Billy Gauthier, Northern Frigidaire Diet, serpentine, antler (moose and caribou), horn (muskox), slate, 2012, photo: Photo courtesy of Spirit Wrestler Gallery
Billy Gauthier: Beyond Bone
The Rooms is honored to host the first solo exhibition by Billy Gauthier in his home province. Gauthier is an artist and activist of Inuit and Métis ancestry whose inspiration comes directly from an intimate connection with the land and culture of his home in North West River, Labrador. For decades, Gauthier has developed his artistic practice into a complex, detailed, and vibrantly dynamic body of work. His sculptures are characterized by his attention to detail and an ability to illustrate stories. In telling these stories, Gauthier has become a vocal protector of the environment and whole-heartedly advocates for its conservation alongside traditional Inuit practices.
Curatorial Advisors: Heather Igloliorte, Darryn Doull