Watch the Sun Turn to Gold, is a duo exhibition of works by Toronto-based artists Maria Hupfield (Anishinaabe-kwe of Wasauksing First Nation) and Jason Lujan (Chiricahua Apache and Mexican).
Watch the Sun Turn to Gold explores the artists and their endeavors in cosmopolitanism and communication systems. Maria Hupfield utilizes industrial grey felt – a neutral medium – as a contemporary vehicle for artistic liberation. Jason Lujan seeks communicative transparency in painting and sculpture to build relationships with the unfamiliar. In various media, both turn to the Sun to reflect and uncover new possibilities of expression and unity.
Most notable are that both artists represent themselves rather than their collective. They haven’t presented their work alongside one another since 2016. Since then, they cofounded and presented work under Native Art Department International, a collaborative project focusing on communications platforms beyond identity-based artwork.
A public reception will be held on October 14, 2022, from 7 – 10 pm at K Art Gallery. Both artists will be present for the opening. The exhibition will be on view from October 14 to December 9, 2022.