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.
May 30 - June 20, 2015
The Spirit Wrestler Gallery is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Exhibition of the students and instructors of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art (Northwest Community College, Terrace, BC). The gallery is proud to have hosted this exhibition every year since the school’s inception and to offer the students a venue to have their work seen by an international audience. This year will also include the work of Dean Heron and Latham Mack, who were, as students, featured in previous exhibitions but are now instructors at the school, as well as being working artists. Dean Heron is also the recipient of one of the YVR Mid Career Artist Award for 2015.
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