Libby Leshgold Gallery



The Libby Leshgold Gallery is pleased to present Ripple, an exhibition presented by the Aboriginal Gathering Collective and curated by Dana Claxton.


First Nations art is among the most vivid and distinctive artwork in North America. It flourishes as an integral part of Indigenous cultures who live today, as they have for thousands of years, surrounded by old growth forests, mountains, oceans, islands, and an abundance of animal and sea life. The people live in different regions and form distinct cultural groups which cultivate their own artistic styles. They create exquisite art forms with materials gathered from the natural world, art stores, and many other sources.


The theme of this exhibition is water, and it showcases the artwork of 22 established and emerging Indigenous artists. The exhibition explores the water theme through Northwest Coast formline, storytelling, and the sharing of cultural art making and traditional practice. The artwork includes carving, weaving, jewelry, painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, baskets, clay works, hats, masks, canoe bailers, paddles, and more. The distinct uniqueness of these forms and the use of local natural materials create an exhibition that highlights Indigenous art practices that originate from here.


Ripple presents work from the following artists:

Primrose and Alfred Adams | Haida
Morgan Asoyuf | Ts'msyen Eagle Clan Lax Kwallams
Dempsey Bob | Tahltan-Tlingit
Corey Bulpitt | Haida
Dale Campbell | Tahltan / Tlingit
Beau Dick | Kwakwaka’wakw
Cole Speck | Kwakwaka’wakw
Brenda Crabtree | Nlaka'pamux and Sto: lo
Andrea Diane Cook | Haida
Ben Davidson | Haida
Teri-Lynn Williams Davidson | Haida
Dean Hunt | Heiltsuk Nation, Waglisla (Bella Bella)
Shawn Hunt | Heiltsuk Nation, Waglisla (Bella Bella)
Luke Marston | Salish
Ray Natraoro | Coast Salish / Squamish
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Lets’lo:tseltun | Coast Salish and Okanagan
Skeena Reece | Cree, Tsimshian, Gitksan, and Métis
Deborah Sparrow | Musqueam
Moy Sutherland | Nuu-chah-nulth
Marika Swan | Tla-o-qui-aht/ Nuu-chah-nulth
Laura Wee Lay Laq | Sto:lo
Found vintage footage of Salish canoe racing recovered by Terrence Loychuk

Curated by Dana Claxton | Wood Mountain Lakota




Canada Council for the Arts


Image: Dean Hunt, Megalodon Shark Pendant, 2017.