Michelle Sound
okāwīsimāk nawac kwayask itōtamwak |
Aunties do it better

Didier Morelli
daphne, Tiohtià:ke January 8, 2022 — March 5, 2022
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Michelle Sound NDN Aunties (detail), 2021. Photos : Mike Patten, courtesy of the artist & daphne, Tiohtià:ke
daphne, Tiohtià:ke January 8, 2022 — March 5, 2022

daphne’s street-facing windowfront, just south of the refurbished Plaza Saint-Hubert, is prime real estate. Montréal’s first Indigenous artist-run centre sits just steps away from the bustling energy of fabric and textile stores, wedding-gown and prom-dress shops, and other long-running special-event clothing businesses. Once inside the small, intimate gallery, visitors are greeted by an assortment of colourful circles dotting its white walls. On a late winter’s day, with the warmth of the sun struggling to find its way through the low-lying clouds, the exhibition by the Cree and Métis artist Michelle Sound, okāwīsimāk nawac kwayask itōtamwak | Aunties do it better, is a generous invitation to witness rich personalities and storylines embedded in the beautifully detailed structures of handmade drums.

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