting and showing on Queen West in Toronto, LACELLE was selected by the NFB as one of five persons to represent Ontario artists in a half hour documentary, 'NOMADE'. During the mid 90's...

He swiped Apple's apple to give to Snow White and invited Jesus to drink a Coke with Santa. He hijacks classics like others draw mustaches on politicians. An iconoclast of modern times who laughs at the new gods, those of consumption. Emmanuel Laflamme was born in 1984 in Montreal. A self-taught...

Juliana McDonald, BFA, explores concepts of impermanence, fragility and renewal in an ever-changing natural environment. The surfaces of both her oil paintings and collages are richly active evoking layers of time and memory.

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Rehab Nazzal is a Palestinian born multidisciplinary artist who grew up under the Israeli military occupation. She has studied and worked in several countries in the Middle East and Eastern Europe before immigrating to Canada in 1995. She holds a BFA, University of Ottawa, Post Grad Studies,...

Born and raised in Montreal (CA), French-Canadian of Vietnamese origin, Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen is a research-based artist currently based in Brooklyn (NY) and Stockholm (SE). Nguyen recently completed the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (Studio 2010-2011). She...

Ben Powless is Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario. He is currently working for the Defenders of the Land network, a national network of Indigenous communities, leaders, and allies dedicated to standing up for the sovereignty and sacredness of Indigenous lands. He was one of the cofounder of the...

Mana Rouholamini is a visual artist. She has produced drawing installations, artist books and digital prints that focus on language and meaning. She received her MFA from York University and her BFA from Azad University in Tehran, Iran.

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Svetlana Swinimer studied Art in Russia, Canada and Africa. She works in: painting, sculpture, installation, video, and photography. In collaboration with Jean Halstead, she produced works inspired by science. In 2006 they completed a 2-ton stainless steel sculpture for the city of Ottawa.

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Jeffrey is an urban-Iroquois, born in the city of Buffalo, New York in 1956. His parents and grandparents were born at the Six Nations reserve, near Brantford, Ontario and left the reserve to find work in the city.

You won't find a definition for 'urban Iroquois' in any dictionary or...

Laura Leah's art education has included first year animation studies at Sheridan, three semesters at Bishop’s University in the Fine Arts and Art History along with drawing and painting; and also a one year internship at The Ottawa School of Art with a concentration in the human form and...

Lori Victor has been painting for over 12 years, studying first at the Ottawa School of Art and completing her BFA at the University of Ottawa in 2011. She has exhibited her work in Ottawa since 2006. Lori has been a professional graphic designer for many years, and now works full-time as a...

Adam Void transforms ready-at-hand or bricolage materials into objects that address social and political concerns of class, control, and community. He is dedicated to exploring the details of countercultures particular to his experience: punk rock, graffiti, freight hopping, zines, and social...