Opening Exhibition: Jason Carter

Opening Exhibition: Jason Carter

A Theatre Network commission with the support of Syncrude

April 14 – May 15, 2022

As an Indigenous man from the Little Red River Cree Nation, I gather much inspiration from the stories passed on by elders within my community, stories that have evolved and changed, some documented, some not, but the essence of these stories are passed on through the years.

Theatre Network is excited to announce the opening of the Miller Art Gallery! This new venture for Theatre Network is generously supported by Briana & Jonathan Miller, the namesakes of the gallery. This new space allows us to support even more artists and expand our programming into the visual arts space.

Curated by Jared Tabler, the Peck Visual Arts program is delighted to present its first exhibition, sponsored by Syncrude Canada, artist Jason Carter. In keeping with our values, Jared’s curatorial vision for our program is to celebrate contemporary Canadian
art and artists. Additionally, thanks to the generous support of Syndrude Canada, we are able to share that Jason Carter’s work will be the first in our Murray Permanent Art Collection for Theatre Network.

About Jason Carter

JASON CARTER is an Indigenous sculptor, painter, illustrator and public artist from Little Red River Cree Nation. He grew up in Edmonton and is a graduate of both NAIT and MacEwan University (where he was recently awarded a Distinguished Alumni in 2017) and was the only Alberta artist to have his own solo show featuring Alberta at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He has major permanent installations in both the Calgary & Edmonton International Airports; both sculpture and canvas in many public places (NAC, AFA, YWCA Calgary, Travel Alberta, Wood Buffalo Region, Stantec, Banff Caribou Properties, Canada Goose) and private collections globally. Most recently, Jason hand painted 150 hockey sticks for the World Juniors 2022 (which will be taking place in August this year in Edmonton).

Featured Art Work

The Seven Bears Dance By The Light Of The Silvery Moon

The Seven Bears Dance By The Light Of The Silvery Moon under the guidance of Father Stone represented by Roche Miette in Jasper Alberta. Roche Miette, with its distinctive formation that draws to mind the face of an indigenous elder, alludes to the fortitude of our land and our space. The dancing bears represent power, strength, independence and freedom of thought and expression; and because they have this freedom
to express, they radiate JOY.