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Chippewa artist inspired by Idle No More opens storefront in Toronto


Jay Soule, also known as Chippewar, has opened a studio storefront in Toronto where he sells his line of clothing and politically-charged pop art made Indigenous. (Rhiannon Johnson/CBC)

Jay Soule creates silkscreen-printed clothing with politically-charged pop art

By Rhiannon Johnson, CBC News, Dec 16, 2017

Multimedia artist Jay Soule, who uses the pseudonym Chippewar, has just opened a store front, studio and tattoo parlour all in one in Toronto.

The shop, Chippewar Nation on Queen Street West, is lined with Soule’s paintings as well as silkscreen-printed clothing that re-purposes the images from his paintings. Read the rest of this entry

Forget statues — this artist is confronting historic figures on our money

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‘Not So Funny Money’ stickers by Jay Soule, a.k.a Chippewar, puts a critical spin on Canadian currency. (Chippewar)

‘It’s 100 per cent about being honest about history.’

by Christa Couture, August 24, 2017

The artwork of Jay Soule, a.k.a Chippewar, can be found in conventional art galleries — but also painted on concrete, stuck to lamp posts and tattooed on people’s skin.

This summer, Soule, from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Ont., has a new grassroots sticker project taking on the faces that adorn Canadian currency — a timely campaign, as monuments of problematic historical figures are being questioned both in Canada and south of the border. Read the rest of this entry