contemporary contribution to Coast Salish culture
"Susan Point's career has been one of not only rediscovering what had been lost, but also making her own contemporary contribution to Coast Salish culture. Ian Thom, the VAG's senior curator—historical and co-curator of the exhibition with Audain curator of B.C. art Grant Arnold, said that before Point, no one else was producing modern Coast Salish art. "This is a fundamentally important point in the history of modern Coast Salish art movement," he said referring to the print Salmon during a media preview Thursday. "Not only (is she) a great pioneer. She's doing work that in traditional First Nations culture is reserved for men, not women."