COUZYN VAN HEUVELEN AND MARK PRESTON – February 8th
Mark Preston & Couzyn van Heuvelen: Great North
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 5-8 PM
Fazakas Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of works by contemporary artists Mark Preston and Couzyn van Heuvelen.
Both artists are from the North; Preston is of Tlingit ancestry and van Heuvelen is inuk. They are both rooted in their respective histories and traditions, but stray from those methods in unique and fascinating ways. This show aims to examine their perspective voices as artists contributing to the Canadian cultural landscape.
Through Preston’s exploration of traditional Northwest coast formline shapes, he has created a series of sculptural works in the form of unconventional, minimalist cedar panels and masks.
Van Heuvelen’s work explores Inuit culture and identity, new and old technologies, and personal narratives. He strays from established Inuit art making methods and explores a range of fabrication processes through his work. Couzyn holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from NSCAD University.
Mark Preston lives and works in Whitehorse, Yukon. Couzyn van Heuvelen was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and now lives in Southern Ontario.
February 8 – February 25, 2017
688 East Hastings
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Couzyn van Heuvelen, Avataq, 2016, screen printed mylar, ribbon, aluminum, helium.
Couzyn van Heuvelen, Beaded Lure, 2015, glass beads, fish hook, thread, brass.
Couzyn van Heuvelen, Fishing Weights, 2015, muskox horn, fish hook, thread, brass.
Couzyn van Heuvelen, Harpoon, 2015, bronze infused stainless steel, leather, wood, steel.
Couzyn van Heuvelen, Baleen Lure, 2015, Baleen, fish hook, thread, brass.
Couzyn van Heuvelen, Walrus Lure, 2015, Silver, fish hook, thread, brass.
Mark Preston, Button Blanket Abstract Drum, 2016, 20″ diameter, 41.5″ long including twine, deer hide, acrylic, rag bond paper, abalone shell, copper, twine.
Mark Preston, Untitled (Mask 4), 2016, yellow cedar, acrylic, twine.
Mark Preston, Untitled (Mask 1), 2016, 15.5″ x 12.5″, yellow cedar, acrylic, abalone shell, twine.
Mark Preston, Button Blanket Abstract Panel 49, 2016, 13.5″ x 13.5″ x 2.5″, rag bond paper, cedar frame, abalone shell, twine.