Charlene Vickers, presented by Macaulay & Co. Fine Art

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is pleased to host Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver for Ancestor Gesture: Diviners an exhibition by Anishinaabe artist Charlene Vickers at NADA's new, year-round project space, located on the 2nd floor of Chinatown's East Broadway Mall. The exhibition will showcase a series of drawings and be activated by a performance.

Ancestor Gesture: Diviners Drawings embodies spatial and gestural presence in a series of energetic marker drawings on paper. Within the works, vertical lines, color and the artists gesture evokes as: a clump of grass; pink and blue fire; a memory of bullrushes in her aunt’s backyard; and how she imagines the hair of her birth mother to lay and fall down her back. At the core of the Diviners series, Indigenous presence, memory and healing reside.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, March 11, 4–8pm and a performance will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2pm.

The exhibition can be viewed daily, 9am–7pm through a glass storefront, beginning through April 24, 2022. Appointments can be made on weekdays with advance notice by emailing [email protected].

Charlene Vickers
Ancestor Gesture: Diviners
Presented by Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver
March 11 – April 24, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, March 11, 4–8pm
Performance: Saturday, March 12, 2pm

75 East Broadway, #221
New York, NY 10002

About Charlene Vickers:
Charlene Vickers is an Anishinaabe artist based in Vancouver. Her painting, sculpture and performance works explore memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands.

Recent exhibitions include Big Blue Sludge at the University of Saskatchewan (2022), Ancestor Gesture at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver (September 2021), Rain Shadow at the Nanaimo Art Gallery (2021), Where Do We Go From Here? at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2020), the Biennale national de sculpture Contemporaine 2020 in Quebec, An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries, I continue to shape, Art Museum, U of T, Toronto, Speaking From Hands and Earth, SFU Galleries, Burnaby and Ambivalent Pleasures at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2016).

International group exhibitions include: the map is not the territory at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon (2019), Connective Tissue: New Approaches in Contemporary Fibre Art at MoCNA in Santa Fe, NM (2017), From The Belly of The Beast at Grace Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. (2017), If We Never Met, Pataka Art Museum, Porirua, New Zealand (2016).

Charlene Vickers graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (94), Simon Fraser University in Critical Studies of the Arts (98), MFA (2013).