A voyaging presentation of works by observed Musqueam craftsman Susan Point will be exhibited at Surrey Art Gallery beginning Jan. 25.
Situated at Bear Creek Park, the office’s next element show is Spindle Whorl, a Vancouver Art Gallery-advanced assortment of 40 silkscreen prints and axle whorls.
Point is among Canada’s driving trend-setters in the fields of contemporary and Indigenous craftsmanship.
“She has pioneered the revitalization of Coast Salish art through her works in jewellery, sculpture, printmaking, public art, and more,” says an occasion warning from the exhibition. “Her artmaking celebrates the vibrancy of traditional Coast Salish culture, while firmly situating it within the present moment.”
Axle Whorl highlights screenprints created by the craftsman in the course of recent decades. Every one uses the theme of the shaft whorl, a little, round (typically wooden) plate customarily utilized by Coast Salish ladies to plan fleece that would be woven into articles of clothing and stately covers. “In her art, Point beautifully adapts the whorl as a vehicle for symbolic meaning, reinventing and adorning it with animals, the forces of nature, mythological creatures, and other, more abstract design elements,” clarifies the occasion discharge.
The Jan. 25 occasion incorporates a voyage through the display drove by Vancouver Art Gallery custodian Grant Arnold, beginning at 6:30 p.m. what’s more, trailed by a gathering at 7:30 p.m. Affirmation is free.
Afterward, Point will visit Surrey Art Gallery for a discussion on Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Likewise opening at the exhibition on Jan. 25 is Counting the Steps to the Sun, a grandstand of works by the late Don Li-Leger, a South Surrey-based craftsman and Surrey Civic Treasure grant victor who kicked the bucket last May. The show will offer benefactors an opportunity to see some of Li-Leger’s works of art and video.