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puti kʷu alaʔ Manuel Axel Strain Exhibition Opening and Performance
June 11 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
UBC Okanagan Gallery is proud to announce the upcoming opening of puti kʷu alaʔ, an exhibition by our second Artist in Residence Manuel Axel Strain.
Strain’s solo exhibition opens at UBCO on Saturday, June 11 at 3 pm in the Creative and Critical Studies building’s FINA Gallery. There will be an outdoor performance that day at 3:30 pm which features a collaboration between the artist, their family, drummers, the land and guests.
Strain is a two-spirit artist from the sacred lands and waters of xʷməθkʷəyəm, Simpcw and nk̓maplqs and lives on the traditional homelands of their q̓ic̓əy̓ and qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ relatives. Their work and practice are guided by Indigenous ways of knowing, embodied epistemologies, and ancestral collaborations that incorporate performance, painting, photography, sculpture, video, sound and installation.