Endorsed by Curators:
Julie Vincent and Jason Lawrence present INDIAN. RELAY.
Collectively known as J&J Lawrence Photography, Julie and Jason were introduced to the original extreme sport of Indian Relay by Steven Wolf Tail. After attending two local races, J&J had developed a strong connection to Wolf Tail, a skilled, intense rider, and his family. With the support of the Canadian Indian Relay Racing Association (CIRRA), J&J followed the races for two seasons (2018 and 2019) across southern Alberta and to the first international championships in Walla Walla, Washington in September 2018.
This exhibition provides an intimate look at the relay, the Wolf Tail family and their deep connection, and an up-close experience of the skill of the riders, and danger of this traditional, deeply-rooted extreme sport.
This is the second exhibition of this project in 2019; INDIAN. RELAY. was hosted by the Central Library during Indigenous Heritage Month in June and throughout July 2019.
The exhibition is located in The Peanut Gallery, lower level, Fluevog
The exhibition is open daily during store hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays - Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
This is Julie's ninth exhibition, and Jason's first, and their first joint show
Julie and Jason are award-winning events photographers. Jason is an Emmy-nominated sound and dialogue editor; Julie is a full-time events, real estate, architecture, and archival photographer. Both are Calgary natives.
This exhibition could not have happened without the support and collaboration of Steven Wolf Tail, Irvin and Wyonah Wolf Tail, and CIRRA.