Coast Salish Art
Coast Salish ArtNorthwest Coast Native art is very well known globally, primarily for the monumental totem poles and spectacular masked performances of the First Peoples of the northwestern British Columbia and Alaska. The Native art of the southern Northwest Coast has been largely under represented and misunderstood.
Sonny Assu | Artists | Beat Nation – Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture
"Sonny Assu continues to push the boundaries of contemporary art by challenging the perception of Aboriginal art. A multi-disciplinary artist, Assu merges Northwest Coast Aboriginal iconography with the aesthetics of popular culture to challenge social and historical values that we as a society face on a daily basis. His work is an exploration of his mixed ancestry and creates a discourse on we use items of consumer and popular culture to define our personal lineage."
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Breakfast Series, 2006. Sonny Assu. 'Assu’s personal past as a suburban-raised Aboriginal youth factors strongly in his art. He easily negotiates between Western and First Nations cultures. References to advertising, consumerism and consumption are where humour often makes an entrance in his work. He uses the hallmarks and marketing trappings of a candied pop culture as an artistic tool. Saturday-morning cartoons, comic books and corporate product marketing informed his mass-media…
There Is Hope, If We Rise - Sonny Assu | Interdisciplinary Artist | sonnyassu.com
Stemming from The Happiest Future series, There Is Hope, If We Rise situates itself in the discourse of the Idle No More movement to counter the bigotry,
Robert Amos: Reawakening First Nation memories
Contemporary art by First Nations artists is the most important subject area in Canadian art. The three artists included in this show at Open Space — lessLIE, Sonny Assu and Marianne Nicolson — are. . .