Preston Singletary: Geoduck, 2012.
Courtesy of Preseton Singletary Inc. Photo: Russell Johnson
Chances are you’ve never seen First Nations art quite like this.
Just opened at Vancouver’s Bill Reid Gallery, RezErect focuses on the world of native erotica. The cheekily named exhibition highlights sexually charged works from 27 First Nations artists, from phallic-shaped geoduck (giant saltwater clam) sculptures to bentwood boxes meant to connote the female anatomy.
“Sex figures prominently in aboriginal stories across the continent, as sexual humour, playful irreverence, spiritual reverence, place names, morality tales or other meanings lost in time,” writes co-curator and Haida artist Gwaii Edenshaw. “We hope to carry on that tradition here – sexy, intelligent, provocative and fun.”
The exhibition, which is intended for adults and youth 16 years and older, will no doubt raise some eyebrows. Continue reading:
First Nations Erotica Exhibit Comes to Vancouver