Critical Writing Index

Road Warrior: Terrance Houle Riffs on First Nations History

by Murray Whyte

Canadian Art, Fall 2011, v. 28, no. 3, pp. 144-149

Murray Whyte gives a positive critique on the various works created by First Nations artist, Terrance Houle. Whyte pays particular attention to Houle's most recent works that focus on performance, video and installation, specifically Iinniiwahkiimah: Buffalo Hunter and All For You. Although Houle is amongst a great deal of talented First Nations artists in Canada, Whyte warrants his work as being on the forefront. Houle continues to tackle the tensions between First Nations culture and the contemporary Canadian mainstream, but continues to do so with humor and an optimistic perspective.

(Key Words: Aboriginal art, performance, video, photography, colonialism)

ITEM 2011.074 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Iinniiwahkiimah: Buffalo HunterTerrance Houle

PortageTerrance Houle

Urban IndianTerrance Houle

LandscapeTerrance Houle

All For YouTerrance Houle

Paper Bag Indian PrincessTerrance Houle

Prototype for New UnderstandingBrian Jungen

Sick and TiredAdrian Stimson

Rebecca Belmore

FountainJames Luna

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