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For Ground; Background: Hjalmer Wenstob @ Victoria Arts Council Jan 11 2019

Fri. January 11th 2019 - Sat. February 16th 2019 Victoria Arts Council 1800 Store Street
Free (All Ages) 12:00PM-5:00PM

Opening: Friday 11th January 2019
Friday 11 January from 7:30PM-10:00PM (free)

Please join us in celebrating the opening of For Ground; Background, a new solo exhibition by Halmer Wenstob.

Hjalmer Wenstob was raised on an island in Barkley Sound, in Huu-ay-aht First Nation’s territory, off the west coast of Vancouver Island. It was there that his understanding and desire of pursing both his traditional Nuu-Chah-Nulth and contemporary art practices began. Wenstob is an interdisciplinary artist who specializes in sculpture, installation, and carving. He is Nuu-Chah-Nulth from the Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nations on his father's side, and Norwegian and English on his mother’s side. Hjalmer speaks of three dialects of his work-- contemporary, traditional, and community-based. Through his contemporary dialect, Hjalmer completed both an undergraduate and master's degree at the University of Victoria, exploring the relationships between cultures and art, and the balance between traditional and contemporary. His work, at times is highly political, and uses humour and irony to pose difficult questions of respect, reconciliation, and environmental issues. Recently, Hjalmer and his family opened Cedar House Gallery in Ucluelet, B.C. where he is exploring ways of weaving his contemporary/political work with more traditional materials and styles.

The exhibition, For Ground; Background is a culmination of selected sculptures from over the last four years, as well as new works and installations. For Ground; Background hosts works of question, concern and education, in regards to environment, urban relationships to the land, and treaties.

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