Salish Sound Waves: A Group Exhibit of Cutting-Edge Indigenous Visual Artists

May 2017

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Opening Reception: First Thursday May 4th, 6-8pm

Stonington Gallery will be in the epicenter of the inaugural Upstream Music Festival this May, taking place in Pioneer Square May 11-13. In the spirit of the festival, we present artists who use motion, energy, vibrant color and an edgy design sensibility in their work to convey the cultures, environment and contemporary spirit of the Northwest.

These are artists at the forefront of formline expression: the ultra-colorful digital designs of Alano Edzerza (Tahltan); Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’ (Haida) blend of genres known as ‘Haida Manga’; Marika Swan’s (Nuu-chah-nulth) fiercely feminist and environmentally conscious woodblock prints; Sheldon Skillie’s (Haida/Lakota) street-art style on upcycled wood; and Jeffrey Veregge’s (Port Gamble S’Klallam) superhero-inspired formline paintings and prints. Artists with works in the exhibit will also include Qwalsius Shaun Peterson (Puyallup/Tulalip), lessLIE Sam (Coast Salish), Maynard Johnny Jr. (Penelakut/Kwaguilth), Drew Michael (Yup’ik/Inupiaq) and others.

We thank lessLIE Sam for the use of the title of his print, “Salish Sound Waves”, for this exhibition.

This exhibition will open the evening of May 4th, from 6-8pm.

Exhibition Dates:

May 1, 2017 - May 28, 2017

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