‘Northern Wood Cuts’ is a visual arts exhibition displaying wood cut prints on mulberry paper with oil-based ink, self-engraved and printed by Northwest Coast artist Stan Bevan (Tahltan /Tlingit Nation). The show runs from January 15th to February 27th, 2021, in the Upstairs Gallery of the Kitimat Museum & Archives.
Due to COVID, there is no reception for this event. The Upstairs Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Covid-19: Gallery capacity is limited to 3 people and masks are required upon entry to the building. Learn more about the COVID-19 policies the Museum has in place.
Stan Bevan (b. 1961) is an established Northwest Coast artist recognized for his superbly innovative design and his impeccable attention to detail. The nephew of acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit master carver Dempsey Bob, Stan was born to a Tahltan-Tlingit mother and Tsimshian father. He began his training as an artist in 1979 at the Gitanmaax School at ‘Ksan, Hazelton, BC, after which he completed a two-year apprenticeship with Dempsey Bob. Stan subsequently provided Dempsey with assistance on a number of major commissions in the years following, including a 31-foot pole in Ketchikan, Alaska and a 12-foot house post in Saxman Village. By 1987, Stan had a strong grounding in art and culture, having contributed to numerous commissions, educational projects, and ceremonies. He created a totem pole for the University of British Columbia First Nations House of Learning, and in 1992, he completed a totem pole that represented Canada at Expo ’92 in Seville, Spain (later raised at the Kitselas Cultural Centre). Today, Stan’s carvings can be found in major public, private, and corporate collections. He is credited with bringing about a revival of Tlingit art and design. Currently he is a Coordinator/Instructor at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, Terrace, BC.
Artist website: https://www.stanbevan.com/