RECORD (RE)CREATE: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection

About the travelling exhibition:

Jane Marston, Charles Elliott, Susan Point, Stan Greene, Andy Everson, Chris Paul, lessLIE, Maynard Johnny Jr., Angela Marston, Luke Marston, John Marston, Thomas Cannell, Kelly Cannell, Dylan Thomas

Record, (Re)create: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection showcases a selection of works by artists of Coast Salish ancestry from the Salish Weave Collection privately held in British Columbia. The fourteen artists featured are frequently unified as Coast Salish, but they are representatives of a number of distinct First Nations that span the southern coast of British Columbia, and extend into Washington and Oregon. The common term “Coast Salish” is in fact a designation initiated by anthropologists and linguists to classify a widely distributed group of coastal Indigenous Peoples who speak related languages, share social commonalities, and interconnected histories.

The artists in Record, (Re)create represent multiple generations and voices and work in a range of media such as carving, painting, serigraphy, glass, hide, metal, and cedar-bark weaving. This diversity of materials and approaches is employed  in the artists’ negotiations between traditional and contemporary aesthetics. To record history and recreate form is central to the reimagining of culture through art.

Image: Susan Point, Salish Path, 2010, Serigraph, 38 x 28.5″

Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Curated by Toby Lawrence

To purchase a copy of the catalogue, please inquire at ABC Art Books

Associated Artist(s): Kelly Cannell, Thomas A. Cannell, Charles Elliott, Andy Everson, Stan Greene, Maynard Johnny Jr., lessLIE, Angela Marston, Jane Marston, John Marston, Luke Marston, Chris Paul, Susan A. Point, Dylan Thomas