WAG Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions: Maxine Noel
Recent Acquisitions: Maxine Noel
February 18, 2023 – June 24, 2023
Maxine Noel is an internationally renowned Indigenous artist with a career spanning over 40 years. Her distinctive style incorporates the patterning of her Sioux heritage with modernist lyrical abstraction, and often features flowing female figures against a haze of brilliant colour.
Noel’s works often speak to the importance and spiritual power of Indigenous women, and this theme is exemplified in these two paintings. The Gathering (2022) expresses reverence for the artist’s women ancestors, while Remembrance (2022) memorializes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Paired together, they present a powerful message about the crucial importance of respecting and protecting Indigenous women of memory, today and tomorrow.