Xwalacktun (Rick Harry), Red Hawk, Salmon and Spindle Whorl, 2021. Courtesy of School District 35. Photo: Blaine Campbell
Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James Harry, & Austin Harry
West Vancouver Art Museum, West Vancouver, BC
This show spotlights the traditions and innovations of an outstanding Coast Salish family of artists. Xwalacktun (Rick Harry) is acclaimed for his powerful public art commissions and for his commitment as an educator. His many students have included his sons, Nexw’Kalus-Xwalacktun (James Harry) and Aan’yas-Xwalacktun (Austin Harry), whose works push traditional boundaries and whose media and materials range from aluminum and LED lighting to 3-D modelling and animation.