Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories
May 10 to October 16, 2016
UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s An Indian Act Shooting the Indian Act, Healey Estate, Northumberland, September 14th, 1997 was on loan to UBC Museum of Anthropology for the exhibition Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories.
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
This major exhibition and coinciding publication promise colour and controversy, pop and Surrealist-inflected landscapes, ovoids, bullets, masked oil barons, spirit and abstraction in selected works that shape a politicized approach to Northwest Coast art. Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is an artist of Salish and Okanagan descent who lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been painting for over 30 years, with the imperative to honour Indigenous rights to the land fuelling much of his output. His contribution to discourses about modern Aboriginal and Northwest Coast art are pointed and polemical. From An Indian Act: Shooting the Indian Act to his Manifesto of Ovoidism, Yuxweluptun’s work makes explicit the colonial history of Canada as the condition within and against which he lives, works, and paints.
Curated by Tania Willard (artist and independent curator, Secwepemc Nation), Karen Duffek (MOA Curator, Contemporary Visual Arts & Pacific Northwest)
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