Douglas & McIntyre
Susan Point

Book details:

November 2000
ISBN 978-1-55054-810-5
Paperback - Trade
9" x 11"
144 pages
Art
Art / Aboriginal Art
$39.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Susan Point

Coast Salish Artist

This beautiful book marks Susan Pointís emergence as a leading and innovative First Nations artist.


Salish artist Susan Point has immersed herself in the study of traditional Coast Salish art and culture. Her striking and distinctive artófrom jewellery in precious metals to prints, paintings and monumental pieces in wood and glassóhas won worldwide acclaim and a wide audience. An innovator with a strong personal style, she likes to express ancestral concepts and designs in new media such as glass and bronze as well as the more traditional wood. Susan Pointís freshness of vision in creating pieces in a variety of media and combining various media has added to her reputation, and her talent for working on a large scale has resulted in some of the most prestigious commissions offered to any Canadian artist. In her 20-year career, her work has been shown in over 6o group exhibitions (a number of them international) and 12 solo shows; and she has received over 35 commissions for public art pieces, plus nearly 50 commissions from institutions, associations and private collectors. The book was edited by Gary Wyatt, with essays by Michael Kew (on traditional Coast Salish art), Peter MacNair (on the art of Susan Point) and Bill McLennan (on three new monumental carvings). Each of the 50 works of art reproduced in full colour is accompanied by a statement from Susan Point on its meaning or the process involved in making it. There is also a chronology of Pointís exhibitions and commissions. This book is being published to coincide with a major exhibition in Vancouver of Susan Pointís new work, 38 pieces ranging from jewellery to the monumental, in November 2000.

About the Authors

Michael Kew

Michael Kew received a B.A. in anthropology at the University of British Columbia, worked as an assistant to Wilson Duff at the B.C. Provincial Museum, ...

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Peter Macnair

Peter Macnair is former Curator of Anthropology at the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, a post he held for more than thirty years. During this ...

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Bill McLennan

Bill McLennan is projects manager at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthroplogy. He has curated Northwest Coast art shows and served as a ...

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