Mi’kmaq artist mixes politics, pop culture

An artist who mixes Mi’kmaq tradition with politics and pop culture will be speaking on Wednesday at Red Deer College.

An artist who mixes Mi’kmaq tradition with politics and pop culture will be speaking on Wednesday at Red Deer College.

Jordan Bennett, a multi-disciplinary artist from Newfoundland who now lives in Edmonton, will be talking about his sculptural works and paintings at 7 p.m. at the Margaret Parsons Theatre.

Bennett, who strives to push boundaries and “play” with contemporary culture, is the first indigenous artist-in-residence at the University of Alberta.

His visual and performance art is derived from a combination of traditional and popular culture, politics and new media.

Bennett has shown his works extensively at galleries across Canada, as well as at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City.

Everyone is welcome to attend the talk, which is part of the RDC Visiting Lecture Series.