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Levi Nelson: "Two-Spirited Medicine Man Named Old Doctor"

Image: Levi Nelson, Two-Spirited Medicine Man Named Old Doctor, 2020. Acrylic, silkscreen and collage on canvas

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October 21, 2020 - January 24, 2021

Resurgence: Indigequeer Identities

Hosted by Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art


Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

On view October 21, 2020 – January 24, 2021

This new exhibition celebrates the deeply personal and profound work of four emerging 2Spirit artists – and their unique identities and stories as queer Indigenous people. The featured works by artists Levi Nelson (Lil’wat First Nation), Jaz Whitford (Secwepemc), Morgan Whitehead (Plains Cree) and Raven John (Coast Salish/Sto:lo) explore the roles the artists see themselves playing in their communities today, influenced by their own rich experiences that reflect the diversity of Indigequeer love and life.
Delving into themes of Indigequeer existence, resistance and resilience, Resurgence: Indigequeer Identities showcases various mediums from large-scale portrait and abstract paintings, traditionally-inspired jewelry, clothing and accessories with a twist, and colourful and creative sculptural art.

Curated by Jordana Luggi

Supported by the BC Arts Council and Metro Vancouver. Presented as part of the Chief 7idansuu James Hart Emerging Artist Program.

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A wheelchair accessible path is located between Christ Church Cathedral and Cathedral Place on Georgia Street. This takes you through the courtyard and to the Gallery entrance.

The exhibitions at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art are on two levels. There is an elevator in the Gallery to take you up to the second level. Accessibility washroom is located on the lower level.