*Featured image: Ted to Dazaunggee: A Dialogue in Image, 2019, Ted Fullerton and Dazaunggee, Oil on Wood (2 Panels), 60″ x 40″ per panel
Together in Spirit: Dialogue in Image
Dazaunggee and Ted Fullerton
October 1 – November 19, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday October 1, 2022 | 1:00-3:00pm
Artists Ted Fullerton and Dazaungee befriended each other in the early nineties based on their mutual respect and shared work in the arts. In 2018, the artists met again after years apart. Naturally conversing on themes such as colonial domination, oppression, aesthetic sensibilities, as well as their personal life experiences, the artists decided to continue their conversation in visual form.
Each artist creates a statement in painting for the other, who responds reciprocally. In Together in Spirit: Dialogue in Image, pairs of paintings meet in truthful conversation and confession with each other. The gallery serves as a safe space for ongoing discussion of honest and perhaps controversial topics at this current juncture in Canadian History: Original people, spirituality, expropriation of Indigenous land, cultural identity, shame, and language, and more. Through visual creation is an ongoing exploration and declaration for reconciliation.
Join us for the opening reception of Together in Spirit: Dialogue in Image on Saturday October 1 from 1 – 3 pm.
As an aboriginal man, Dazaunggee feels the need to shed the image that was taught to him as a child – that he was undesirable, shameful, unworthy. As he expresses himself, he heals himself; the inner voice and the inner eye clear and open for the energy of the image to move through him from “the great house of invention”.
Ted Fullerton is a Canadian artist working in painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. He has achieved awards in all four media. An on-going effort within his practice has been to symbolically confront social issues or situations where a pictorial language exemplifies an acceptance while also questioning and addressing truths, falsehoods, or generalizations around and of human existence.