"Raven and Moon Panel"
Susan A. Point, "Raven and Moon Panel," n/d, red cedar wood, 36" diameter.
Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Opens September 16, 2006
By Beverly Cramp
As part of Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery’s tenth anniversary celebration, internationally renowned Coast Salish artist Susan Point will be exhibiting four new works in the gallery’sTranscendence group show. The largest piece is a ten-foot-high carved cedar house post. The wooden sculpture depicts Salmon, one of the most significant icons of the Coast Salish people. Working in the Salish tradition, but with her own personal interpretation, Point has also contributed a second house post that represents a contemporary version of a traditional concept. Set on a stainless steel base, this glass sculpture depicts images of Eagle and Salmon and has a cedar bark rope that flows in the centre of the design. Point’s other works include a red cedar panel with a resin centre set in a red cedar halo. Other First Nations artists showing in Transcendence include Norman Tait, Christian White, Henry Green, Ron Telek and Isabel Rorick. The jewellery of Rick Adkins will also be introduced.
Represented by: Coastal Peoples Fine Arts, Vancouver; Spirit Wrestler, Vancouver; Stonington Art, Seattle.