Colouring Outside the Formline

From the first time I saw Steve Smith‘s work at the Vancouver International Airport, I knew he was not a traditionalist. In a documentary by Fred Cawsey about the artist and the installations at YVR, Steve says: “My interest isn’t really to do traditional native art … I’m trying to do native art in a way…

Beau Dick and His Elusive Art: Fazakas Gallery

As hard as it was trying to get a picture of Beau Dick at the opening for his solo show, looking back it was actually quite fitting. The man, like his art, is hard to pin down. The first thing I saw walking into the Fazakas Gallery was the Dzunukwa (Tsonokwa) Mask. The intensity was…