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Ekpahak

Where the Tide Ends/Où la Marée Aboutit

by Terry Graff & Alan Syliboy

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native american, essays & travelogues, canadian, regional
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Photography, sculpture, woven work, folk art, painting, found art, and more.

When Terry Graff and Alan Syliboy decided to investigate contemporary First Nations art in New Brunswick, they set out on a road trip. They visited the Mi’kmaq Nation communities and Wolastoqey Nation communities. The result was an exhibition and a book, a journal that captured the essence of the road trip through Graff’s words and Syliboy’s magnificent photographs.

The book captures their high-octane meeting with heavy metal musician Eric Miller; Robert Pictou’s model boats and surprising works of art; their poignant visit with John Seca Labillois, who conjured a drum from the trunk of a 600-year-old tree; Peter Augustine’s collection of antlers; the sacred site of the Sundance ceremony at Big Cove; and the story of the Brooks family’s efforts to repatriate the 200-year-old Grandfather Akwiten canoe. Ekpahak brings together a synthesis of cultural traditions and artistic practise that today serves as expressions of self-determination.

Photographie, sculpture, travail tissé, art populaire, peinture, art trouvé, et d’autant plus.

Lorsque Terry Graff et Alan Syliboy ont décidé d'enquêter sur l'art contemporain des Premières nations au Nouveau-Brunswick, ils ont entrepris un voyage sur la route. Ils ont visité les communautés de la nation Mi’kmaq et les communautés de la nation Wolastoqey. Le résultat a été une exposition et un livre, un journal qui a capturé l'essence du voyage sur la route à travers les mots de Graff et les magnifiques photographies de Syliboy.

Le livre capture leur rencontre à haut indice d'octane avec le musicien de heavy metal Eric Miller ; les maquettes de bateaux et les œuvres d'art surprenantes de Robert Pictou ; leur visite poignante avec John Seca Labillois, qui a évoqué un tambour du tronc d'un arbre vieux de 600 ans ; la collection de bois de Peter Augustine ; le site sacré de la cérémonie de Sundance à Big Cove ; et l'histoire des efforts de la famille Brooks pour rapatrier le canoë Akwiten, vieux de 200 ans. Ekpahak offre une synthèse des traditions culturelles et des pratiques artistiques qui servent aujourd'hui d’expressions d’autodétermination.

About the Authors
Terry Graff is a visual artist, curator, and writer. He has served as Director and Chief Curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. His art work has toured internationally and is included in many private and public collections.
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Alan Syliboy lives in Millbrook, Nova Scotia. Since the mid 1970s his paintings, drawings and design work have been recognized as a unique contribution to Canadian cultural life. In 2002, Syliboy was recipient of The Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal for artistic achievement.

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