This exhibition marked the exciting emergence of Susan A. Point as a major artist on the Northwest Coast. Susan Point’s striking and distinctive jewellery in precious metals to prints, painting and monumental pieces in wood and glass—has won worldwide acclaim. An innovator with a strong personal style, she like to express both ancestral concepts and contemporary concerns in new mediums such as glass and bronze, as well as the more traditional wood.
Point has immersed herself in the study of traditional art and culture. she says: “Coast Salish art is relatively unknown to most people today. I am trying to revive traditional Coast Salish art—and also attempting to educate the public to the fact that there was, and still is, another style of art indigenous to the Northwest Coast.”
Her freshness of vision, her inventive use of a variety of mediums and her talent for working on a large scale have led to many prestigious commissions.
March 14 - April 4, 2015
'Keewatin Women in Stone' celebrates the lives of two very different Nunavut artists from the Keewatin region north-west of the Hudsons Bay. Camille Iquilq (1963-2005) and Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok (1934-2012) are representative of two generations and very different upbringings. Lucy was born on the land and experienced the nomadic and traditional way of life before settling in Arviat, whereas Camille was born and raised within the relative comfort of the community of Baker Lake. The collection is a selection of at least 30 stone sculptures from each artist, with pieces ranging from the early 1990s forward. The exhibition contrasts their individual styles yet highlights the same shared values with relationships and the strong bonds within the family.
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