Opening Reception: Friday, January 19 | 7 pm with Looks Like a Suicide, a performance by Skeena Reece. * performance starts at 7 pm.
Plug In ICA is truly pleased to present Sweetgrass and Honey, a solo exhibition by Skeena Reece. Part survey, this exhibition recontextualizes some of Reece’s earlier video and photographic projects, within a new body of work that uses Plug In ICA as a place of political address to rewrite and acknowledge how we have come to occupy the land we are on. In particular, the newly commissioned piece, Access Denied, is a site-specific intervention that challenges the racialized capitalism of The Hudson’s Bay’s origins in the fur-trade. One of the company’s early flagship stores sits across the street from Plug In ICA and can be viewed through the windows of one of the institute’s gallery’s. Reece’s installation blocks the view in a gesture that gives pause to a slowly declining branch of the national department store while annunciating an economic rift that is historically reminiscent yet still felt in Indigenous communities. More info here.