WALLY DION

skodenstoodis

May 13 - August 26, 2022


College Art Galleries

curator, Leah Taylor


Wally Dion's major solo exhibition, skodenstoodis, focuses on new and recent artworks, including large-scale, site-specific neon sculpture, recent painting and drawing, and a selection of circuit board
assemblages. skodenstoodis addresses broad social concepts relating to Indigenous mobility and
empowerment, recognized through cultural, economic, and political powers. Dion's use of image and materiality addresses time and tradition through a contemporary framework.


Wally Dion, evening star, morning star, 2019, circuit boards, auto paint, steel wire, steel tube. SK Arts Permanent Collection. Photo credit: KT Kanazawich.
Wally Dion in his studio with red braids, 2022. Photographic image courtesy of the artist. 

About

Dion lives and works in Binghamton, New York. He is a member of Yellow Quill First Nation (Saulteaux). He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan.