Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Haida Carver James Hart

The Dance Screen, a massive wooden sculpture featuring principal animal figures from Haida stories is now on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) until January 2014. 
Artist James Hart  will talk about the process of creating his screen in a special artist presentation on Tuesday March 26 at 7pm (at the VAG). 

"In late 2009, artist James Hart began designing a large-scale sculpture titled The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and began carving the work in 2010. This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for their survival."

Hart has worked with Robert Davidson and Bill Reid and has been included in major exhibitions of Haida and Northwest Coast art around the world.