‘Fa…que’ by Daphne Boyer
An exhibition that showcases her family’s Métis heritage and honours plants and animals as kin
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.
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.
Lina Samoukova, Barry Muise, Etienne Capacchione, Ron Delisle, Warren Cariou, Don Sugden and Pierre Marchand
Thanks to the support of – MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), the First People’s Cultural Council, Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, and the Canada Council for the Arts,
Daphne Boyer acknowledges and respects the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory she lives, works and plays, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continues to this day.
September 8 to October 8 2022
Tuesday to Saturday
12 PM to 6 PM
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance Street, Montreal