Includes J Akulukjuk, Nellie Appakqaq, Bill Henderson, Stanley Clifford Hunt, Tom Hunt, Charlie Inukpuk, Alex Janvier, Moses Katiak, Iziasie Kopalie, Bessie Kukilukak, Allie Kusudluak, Terry McCue, Napatchie Noah, Daphne Odjig, William Pigalak, Jane Ash Poitras, Kananginak Pootoogook, Lucy Quinnauyuak, Allen Sapp, Pudlalik Shaa, Stewart Steinhauer, U. Unknown
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Showing Stanley Clifford Hunt
Established in 1974, with a mandate to support Canadian artists, Canada House Gallery has become a national leader in sharing the artwork of Canada’s Indigenous artists to an international audience.
Located in Banff National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Canada House Gallery acknowledges the Treaty of 1877, Treaty Seven, and the Treaty of 1895 between the salmon and buffalo peoples. There is deep and enduring memory of this valley held by Ktunaxa (too-naa-xha), Secwepemc (sha-whep-mak, or Shuswap), Métis, Dene & Tsuu T'ina, Mountain Cree, Siksika & Blackfoot, and Stoney Nakoda peoples. The Government of Canada, in cooperation with Indigenous organizations, chose the Summer Solstice to recognize and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Join us in honouring Indigenous heritage and culture through this exquisite exhibition of curated artworks by some of Canada’s most prominent Indigenous artists. Northwest Coast, Cree, Ojibwe, Dene Suline/Saulteaux, and Inuit artworks and cultural stories are showcased in this exceptional exhibition.
All artwork subject to presale.
Stan Hunt is a Tsakis Kwaguilth artist from northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He is a member of one of the first families of Northwest Coast carving. His grandfather Mungo Martin, his father Henry Hunt and his brothers Richard and Tony Hunt Sr. are all artists of international stature. Stan was born in 1954, at the time when his father and grandfather were at the Royal Museum of British Columbia, reviving the art that had been prohibited by the Canadian Government for nearly 70 years. Stan Hunt is a member of the Hamatsa society and dances in the potlatch ceremonies for the Hunt family.
Stan Hunt apprenticed under his father in 1976, who first required him to make his own carving tools. Over the next three years, Stan learned knife techniques, carved ornamental plaques and assisted his father on six totem poles. In 1980, he and his brother Richard Hunt restored a 65-foot pole that had been created by his father for the Montreal Expo in 1967. In the fall of 1998, Stan returned to continue restoration work on the pole.
Stan Hunt carved his first totem pole in 1982 – a commission by author Jean Auel (The Clan of the Cave Bear and continuing series). He is equally renowned for his miniature totems and masks, and has produced limited edition prints and bronzes. Stan’s interpretation of the Kwaguilth style is starkly traditional. Only traditional tools – the adze, straight knife, and curved knife – are utilized; no power tools or sandpaper are used. The images are original but with traditional roots in the stories of the Kwaguilth people. His masks, totem poles and graphic original paintings are collected for their craftsmanship and authenticity. Stan's work can be found in museum and private collections around the world.
Born on 1954 in Fort Rupert, BC. Nationality is Tsakis Kwaguilth
1998 Limited Edition Bronze Totem Pole
1996 "The Gathering", Cover image for calendar
1994 Limited Edition Bronze Moon Mask
1982 Totem Pole, commissioned by author Jean Auel
1978 Mask, commissioned by German National Museum
1977 Set of 4 limited edition prints