Two works by Michael Belmore are currently on display at the AGO until March 21st. Find his works located on the second level in the Mary & Harry Jackman Gallery.
Anishinaabe artist Michael Belmore works primarily in sculpture. He employs a variety of materials, including wood, stone, and metals, and draws inspiration from his surroundings, exploring the dramatic effects of human activity on the landscape. Through his choice of subjects and materials, Belmore veers away from the capitalist view that nature is a commodity, something to be bought and sold.
The two works on display exemplify key themes in Belmore’s practice: Anishinaabe identity, and the impact of North American settlers on the earth and its non-human inhabitants.
On now till March 21st - check it out!
Pictured, “Édifice” (2019), River boulders, copper. “Breadth” (2014), Raku fired clay, copper leaf.