Beau Dick: Early Works
March 29 – May 11, 2019
Tanúyap Project Space, Fazakas Gallery, 688 E Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Fri, March 29, 6 – 8 pm
“Not only are you trying to create these higher-quality pieces, but you have to remember where they come from and understand the stories that go along with all of it, and so it is a pretty big responsibility, I would think, in helping maintain this constant passing-on of knowledge.”
– Cole Speck, Kwakwaka’wakw artist
Beau Dick, acclaimed as one of the Northwest Coast’s most versatile and talented carvers, apprenticed with many artists including his father, Benjamin Dick, and master carvers Robert Davidson, Tony Hunt, and Bill Reid, among others. Early Works brings together pieces by Beau, made between 1978 and 1980 when he was just 23, and offers a unique glimpse into his artistic development. The exhibition is both a testament to Beau’s legacy and an exciting look at his creative output from an earlier decade.