June 18, 2017

Kent Monkman Confronts History

Galleries West
June 18, 2017
Paul Gessell

Miss Chief Eagle Testickle usually struts across Kent Monkman’s canvases in her spike heels fearlessly battling – and ravishing – cowboys, settlers and Mounties. Monkman’s campy, cross-dressing alter ego has been given additional duties for the Toronto artist’s travelling exhibition, Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, on view at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum until Sept. 10. Miss Chief is the exhibition narrator and snippets from her “memoirs” are posted on gallery walls.

To read the entire piece, please open the pdf listed below.

Image Credit:
Kent Monkman
The Daddies, 2016
Acrylic on canvas –  60″ x 112.5″
Private Collection