Exhibition Tour with Artist Susan Point

Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 6 pm

exhibition dates: May 18 to August 18, 2019

The spindle whorl has been a persistent motif in Point’s work since the beginning of her career. Comprised of a small wooden disk with a rod inserted through its centre, this tool was traditionally used by Coast Salish women to prepare wool that would be woven into garments and ceremonial blankets. Point has drawn upon the spindle whorl to provide a formal structure for her art while combining this motif with a uniquely Salish vocabulary of circles, crescents and curved triangles, elements that distinguish the art of her people from the form line-based art of more northern peoples.

image: Susan PointBehind Four Winds, 2012, screenprint, 80.0 x 80.0 cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist, Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery



Jun 13 2019


6:00 pm

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Kelowna Art Gallery
1315 Water Street Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9R3