22 May 2021
Ts̱ēmā will show a short film and give a talk about her practice. She is the creator of this year’s Gattuso Edition What is Left, produced in support of the Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction.
What is Left is a cluster of Canada’s now-defunct 1¢ copper coins, melted to their core material—and burnished by hand. Resembling naturally occurring copper nuggets, the transformation of the metal to its natural state and away from its use as a colonial currency reconnects the ore to its source in the land.
The Gattuso Edition is generously supported by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.
What is Left
2 × 3 × 2”
Edition of 50 +2AP, varied
Ts̱ēmā is an interdisciplinary artist and a member of the Tahltan First Nation. She uses potlatch methodology to create conceptual artwork and teachings influenced by her mentorship in Northwest Coast formline design at K’saan (2005-06), her studies in visual culture, and her lived experiences in the mountains. She has degrees from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and OCAD University, and has exhibited and performed in varied contexts in Canada including the 2016 and 2018 Montreal Contemporary Native Art Biennial, as well as internationally in Chile, Mexico, Sweden and the USA. *Ts̱ēmā * was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2020.