May 092017

Rande Cooke,
Boy in the Sky, 2017
Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver

Artists Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley have collaborated again on a themed exhibition, Shapeshifting, at the Fazakas Gallery until May 27, 2017.

The artists drew inspiration from traditional Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation origin stories and cosmology in their ongoing investigation into the animation of the human existence.

In a version of the story of the Sun, artist Doug Cranmer used to tell Cooke about The Boy in the Sky, “a little guy who gets up every morning, puts his abalone earrings on and walks across the sky. His earrings are the things that get the light.”

Other works are a hybrid between western and indigenous traditions and experiences. For more about the show, see

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