Deal Announcement: Women Carvers of the Northwest Coast
Women Carvers of the Northwest Coast, curated by Dana Claxton and Dr. Curtis Collins, features stunning photography of wood and argillite carvings by over a hundred Indigenous women artists on the Northwest Coast. Though women of the Northwest Coast have long carved poles, canoes, panels, and masks, many of these artists have not become as well known outside their communities as their male counterparts. These artists are cherished within their communities for helping to keep traditional carving practices alive, and for maintaining the dances, songs, and ceremonies that are intertwined with visual art production. This book, which accompanies an exhibition at the Audain Art Museum, gathers a range of sculptural works created by Indigenous women over the past seventy years in order to expand the discourse of carving in the region.
Acquired by Editorial Director Michael Leyne. Releasing Fall 2024.