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Shelley Niro: Outside the Columns

Nov 29 - Jan 26 2008

UB Art Gallery

Shelley Niro: Outside the Columns features the film and photographic work of internationally renowned artist Shelley Niro, Mohawk from the Six Nations. Work selected for this exhibition facilitates a dialogue concerning North American native issues, including sovereignty, representation, and cultural tenacity beyond the grand narrative of the colonizer and the colonized. The exhibition premiered Niro’s latest short film, Hunger, 2007.

Shelley Niro, born in1954 in Niagara Falls, New York, is a Mohawk from the Six Nations Reserve. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, and a Bachelors degree in fine art, painting, and sculpture form the Ontario College of Art. Niro has received wide acclaim for her film and photography work, which uses satirical humor to address pertinent issues faced by contemporary Native North American society.

Niro will give a talk on Monday, November 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in 112 Center for the Arts. There will also be a film screening at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center on Thursday, January 24 at 8 pm.

Guest curated by Sherry Corcoran as part of her art history thesis for the Department of Visual Studies.

Brochure available with essay by Sherry Corcoran.

Lecture is made possible by the Margaret Fox Naughton Endowment of the UB Department of Visual Studies.