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Sébastien Aubin, infinitely combined, 2018, animation still, 1min. 20 sec.
Courtesy of the artist.



Sébastien Aubin: no brighter in the middle

February 26 - April 13, 2018
Reception: February 28, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

A six-month creative residency is meant to offer a fruitful time for growth and development for the artist. The exhibition, Sébastien Aubin: no brighter in the middle, presents a body of seven artworks Aubin produced while at the School of Art as Indigenous Designer in Residence since September 2017. Design activities are represented by a three-dimensional work that incorporates text set in the Cree syllabic font he created. Other works are based upon found objects: orphaned shoes collected from a garbage dump near his reserve, Opaskwayak Cree Nation; gloves donated for a wall work - gloves that will ultimately be redistributed through homeless shelters in Winnipeg. Additionally, Aubin has created an animated work with sound that will be projected during the exhibition.

Within his creative practices, Aubin employs a philosophy establishing partnerships with various groups.


Dialogic Workshops with Professor Norman Cornett

Dialogic workshop with the artworks
February 27, 2:30 - 4:30pm

Dialogic workshop with the artist
February 28, 1:00 - 3:00pm

February 28, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Artist Talk
Caroline Monnet
Date & time: TBA

Indigenous Designer in Residence

About the Artist
Sébastien Aubin has been Indigenous Designer in Residence at the School of Art since September 2017. He is a proud member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba. Having worked for some of the most prestigious design studios in Canada, Sébastien is currently a freelance graphic artist based in Montreal. He has designed publications for numerous artists, organizations, and art galleries in Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba, including Terrance Houle, KC Adams, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Carleton University Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. He is a founding member of the ITWÉ Collective, which is dedicated to researching, creating, and educating audiences about Indigenous digital culture. He is also part of the AM Collective, which creates works that revolve around the imagination to spark dialogue on subjects that relate to everyday life and emotion.