Please join us for an online artist talk with Haida artist, researcher, and teacher Evelyn Vanderhoop, on April 22, 2021. This talk is held in conjunction with the exhibition of Em̓út | Being Home, on view at Libby Leshgold Gallery until May 1, 2021.
Em̓út | Being Home showcases contemporary artwork from some of British Columbia’s most accomplished contemporary Indigenous artists. The exhibition is a collaboration between Libby Leshgold Gallery, the BC Achievement Foundation, and guest curators Ray Hartley and Sheila Hall from the Aboriginal Gathering Collective. The exhibition highlights new work from established and mid-career artists and the intergenerational work of members of the same family. The artwork is combined in the gallery with a series of intimate films from the BC Achievement Foundation about the artists and their practice.
Evelyn Vanderhoop is a Pacific Northwest Coast textile weaver, researcher and teacher from the Haida Nation located in Masset, British Columbia. She specializes in weaving the chief’s robe of the Haida people. Raven’s Tail (northern geometric weaving) and the Naaxiin (Chilkat), two techniques she teaches and weaves. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Washington University and has had successful parallel careers as a weaver and watercolour artist. She studied watercolour painting in Europe, and one of her paintings was chosen by the United States Postal Service for a stamp to commemorate Native American dance. She has also been chosen as an artist in residence at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. She comes from a long line of Haida weavers.
The full list of exhibiting artists in Em̓út | Being Home includes Primrose Adams, Sonny Assu, Dempsey Bob, David A. Boxley, Corey Bulpitt, Brenda Crabtree, Ben Davidson, Robert Davidson, Aggie Davis, Shawn Hunt, Lena Jumbo, Isabel Rorick, Evelyn Vanderhoop, Xwalacktun. Curated by Ray Hartley and Sheila Hall. Please see our website for full details on the exhibition, and to book an online tour.