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"Ron Noganosh: It Take Time"
2001-05-23 until 2001-09-02
MacKenzie Art Gallery
Ron Noganosh: It Takes Time brings together a selection of nineteen works produced over the
last two decades. Central to Ron Noganosh’s art production are the complex and intertwined
issues faced by contemporary Native communities: territory, environment, natural resources,
culture, identity, community, health, technology and self-governance. Just as central is the
awareness that these issues are shared by communities around the world, that the local and the
global are inseparable.
Born in 1949 in Magnetawan, Ontario, Ron Noganosh is an Ojibway artist who lives and works
in Ottawa. Noganosh studied Graphic Design at George Brown College in Toronto, and Fine Arts
at the University of Ottawa. His work has been included in numerous important exhibitions in
Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan and the United States. It is
found in many private collections in Canada and abroad, as well as in the public collections of
the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Ottawa Art Gallery, Woodland Cultural Centre,
Brantford, Ontario, and the Indian Art Centre in Ottawa.
In his work, using criticism, wit and humour, Ron Noganosh has succeeded in dealing with
pressing contemporary issues, issues which are addressed by Native communities and individuals
and which contribute to larger global dicourses.