Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art announces its next major exhibition, Intangible, a collection of evocative and diverse Coast Salish works on display from September 13 – December 10, 2017. Influenced by ancestral teachings, six artists will reveal their contemporary creations – from vibrant blown-glass sculptures, and exquisite, copper jewelry, to experimental fibre textiles, and provocative multimedia works – as testament to the dynamic nature of Coast Salish culture and its transcending connections to history and place.
“The artistic traditions of the Coast Salish are diverse and driven by esoteric knowledge that is shared from one generation to the next, in continuous flux,” says Beth Carter, curator, Bill Reid Gallery. “Each artist featured at Intangible comes from a unique background. Some are primarily influenced by their respective lineages, while others have found inspiration from sources within and outside their immediate community. This fluidity of knowledge gathering opens the way for a wealth of new and exciting ideas to surface. As a result, the original works to be discovered by these emerging and established artists challenge pre-conceived notions of ‘Coast Salish art’, while referencing the techniques passed down for millennia.”
Intangible will feature previously crafted, as well as never-before-seen works from six trailblazing Coast Salish artists - Aaron Nelson-Moody (Tawx’sin Yexwulla), lessLIE (Leslie Sam), Marvin Oliver, Ostwelve (Ronnie Dean Harris),
Roxanne Charles, and Tracy Williams (Sesemiya)
Bill Reid Gallery presents: Intangible
Date: September 13 to December 10, 2017
Address: Bill Reid Gallery 639 Hornby St. Vancouver, BC, V6C 2G3