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Jeff Thomas, Mediating Violence Offsite Public Art Project

Jeff Thomas, Mediating Violence Offsite Public Art Project. 2002

In partnership with AKA, this exhibition of works were displayed in media-driven venues around Saskatoon. These venues included street ads, newspaper or magazine ads,  television spots or bus shelters. The theme of the exhibition surrounds violence and the effect it has on our communities.  The project approaches the notion of The Media as venue of cultural change, not simply a reflection of it.  Jeff Thomas was asked to participate in this project and the images shown are his.  He is a photographer and muli-media artist based out of Ottawa.  He uses photography as a tool to confront and change stereotypical images of First Nations people. He examined contemporary Indian identity from the perspective of an insider, juxtaposing his own current images to the historical representations that have helped to create the stereotypes if First Nations People.

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