Sonny Assu: A Selective History

Heritage HouseSKU: 9781772031706

Author:
Assu, Sonny|Hopkins, Candice|Nicholson, Marianne|Van Camp, Richard
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Kwakwaka'wakw
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
192
Publisher:
Heritage House

Price:
Sale price$34.95
Stock:
In stock

Description

Sonny Assu: A Selective History is a 192-page art catalogue about the work of Kwakwaka'wakw artist Sonny Assu. His 120 colour prints are featured and include large-scale installation, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting. His works explore themes of Indigenous rights, consumerism, branding, humour, and the ways in which history informs contemporary ideas and identities. Essays and commentary by Richard Van Camp, Marianne Nicolson, Candice Hopkins, and Ellyn Walker add important awareness about this important artist for art scholars and general readers. Sonny Assu was raised in North Delta, BC, over 150 miles away from his ancestral home on Vancouver Island. At the age of eight, he discovered his Kwakwaka'wakw heritage, which would later become the conceptual focal point of his contemporary art practice. Assu graduated from Emily Carr University in 2002 and was the recipient of their distinguished alumni award in 2006. His work can be found in the National Gallery of Canada, Seattle Art Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Burke Museum at the University of Washington, and various other public and private collections across Canada and the United States, and the UK. In 2016, Assu and his family moved "home" to unceded Ligwilda'xw territory (Campbell River, BC). Highly recommended.

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