Mike MacDonald

7 February 1991 - 9 March 1991
Opening Reception 7 February 1991 8pm

East Gallery:

The Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters is a multi-screen video installation aligning video monitors to replicate the contour of the Seven Sisters mountains of British Columbia. The visual footage documents the grandeur of the landscape and the tragic impact of clear cut logging on the region. The sound track of drums and healing songs sung by Mary Johnson sounds in the gallery as if echoing through the mountains. This work addresses the concerns of anyone interested in native people’s or environmental issues.

A resident of British Columbia, MacDonald is of Micmac ancestry. His work has been exhibited across Canada and the U.S. from the Vancouver Art Gallery to the Acid Rain Conference in Washington, D.C. and the Nuclear Free Pacific Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is his first exhibition in Toronto since 1979.