Quarto 3: Billy-Ray Belcourt & Charlene Vickers
Billy-Ray Belcourt and Charlene Vickers
I Am Constantly Astonished
Offset lithograph on acid-free vellum
35.56 cm x 45.72 cm (unfolded)
Numbered edition of 100
Please note the edition comes unframed. Order a framed Quarto Edition here until December 16, 2022.
A collaboration of image and text, Billy-Ray Belcourt and Charlene Vickers’s I Am Constantly Astonished encompasses a series of enigmatic and quotidian statements of resistance and survivance. Their art and writing act as beacons to illuminate, shield, delineate, protect, expose seams, bring together, heal, align, situate commonalities, and evoke futurity.
Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation in northwest Alberta. He lives in Vancouver, where he is an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Writing at UBC. His books are This Wound is a World, NDN Coping Mechanisms, A History of My Brief Body, and A Minor Chorus.
Charlene Vickers is a multidisciplinary urban Anishinabe Kwe artist based in Vancouver, BC. Her painting, sculpture, and performance practice focuses on colour, healing, land, Indigenous presence, and embodied connection to her birthplace. She is also a bass player and art educator. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at NADA, New York; USask Art Galleries, Saskatoon; and the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.