Beau Dick / Early Works

The Winter 2020 issue brings together, in a photographic portfolio, fourteen works created by celebrated Kwakwaka’wakw artist and activist Chief Beau Dick, Walas Gwa’yam, between 1978 and 1980. He was at the time in his mid-twenties, and the works offer a unique glimpse into his artistic development. The pieces were purchased one by one, as he made them, by a single collector, and were exhibited together for the first time at Fazakas Gallery in Vancouver, BC, in the spring of 2019. The desire to keep the memory of this important collection together, and to offer insight into the heart and mind of their maker, inspired this folio in The Capilano Review.

Special thanks to Fazakas Gallery for collaborating with us on this feature.

Order Issue 3.40 to view the full collection of Beau Dick’s Early Works and read accompanying interviews by Colin Browne with LaTiesha Fazakas, Alan Hunt, and Cole Speck, as well as new writing by Linnea Dick.

All photographs by Alex Gibson and prepared for press by Rachel Topham Photography. Images and captions courtesy of Fazakas Gallery.

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