Friday, September 4, 2020

An Experience With First Nations

Here we have two more views of Tepkik, which I left off yesterday. The sculpture suits the interior of the Gallery's glass tower quite well.

My purpose for the visit was to see the permanent galleries again. The Gallery hosts Canadian and world art on two levels, in a chronological order, generally speaking. Going through the doors gives us a view of First Nations sculptures and works. In 2017 the Canadian galleries were reorganized, blending together works by First Nations artists with the European influenced art of white artists. It works remarkably well, and a number of artifacts are the first thing that crosses our eyes.

This contemporary work hangs nearby, the work of a Coast Salish artist called lessLIE. It has the evocative title wHOLE w(((h)))orl(((d))). The accompanying panel explains its influences in the words of the artist.


  1. Seems to be a very interesting Gallery !

  2. Beautiful art exhibit! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

  3. I once visited the museum it is a wonderful place.

  4. ...looks like an exciting gallery!

  5. A fascinating gallery, William !

  6. Tepkik looks amazing in the glass tower of the gallery William, like it was made for it 💜

  7. I am enjoying this gallery very much. :-)

  8. The Tepkik is a beautiful sculpture.
    I'd love to see one like it weaving through the woods of Vermont.

  9. I'm a big fan of First Nations Art.

  10. "lessLIE" sure is open to interpretation....

  11. Those first two photos are gorgeous.

  12. @Gattina: it is.

    @David: indeed.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @John: definitely.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Marianne: that it is.

    @Tom: it certainly is.

    @Karl: very much so.

    @Grace: I agree.

    @DJan: I always enjoy it.

    @Jennifer: very much so.

    @Maywyn: I could see that.

    @RedPat: so do I.

    @Red: me too.

    @Barbara: getting back to it was a pleasure.

    @Iris: it is an interesting name.

    @Sharon: thank you!

  13. Thank you for showing more of the colourful sculpture. I like it a lot.

  14. Looks a good place to visit.
    I like the colours in your first two photographs.

    All the best Jan

  15. These are really quite elegant displays. It looks like this museum does a very good job.

  16. Nice pieces and great displays.

  17. Great tribute to the First Nations ~ wish the USA was as honorable ~ gotten worse with the current 'so called president' ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. A display that I would like very much to see.

  19. @Marie: it does.

    @Bill: indeed.

    @Marleen: you're welcome.

    @Jan: it very much is.

    @Jeanie: yes, it does.

  20. @Joanne: thank you.

    @Kay: thanks.

    @Magiceye: it is.

    @Carol: we've had our own issues there, but we're learning.

    @Catarina: I enjoy it each time I visit.