Sep 142013
 

Dana Claxton
Family Portrait (Indians on a Blanket)
(from website)

An exhibition of new photography and print media by Lakota Sioux artist Dana Claxton opens on Thursday September 19 2013 at the Winsor Gallery in Vancouver at 258 East 1st Avenue.

“Bright, slick, and visually delicious, Indian Candy speaks volumes on how Indigenous iconography has been consumed by popular culture.”  Dana Claxton: Indian Candy is at the Windsor Gallery until November 2 2013. http://www.winsorgallery.com

Claxton is on the Inside Story panel at the Drake Hotel that is the opening event at the Toronto 2013 Gallery Hop, on September 21.

Mar 042012
 
Shawn Hunt, Master of Ceremony, 2011  Photo: Vancouver Art gallery & Shawn Hunt

Shawn Hunt, Master of Ceremony, 2011 Photo: Vancouver Art gallery & Shawn Hunt

Beat Nation: art, hip hop and aboriginal culture continues at the Vancouver Art Gallery until June 3 2012. The exhibition has work from more than 20 North American aboriginal artists, work created in contemporary idiom informed in some way by a First Nations background. Included are Shawn Hunt, Dana Claxton, Sonny Assu, Nicholas Galanin and Skeena Reece.

On April 3 2012 a panel Unlikely Architectures: Contested Territories “explores the city as a space of overlapping histories and territories.” See http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/

The exhibition opened with an explosive Kickoff on February 24 2012, much enhanced by high energy creative performances.

A search on You Tube will bring up some video clips of brilliant dance and music routines.

See CBC’s site http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/03/01/beat-nation-gallery.html?cmp=rss

Aug 052011
 
Daddy’s Got a New Ride 2008 by Dana Claxton from her series Mustang Suite. Collection National Gallery of Canada

Daddy’s Got a New Ride 2008 by Dana Claxton from her series Mustang Suite. Collection National Gallery of Canada

Work by Vancouver artist Dana Claxton is included in the exhibition Steeling the Gaze at the McMichael Collection of Canadian Art near Toronto, to September 11 2011. The exhibition originated with the Canadian Museum of Photography at the National Gallery of Canada; a thoughtful review of the exhibition as a whole can be found at:

http://www.cielvariable.ca/archives/en/component/content/article/1245-chronique-regards-dacier-portraits-par-des-artistes-autochtones.html

Apr 062011
 
Dana Claxton, Hippie Chick (detail). From 10 Seconds project

Dana Claxton, Hippie Chick (detail). From 10 Seconds project


Another new way of seeing art is coming to Vancouver. 10 Seconds,
a series of new works by Vancouver artists that will be interspersed with commercials on the video screens of the Canada Line subway line in that city, and seen daily by over one hundred thousand travelers. The project opens with the work of Dana Claxton on April 18 2011.Other artists will be presented until March 2012.

The 10 Second project is part of a celebration of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary as a city.