Qaɂ Yəxw – Water Honours Us: Womxn And Waterways
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver, BC - To Oct 2
Curated by members of the ReMatriate Collective, qaɁ yəxw brings together works by nine emerging artists who identify as female and Indigenous. While the core theme is the profound relationship between Indigenous women and water, artworks range widely, from portrait photographs, beaded paintings and jewelry to masks, drums and woodblock prints. Artists allude to conditions past and present, citing cultural traditions while also innovating with style and materials – and the effect is powerful.