Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Keesic Douglas, KC Adams, Peter Morin and Suzanne Morrissette
Curated by Lisa Myers
April 27 to May 7, 2011
These artists reference or present foods in their artwork that function as personal markers of their histories, home, family and community, at the same time signaling and addressing the legacy of colonization and the global food system.
Cooked up and curated by Lisa Myers, MFA student in OCAD University's Criticism and Curatorial Practice program, Best Before represents her thesis research on the role of food in Aboriginal Art practice. As an artist, curator and chef, Myers investigates the complex issues raised when analyzing artworks addressing cultural agency and the encoding of food from Aboriginal perspectives. She relates the acculturation of so-called Aboriginal cuisine with artworks that unmask the lived experiences of a continuing colonial legacy where food sources play a key role.