Union Gallery Vitrine Project
The Union Gallery presents its newest edition of the Vitrine Project:
Tanya Lukin Linklater: The Harvest Sturdies and A Girl
Curated by Magdalyn Asimakis | On view beginning December 9, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Tanya Lukin Linklater’s text practice engages with poetry, pedagogies, Indigenous conceptual space, languages, and institutions. The Harvest Sturdies and A Girl are meticulous visual compositions that consider strategies and potentials of exceeding structures while dealing directly with contemporary political issues around gender and Indigenous spaces. Lukin Linklater’s interest in structural critique and pedagogy are also the interests of the curator, and the Union Gallery Vitrine is a compelling space in which to explore these themes. The vitrine as a western display concept is largely unquestioned in museums despite having a relationship of tension with objects tied to histories of colonization. It is generative to explore these contradictions. The unconventional design of the Union Gallery Vitrine gestures to both the art gallery and the library. This duality is reflected in Lukin Linklater’s exploration of text and visual art, institution and critique, and pedagogy and alternative structure.