Beau Dick: Revolutionary Spirit
March 30, 2018 – June 11, 2018
Audain Art Musuem
Co-Curated by Darrin Martens, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chief Curator, Audain Art Museum and Linnea Dick
The retrospective project, Beau Dick: Revolutionary Spirit, is a critically important art historical project for the Audain Art Museum to undertake and honours the legacy of this remarkable artist. The Museum has made its mission to focus on collecting and exhibiting exceptional art created by gifted visual artists from what is now labelled British Columbia. As such, Beau Dick and his work stand out as exemplary. The retrospective will provide insight into the complexities of traditional and contemporary Indigenous approaches to the creation of art on the West Coast. Beau Dick was an artist who was deeply rooted in the traditions of his Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation. He also challenges those traditions in order to create a distinctive artistic and cultural voice for himself within and outside of his Nation.
Fazakas Gallery is excited to announce its contribution to this monumental retrospective that highlights works by the late master carver Beau Dick, whose expansive career is internationally renowned. Beau Dick was as much an activist and cultural connector as he was an artist, and his masks bridge the gap between the two. It is truly an honour for us to be able to continue and support Beau’s legacy.