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'Another Way Home' Solo Exhibition by Michael Couchie





This Solo Exhibition celebrating five decades of artistic mastery will unveil the evolution and brilliance of the artist's practice, seamlessly blending traditional and digital techniques to craft a one-of-a-kind immersive experience for all!

This exhibition will be on view from May 24th- July 20th, 2024 in gallery II. 



" As an Anishnabe person there’s so much reflected in who I am in my work, but it’s not based on specific indigenous mythology. I am a digital and multimedia artist who works with a variety of mediums. The style of my most recent work is inspired by Woodlands aesthetic.

People have asked, “What do you think the audience sees when they look at your work?”

My art is about design, and what I’m doing with colour. The design has to look good to me. I tell people the design has to satisfy what I’m attempting at the time. It satisfies something within me, and to define and explain this can be difficult sometimes. My goal could change tomorrow or a year from now. It’s ever changing.

At the present time, I am drawing on a computer tablet and then manipulate the image with a computer software. As I go along, I am able  to control what I’m doing to a certain degree. I’s not happenstance; I know how my artwork will react to the manipulation of the software.

My process of creating is similar to a math problem. How do I put A and B together to make C?

Thinking abstractly drives me in my process, and sometimes I know what I am trying to achieve, but there is also a point in which I start drawing and I let it go from there.

I create art that excites me, sometimes people view my work and they’re not as excited as I am, but what I learned in the process of art making isn’t lost on me. It’s up to my audience to interpret and decide what thy think of the final product.

There are many possibilities working with the digital process. The artwork can be printed in a variety of formats and some as large as a billboard, but at the end of the day, I think my work is unique because it comes from inside myself.” - Michael Couchie

'Another Way Home' Solo Exhibition by Michael Couchie