Nicholas Galanin: Home, Memory of Land & Space
Home, Memory of Land & Space features Nicholas Galanin's 2013 series of monotypes Familiar Faces. The series draws upon personal, collective, and inherited concepts of home and land. The monotype, where ink or paint is subtracted from a surface rather than applied, allows the artist an arena of spontaneous creation. Each one-of-a-kind print references ten thousand years of creativity on the Northwest Coast. Galanin writes of this process,
“The motions of creating these images explore, reference and mimic a customary (traditional) aesthetic that has been ongoing for generations. An aesthetic that is put into motion through our existence on this land. The Stellar remnant is what’s left, the print, in motion like the birth of a star.”
Nicholas Galanin is a Tlingit/Aleut multi-disciplinary artist. Galanin holds a BFA from London Guildhall with honours in Jewellery Design and Silversmith, and a Masters in Indigenous visual arts from Massey University. He is the recipient of numerous contemporary art awards including the 2013 Eiteljorg Fellowship and the USA Rasmuson Fellowship. Galanin is included in numerous international private and public collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, Portland Art Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum, and Humbolt Forum. The artist works and resides in Sitka, Alaska.
March 27th- April 26th
Opening reception March 27th 6-9 pm