Transporters: Contemporary Salish Art
This exhibition was in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts and featured the work of ten Salish artists from Southwest British Columbia and Washington State in a cross-section of ideas and images that express new and long-held Salish visions and stories of the land, and post-colonial critiques of cultural appropriation. Some artists in the exhibition have transported classical Salish design principles into the present, while others claim unexplored visual territory with their work and aspire to bring about new understandings of Salish thought and visual language. The common departure point is their honour and respect for their predecessors, while engaging in innovative uses of materials, techniques and intellectual strategies that act as sites of both resistance and potential.
Curated by Andrea N. Walsh, PhD and Cathi Charles Wherry