48 Portraits

acrylic on mylar on wood panel

5.5 x 7 inches each, 60 x 68 inches

Claire Adams - Silent Screen Actress

Evelyn Luella Moore Ames - Home Economist

J.H. Ashdown - Businessman, "Merchant Prince of Winnipeg"

Gail Asper - Spearheaded Canadian Museum of Human Rights

Izzy Asper - Lawyer, Media Magnate

Adam Beach - Actor

Rachel Brown - Founder, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers

Tyler Brule - Journalist, Founder, Wallpaper and Monocle

Minnie J. Campbell - Social Activist

Ruth Jacobs Cohen Collie - Writer

Roseanna Deerchild - Writer, Radio Host

Deanna Durbin - Actress

Marcel Dzama - Artist

Ivan Eyre - Artist

Lionel Lemoine Fitzgerald - Artist, Group of Seven

Nahanni Fontaine - Political Activist

Etienne Gaboury - Architect

Monty Hall - Game Show Host

General Ray Henault - Head, NATO

Franz Johnston - Artist, Group of Seven

Guy Gavriel Kay - Author

Phil Kives - Businessman, K-Tel

Wanda Koop - Artist

Chantal Kreviaczuk - Singer, Songwriter

Margaret Laurence - Novelist

Ken Leishman - Mastermind, largest gold theft in Canadian history

Dorothy Livesay - Poet

Guy Maddin - Filmmaker

Marshall MacLuhan - Philosopher

John A. MacAulay - Lawyer, Businessman

Nellie McLung - Feminist, Activist

Leo Moll -Sculptor

Kent Monkman - Artist

Sylvia Ostry - Economist

James Richardson Sr. - Businessman

Gabriel Roy - Author

Gerry Schwartz -Businessman

Carol Shields - Author

Senator Murray Sinclair -

Chair, Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Mira Spivak -  Politician

David Steinberg - Comedian, Producer

Gail Stephenson - Businesswoman

Sir William Stephenson - Spy

Eva Stubbs - Artist

Margaret Stovell MacWilliams - Feminist, Historian, Author

Susan Thomson - Former Mayor of Winnipeg

Lillian BenyonThomas - Journalist

Kim Wheeler -  Writer, Radio Producer

48 Portraits was inspired by Gerhard Richter’s 48 Portraits of white European men of historic and cultural interest painted for the German pavilion of the 1972 Venice Biennale, and Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein’s reply 20 years later of 48 women. For her solo exhibition Something About Winnipeg, Freeman’s version expands that conversation to equal numbers of female and male figures, all Winnipeg connected, some known, some less-known, and some of aboriginal heritage, in an attempt to level the playing field and address issues of rights and equality. (Scroll down to see all)

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