EVIN COLLIS |
New History Paintings - Rupertsland Ruckus

Rupertsland Ruckus is a collection of large scale contemporary history paintings that explore the enduring impact of the legacies wrought through colonization, expansionism and industrialization in Manitoba. The work is focused on a reinterpretation and amalgamation of these stories with varying contemporary perspectives of Canadian history and identity. The reconstructed histories are interwoven with satire, folklore, classical allegory and social commentary to question how society collects, qualifies and represents history.

2013. Studio shot

 

 

 

I gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council for the realization of this project.