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Exhibition – Sonny Assu: Études for the Settler
WhenTuesday, Oct 23 – Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomJacob Lawrence Gallery
Event typesExhibits
Description

Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5–7pm

Jacob Lawrence Gallery hours are Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm, and Saturday, 1–5pm.


This exhibition brings together a new body of work by Sonny Assu, Territorial Acknowledgements, alongside his prior series that problematize colonial conceptions of the landscape: The Paradise Syndrome (2017), 1UP (2016), and Interventions On The Imaginary (2014). Through these works, Assu offers corrective visions of colonized landscapes.

Sonny Assu (Ligwilda'xw of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nations) (b. 1975) was raised in North Delta, British Columbia, over 250 km away from his ancestral home on Vancouver Island. Having been raised as your everyday, average suburbanite, it was not until he was eight years old that he discovered his Ligwilda'xw / Kwakwaka'wakw heritage. Later in life, this discovery would be the conceptual focal point that helped launch his unique art practice. Assu graduated from Emily Carr University in 2002 and was the recipient of their distinguished alumni award in 2006. He received the BC Creative Achievement Award in First Nations Art in 2011 and was thrice long-listed for the Sobey Art Award. He completed his MFA at Concordia University in 2017. His work has been accepted into the National Gallery of Canada, Seattle Art Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology at University of British Columbia, Burke Museum at the University of Washington, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Hydro Quebec, Lotto Quebec, and is included in various other public and private collections across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. A monograph of his work, Sonny Assu: A Selective History, was published by the University of Washington Press earlier this year.

Learn more about the exhibition at the link below.

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