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Sonny Assu

Sonny Assu, whose lineage traces back to Kwakwaka’wakw chiefs, is known for mash-ups of pop culture and Northwest Coast iconography. Thank goodness he chose art over law school. Read more

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Brendan Tang and Sonny Assu collaborate on an exploration of youth culture at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, B.C. Read more

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Dana Claxton, "Headdress," (2016)

Photo by Brandon Clarida.

This is the first major acquisition by the Art Bank in over two years, and features emerging and established Indigenous artists. The pieces were selected following consultations with members of the artistic community led by the Art Bank staff. Read more

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Geoffrey Farmer, installation view of "Look in my face; my name is Might-have-been; I am also called No-more, Too-late, Farewell", 2010–

Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist, VAG 2015.26.1, Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Art Gallery has announced significant recent acquisitions for its expanding collection. Read more

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What does Northwest coast First Nations art tradition look like today in an age of technology change and the influence of new media, new music and an explosion of fresh, contemporary expression? Read more

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"The Bureaucrat"

Courtesy the artist and Equinox Gallery

Context is everything when looking at art. Where an artwork is exhibited, what it is shown with, and how it is displayed directly affect its interpretation. Sonny Assu’s new installation at the West Vancouver Museum centers on this connection. Read more

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Find a summer's worth of great gallery destinations, from Sooke to Winnipeg Beach. Read more

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