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Halie Finney: The Ghosts of the Mink Make a Big Spirit

Smoke can be a threat, a sign of danger or impending doom, or a happy signal that you can follow as it rises up on a summer evening to find friends and family gathered together. Smoke is sticky; it lingers in hair and on clothes and can hold memories, both good and bad or a mix of both. For Halie Finney smoke has become a metaphor for grieving and the celebration of someone’s life. This hybrid of smoke and spirit conjures childhood memories and represents the space that a body leaves behind.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Lindsey Sharman. Presented by Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power Corporation.


Lindsey V. Sharman is Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. She has studied Art History and Curating in Canada, England, Switzerland and Austria, earning degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of the Arts, Zurich.


Halie Finney is an emerging Metis artist currently based in Edmonton, Alberta. She received her degree from the Alberta University of Art and Design in 2017 where she majored in drawing, she also graduated from MacEwan University in 2014 with a diploma in fine arts.

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