Canfor Gallery – April 14th to July 9th, 2017
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
This exhibition explores the work of internationally celebrated visual artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. His distinctive artwork twists and blends Haida art with a broad range of contemporary cultural references. In Red: A Haida Manga (2008), his award winning graphic novel and large-scale mural, the artist draws on Manga aesthetic (an Asian style of comic) and blends it with western and Indigenous stylistic elements, in order to illustrate a story, form his family’s past. Surreal happenings, colourful characters and contemporary themes permeate Yahgulanaas’ artworks and speak to an intersection of cultures that define the contemporary moment.
Featured artwork: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Red: A Haida Manga, 2008. Watercolour and ink on paper.