Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, SOLO 3

May 3rd - May 24th, 2014 - Vancouver Gallery

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Opening date: Saturday, May 3rd. 2-4 pm. Show extended until May 31st
Red: A Haida Manga Book Launch: Saturday, May 3rd. 4:30 pm.
ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE


Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas makes the inaugural debut of his latest Under the Hood series, an evolution of the internationally exhibited and collected Coppers from the Hood for SOLO 3 opening May 3rd at the Douglas Udell Gallery Vancouver. The new series continues to explore fetishes and marks the beginning of a study of the sacred geography of multiple genders using bi-lateral Hoods finished with precious metals. The first works in this metal series blend male and female topographies and include new interactive and aural components. Yahgulanaas will also introduce new works on paper from an ongoing series from 2011. The full sheet watercolour and graphite works retain their original vibrant colours, with a shift to a narrative exuberance of earlier manga explorations revolving around a singular reoccurring character. For more about this artist, click here.


Image details: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, 2013-11-26 Coppers from the Hood Series, Mixed Media on Platinum Foil Car Hood, 22 x 54 x 2.5 in., 2013.

Please join Michael for a special book launch for his graphic novel, Red: A Haida Manga. Following the opening reception of SOLO 3, the book launch event will include a reading presentation and signing at the Douglas Udell Gallery in Vancouver on Saturday. May 3rd at 4:30 pm. Red: A Haida Manga is an innovative graphic novel by Yahgulanaas that mixes Haida imagery and the Japanese manga styles to form a completely unique retelling of a classic Haida oral narrative.

The hardcover edition of Red was nominated for the Bill Duthie Bookseller’s Choice Award, a Doug Wright Award for Best Book and a 2010 Joe Schuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Cartoonist. It was also an Amazon Top 100 book of 2009. Paperback copies of Red are now available to own in trade paperback at the Douglas Udell Gallery.



Press:

Vancouver Sun: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas finds sex under the hood
The Peak: Haida artist combines First Nations and Japanese manga forms

 



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