Continuum: Vision and Creativity on the Northwest Coast is an exhibition of commissioned artwork from 23 emerging and mid-career artists from as far north as Sitka, Alaska, along the coast of British Columbia from Masset, Bella Bella, Sechelt, Victoria, and Vancouver, and south to Washington State.
The artists in the exhibition are: Sonny Assu, John Brent Bennett, Hollie Bartlett, Kelly Cannell, Mike Dangeli, Nicholas Galanin, Philip Gray, Dean Hunt, Shawn Hunt, Aaron Nelson-Moody, Marianne Nicolson, Corey Moraes, Shaun Peterson, Krista Point, Ian Reid, Teri Rofkar, Tanis S’eiltin, Moy Sutherland, Jay Simeon, Carrie Ann Vanderhoop, Dan Wallace, William Wasden Jr., and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas.
The artworks incorporate a wide range of mediums: printmaking, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, jewelry, textiles, carving and an installation.
The exhibition sets out to reach new audiences, and to explore and shift current dialogue addressing Aboriginal art on the Northwest Coast by informing both connections and separations between traditional and contemporary practices, as defined through medium, style, design and market demand, among other areas.
The exhibition is accompanied by unique pre-exhibition programming that positions artists within each of their specific sense of place or community to further questions addressing traditional and contemporary elements of practice. Artist in residencies and forums are taking place with three dialogue partners: the 'Ksan Museum in Hazelton, the Haida Gwaii Museum in Skidegate, and the U'mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay.
A fully illustrated colour catalogue is available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
June 20, 2009 to March 28, 2010