Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Musqueam artist Susan Point opens show at VAG

contribution to Coast Salish culture

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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.
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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.
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"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.
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"Not only (is she) a great pioneer. She's doing work that in traditional First Nations culture is reserved for men, not women."