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Compelling Art with Daphne Odjig 03/11

Braved blizzard conditions in northern British Columbia for a very special weekend filming Daphne Odjig, one of Canada's most celebrated Aboriginal painters and printmakers and the driving force behing the Indian Group of Seven. Three of her works have been selected by Canada Post as artwork for a new postage stamp series. Mixing traditional Aboriginal styles and imagery with Cubist and Surrealist influences, Odjig's work is defined by curving contours, strong outlining, overlapping shapes and an unsurpassed sense of color. Her work has addressed issues of colonization, the displacement of Aboriginal peoples, and the status of Aboriginal women and children, bringing Aboriginal political issues to the forefront of contemporary art practices and theory. It was her last official interview to be granted.

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