Exhibition Opening and Reception: Sonny Assu

July 12, 2018 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Campbell River Art Gallery, 1235 Shoppers Row

Showing artists Sonny Assu (Territorial Acknowledgements) and Scott Bertram (Horizon Felt) will be at the Campbell River Art Gallery for the reception to mark the opening of their exhibitions. A selection of wines will be available for purchase and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A brief survey of the works will be offered by gallery staff.

The exhibition will run from July 12 to Sept. 5.

Sonny Assu’s Territorial Acknowledgements are painted interventions onto found objects. Using bold imagery and colour, Sonny reasserts an Indigenous presence onto the romanticized Canadian landscape. His references are pointedly political and are articulated through his unique use of design and symbolism. The work takes a new direction as Sonny works with paintings he has found in thrift stores across Canada. Ascribing his marks upon ready-made paintings, he engages in acts of resistance and reiteration

 

July 12, 2018 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Campbell River Art Gallery, 1235 Shoppers Row