Sovereignty—Duane Isaac

Feb 17 – May 14, 2022

Opening reception Thu, Feb 17, 6 – 8pm. Staggered entry times every 15 minutes to maintain capacity limits. Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Sovereignty, Mi’gmaq 2Spirit photographer and mask-maker Duane Isaac’s first solo exhibition in Vancouver, is motivated by the health and survival of Indigenous bodies and Indigenous Lands. “Sovereignty explores the questions of autonomy and health of both body and Land. The health of the Land reflects the health of the body and the health of the body reflects the health of the Land. One cannot survive without the other.” 

Duane Isaac is a First Nation Mi’gmaq from Listuguj, QC. He is a contemporary artist who uses the photography medium in combination with his mask making. His work has been featured in multiple online publications, most recently Canadian Art Magazine. He currently resides in Listuguj, QC.

Curated by SUM gallery founding artistic director emeritus SD Holman, this exhibition is part of the 2022 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program.

Read the press release for Sovereignty.