December 1, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Opening Reception: November 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Indigenous Artist Tom Wilson is a Canadian cultural icon from Hamilton, Ontario, who is well known for his musical work as Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and Lee Harvey Osmond. Wilson has more recently been recognized for his literary endeavours thanks to the critical and commercial success of his 2017 autobiography Beautiful Scars. Wilson has been developing his visual art practice over the past two decades, and the AGB is pleased to present his first museum exhibition.
The works that make up the exhibition arise from the same creative journey as did Wilson’s autobiography. Wilson created both projects in response to his discovery at age 53 that he had been adopted, and that he is Mohawk. This exhibition forms an integral part of Wilson’s captivating story of his re-interpretation of his own identity.
Image Credit: Tom Wilson – The Long Road Home Kahnawake