Text by Gerald McMaster and Ryan Rice. Edited by Stephen Foster.
Jason Baerg is a registered member of the Métis Nations of Ontario and serves his community as an Indigenous activist, curator, designer, educator, and visual artist.
Featuring texts by Marcus Miller, Stephen Foster, Ryan Rice, and Dr. Gerald McMaster, this publication catalogues Tawâskweyâw / A Path or Gap Among the Trees, a touring survey exhibition of works by Jason Baerg. During the past twenty-five years, Baerg’s work has investigated community, ritual, urban migration, Cree cosmology, native relationality, survivance, an indigenized anthropocene, language revitalization, and Indigenous futurisms. Between interactive immersive generative media projection pieces and laser cut painting installations, Baerg’s approach to drawing and painting, has, as Stephen Foster writes in the publication’s Introduction, “important and significant political positioning as it seeks to transform an art system and generate space for a new generation of contemporary Indigenous artists”.