Programmed as part of our winter solo exhibition Sweetgrass and Honey by Skeena Reece, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is extremely pleased to present interdisciplinary artist Bracken Hanuse Corlett, who will present an artist talk as part of our ongoing Respondent Series on Saturday, January 20 at 2pm
For Sweetgrass and Honey, Corlett has been commissioned by Reece to paint a new mural, Stekyawden Syndrome, 2018. Created in collaboration with Reece, the mural reinterprets a Gitksan myth, The Mountain Goat, in which village people are punished for their poor treatment of mountain goats who they kill or harm cruelly without reason. For the mural, Corlett and Reece frame this myth within a psychological trauma (Stockholm Syndrome) that leaves captives overly sympathetic with their capturers. Contextualized within the frame of the exhibition, Corlett will give an introduction and overview of his most recent works, and upcoming projects, with insight into what drives him as an Indigenous person, writer and artist. More info here.