‘The Friction of Distance’, CONTACT Gallery, Toronto

Posted on Jan 1, 2012

Thursday, January 19 to Thursday, March 8, 2012
Opening: Thursday, January 19, 6-9pm

A CONTACT 2011 Portfolio Reviews Award Exhibition

The CONTACT Gallery
80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 310
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2J4

“The reserves of the In-SHUCK-ch Nation are scattered along both sides of British Columbia’s Lillooet River in an expanse of traditional territory stretching 100km north and south between the towns of Pemberton and Harrison Lake. Like many of Canada’s indigenous communities, these settlements exist in isolation; poverty is rampant and infrastructure dearly lacking, and with limited access to health and education resources, the communities of the Lillooet River Valley can be seen to represent a continuation of what has too often been referred to as the “Indian Problem.” This series illustrates Taggart’s ongoing commitment to document and raise awareness of the socio-economic challenges facing Canada’s First Nations communities.”