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M: Stories of Women

Shelly Niro

Curated By: Sally Frater

January 11 - February 23, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11

M: Stories of Women is a series of 12 large-scale digital photomontages. The imagery incorporates elements of portraiture, myth and irony to contest prevailing stereotypes. Niro began the series with the legend of Skywoman, as she felt that the heroine’s predicament was not so different from the experiences of her contemporary counterparts. Based in Brantford, Ontario, Shelley Niro (MFA) is a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Mohawk, Turtle Clan. An internationally renowned multi-media artist and filmmaker, Niro is the first laureate of the Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award. Click here for more information.