Spirit Faces presents an outstanding collection of 75 masks, all in vivid colour, by 23 of the best First Nations artists working on the Northwest Coast today. These breathtakingly beautiful and powerful masks depict creatures (such as Eagle or Killer Whale), natural elements and forces (such as Moon or Weather), humans, and supernatural beings (such as Thunderbird or the Chief of the Undersea).
The introduction by Gary Wyatt outlines the place of art inside Northwest Coast societies and the place of Northwest Coast art in the outside art world. He also explains the importance, meaning and ceremonial use of masks. Each mask is accompanied by the artist’s own words describing its creation and meaning.
by Gary Wyatt
$ 28.95 CAD
$ 35.00 CAD
$ 175.00 CAD
Gary Wyatt has been a co-owner of the Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver since 1995, before which he was curator of the Northwest Coast collection at the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver. His new book Seekers and Travellers: Contemporary Art of the Pacific Northwest Coast will be available September 2012. His previous books, Spirit Faces and Mythic Beings, were published to critical acclaim.
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
47 Water Street
Canada V6B 1A1
Toll Free: 1-888-669-8813
3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.
Monday to Saturday, open 10-6
Sunday and Holidays, open 12-5
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