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ArtsCultureSculpture13TuesdayFebruary52013OurfamilywouldliketoexpressoursinceregratitudeforyourhelpandsupportduringthelossofoursisterOlgaBrunoMansbridge.YourgenerositycompassionkindnessandcomfortinghugsFromAgnesDeloresLawrenceDouglasandDennis.Mahsichofromthebottomofourhearts.MaytheAngelswatchoveryouallandGodblesseachofyou.ANANGELGONEHOMEByRENEFRANCOEURWhenYellowknife-basedartistMarcusJacksonwantedtostartaconversationabouthuntinghebeganbycre-atingsculp-turesandprintmaking.Threeyearslaterhissoloex-hibitionAnimalMatterisshowingforthersttimeatFortSimpsonsOpenSkyGallerytheonlyartist-rungalleryintheNWT.TheonemessageIwanttogetacrossisforpeopletoknowthattherootwordofanimalisanimamean-ingspiritJackson38toldTheJournal.Iwantpeopletorememberthatforeverygoose-downjacketandcoy-ote-linedhoodtheyownitusedtobeasinglebeingwithafamily.AnimalMatterfeatures16printsmanydepictinghunt-ingsceneswithwhitesten-cil-likeetchingsofanimalsagainstdarkblurredback-grounds.TheexhibitalsoshowcasesthreeofJacksonsartbooksandahandfuloflargesculptures.Iaminterestedinexploringhuntingcultureandinparticularhowthehunterrelatestothehuntedthepredatortothepreyhesaid.Heincorporatesrawmate-rialsinhisartsuchassinewandfur.Itryandcombinenatu-ralmaterialsandman-madematerialsbecausethatiswhattheclashisallabouthesaid.Theclashiseitheraboutususinganimalsmanufacturingthemandturningthemintoacom-modityoraboutourde-velopmentimpactingtheirlandscape...Lookatminingreclamationproblemsorhowmanycar-ibouhavestarvedtodeathalongtheCanolTrailafterbecomingtrappedinwiresinourgarbage.JacksonsfavouritepiecesincludethesculpturesHeartofaBoy-anestsuspendedbetweenantlers-andTheFigureashapewrappedingauzeandthencladinbuffalopositionedinacrucifix.LynneCanneydirectorofOpenSkysaidAnimalMat-teristhetypeofexhibitthatreallydrawspeoplein.Asteadynumberoffourtovevisitorsstrollthroughtheexhibiteverydayshesaid.NewartexhibittakesadifferentlookathuntingThecontentisveryrel-evanttoasmallNortherncommunitywherealotofhuntingisstillpracticedCanneysaid.Iknowtheartistexpectssomepeopletodislikethecontentbutthefeedbacksofarhasbeenreallypositiveandpeoplewanttotalkaboutitaftertheyseeit.EspeciallythesculpturetitledTheEasternCoyoteCanneynoted.Itsamechanicalcoyotemadewithsteelfurleatheranditmovesshesaid.JacksonwhosaidhesbeenanartistforaslongashecanrememberhopestobringtheexhibittoYel-lowknifeoncehesecuresgalleryspace.Healsocur-rentlyhasapieceondis-playinthegroupexhibitBoxedInatTheRoomsProvin-cialGalleryinStJohnsNewfoundland.JacksonisworkingonanewsetofprintsandwillexhibitaseriesofwinterphotographsthisNovem-berattheGalleryon47thinYellowknife.AnimalMatteropenedJan.11andisondisplayinFortSimpsonuntilFeb.22.