Record, (Re)create: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection
Record, (Re)create: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection showcases a selection of works by fourteen artists of Coast Salish ancestry from the Salish Weave Collection, a private art collection held in British Columbia. As examples of a diverse range of traditional and contemporary media and techniques, the works in this exhibition effectively negotiate the interrelationality of the traditional and the contemporary, to record history, to recreate form, and to create new works that simultaneously uphold the relevance of history and communicate the importance of change in the contemporary world.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue that includes an introduction by exhibition curator Toby Lawrence, artists’ biographies, and essays by Coast Salish artist lessLIE and Alaska-born art historian India Young that provide critical and historical contextualization to the artworks in this exhibition, and importantly expand on the discourse surrounding Coast Salish art past, present, and future.
Kelly Cannell, Thomas Cannell, Charles Elliott, Andy Everson, Stan Greene, Maynard Johnny Jr., lessLIE, Angela Marston, Jane Marston, John Marston, Luke Marston, Chris Paul, Susan Point, and Dylan Thomas
Curated by Toby Lawrence
Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
The Reach gallery (Abbotsford, BC) presented Record, (Re)create from July 7, 2014 to September 7, 2014 in the Great Hall. See photographs of this exhibition under Exhibit Photography.
Record, (Re)create was presented at the Nanaimo Art Gallery (Vancouver Island University campus, Nanaimo, BC) from January 9, 2015 to April 12, 2015. See photographs of the exhibition under Exhibit Photography.
The Comox Valley Art Gallery (Comox, BC) presented Record, (Re)create from June 20, 2015 to September 5, 2015.
Salish Weave commissioned Ashley Marston to produce a video of Record, (Re)create. Photographies by Janet Dwyer are accompanied by Coast Salish songwriter and singer Suliquye (Buffy David). Click here to watch the video.