Qwalsius – Shaun Peterson: Where the Moonlight Meets the Water


Exhibition runs March 5-29. Opening Reception on March 5, 6-8pm. Exhibit installation period will be March 1-4.
Qwalsius Shaun Peterson (Puyallup) debuts a body of new prints on paper and aluminum panel in “Where the Moonlight Meets the Water”. The digitally-designed works are illustrations for a forthcoming book on reimagined Coast Salish myths, “Killer Whale-Wolf & the Isle of Women,” created with Andrea Grant (Coast Salish). Peterson focuses on individual characters from Salish myths in many of the works, building the images from a dense layering of transparent colors and shapes. Peterson revisits familiar stories and flips their perspectives, excavating new meanings and motives from archetypes.
Peterson has been hard at work designing monumental works for the Seattle Waterfront, and large-scale installations for the Puyallup Tribe’s Emerald Queen Casino. Other works by Peterson can be seen in Tollefson Plaza in Tacoma, and at the University of Washington.

Exhibition Dates:

March 1, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Involved Artists:

Qwalsius Shaun Peterson