Contemporary First Nations artists of the Northwest Coast have long been among the most dynamic, important artists working in North America. Their art is a visible manifestation of the extraordinary cultural explosion that has transformed First Nations life up and down the B.C. coast.
Through their own words and artwork, Ian Thom examines the career, working methods and philosophy of forty active artists, all of whom he has interviewed. Featured in Challenging Traditions are their works, often combining new materials and old traditions, as well as extensive passages from conversations with these established and up-and-coming artists from the Pacific Northwest Coast, including:
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Ian M. Thom is a senior curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Involved in Canadian art museums for more than thirty years, he has also held senior curatorial positions at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. In addition, he has organized more than one hundred exhibitions and written numerous articles and authored or co-authored several books, including Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn, Andy Warhol: Images, Gordon Smith: The Act of Painting, Art BC, E.J. Hughes, Takao Tanabe, B.C. Binning and Emily Carr.
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