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

Halie Finney, The Ghosts of the Mink Make a Big Spirit (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the Artist.

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.

Curators

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. From 2012-2018 she was the first curator of the Founders’ Gallery at the Military Museums in Calgary, an academic appointment through the University of Calgary. Her primary area of research is politically and socially engaged art practice. Curatorial projects of note include TRENCH, a durational performance by Adrian Stimson; Felled Trees, an exhibition deconstructing national identity at Canada House, London; Gassed Redux by Adad Hannah; and the nationally touring retrospective The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal Schubert

Bios

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.

Location
Public spaces (Manning Hall)
Sponsors
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  • Art Gallery of Alberta

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 12-6pm
Wednesday: 12-6pm
Thursday: 12-8pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

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AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

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