There are only two weeks left to view visual art exhibition Benjamin Chee Chee: Life and Legacy, on display at the Art Gallery of Sudbury until Nov. 18.
Benjamin Chee Chee (March 26, 1944 – March 14, 1977) was an artists from Temagami First Nation who first exhibited his art work at the Nicholas Art Gallery in Ottawa in 1973.
The Art Gallery of Sudbury has had the honour of exhibiting not only some of his most iconic paintings, but also his vibrant abstract pieces. Benjamin Chee Chee: Life and Legacy gives viewers the chance to experience these pieces along with personal perspectives from Chee Chee’s close friends.
“Ben spent Christmas at Bear Island and came back to Ottawa on January 4, 1977. He called me from his room at the Alexandra Hotel wanting to show me his newest project. With great excitement, he unwrapped his latest prototype drawing for a new edition of silk screened prints which he called Family Series. Completing them at Bear Island, he carried them as he rode on the back of a ski-doo to Temagami.” – Ernie Bies, from the exhibition catalogue Benjamin Chee Chee: Life and Legacy
Stop by the Art Gallery of Sudbury on Friday November 16th at noon for an in depth tour of the exhibition
“Wonderful exhibition showcasing the diversity of Chee Chee’s work. So well curated and thoughtfully presented! Thank you!” – Lauren Peirce
The Art Gallery of Sudbury is located at 251 John St. The Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.
Benjamin Chee Chee
Reproduced courtesy of Guy Mattar,
Administrator of the Estate of Benjamin Chee Chee
Loaned courtesy of Claudette Larocque