DANA CLAXTON: INDIAN CANDY
|Dana Claxton, Wild Red Envelope, 2013. Aluminum-mounted c-type print.|
VANCOUVER, September 2013 – Winsor Gallery announced today the upcoming exhibition, Indian Candy, featuring new photography and print media by renowned artist Dana Claxton. The show will be installed in the east gallery at Winsor and runs from September 19th to November 2nd, 2013. An opening reception will be held on September 19th; the artist will be in attendance.
For Indian Candy, Claxton sourced material from the greater, worldwide digital archive in order to create aluminum-mounted chromogenic prints. Bright, slick, and visually delicious, Indian Candy speaks volumes on how Indigenous iconography has been consumed by popular culture.
“Dana Claxton’s newest body of work has been long-awaited and does not disappoint,” says gallery owner Jennifer Winsor. “With such bright and seductive surfaces, these works become both a literal reversal of the white-washing of history and a brilliant tribute to pop art and culture.”
|Dana Claxton, Sitting Bull Draws the Dandy, 2013. Aluminum-mounted c-type print.|
About Dana Claxton
Claxton is part of a generation of First Nations artists who employ strategies of contemporary art to address the impact of history on the present. Since the early 1990s, Claxton, of Lakota (Sioux) descent, has investigated the historical, and continuing, impact of colonialism on Aboriginal cultures in North America. Her work has been shown at the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery,
the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Centre, Eiteljorg Museum, and the Sundance Film Festival. Her work is held in collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, Art Bank of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Winnipeg Gallery. Claxton was selected for the 17th Biennale of Sydney 2010 and also awarded the prestigious VIVA Award from the Doris and Jack Shadbolt Foundation. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory with the University of British Columbia.
|Dana Claxton, Geronimo, 2013. Aluminum-mounted c-type print.|
About Winsor Gallery
Founded by Jennifer Winsor in 2002, Winsor Gallery has distinguished itself locally, nationally, and internationally as a premier source for contemporary art. Foremost a commercial gallery, Winsor Gallery strives to ensure the long-term development of our artists’ careers through promotion, collaboration, and thoughtful curation.
Through this commitment to forging strong relationships with our artists, we have accrued one of the most attractive portfolios of established and emerging talent in Vancouver, and many of our represented artists have been recipients of such prestigious awards as the Governor General’s Award, the Joseph Plaskett Award, the Gold Medal of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, and the International Studio Award at the Museum of Modern Art New York.
A cornerstone of the Vancouver art scene, Winsor relocated from its seminal South Granville space in 2012 to The Flats on East 1st Avenue. The gallery is part of a burgeoning industrial neighbourhood that has become Vancouver’s new centre for contemporary art.
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