Stephen Foster is a Kelowna, BC based artist and Associate Professor at the UBC Okanagan. Foster is a video and electronic media artist of mixed Haida and European background. His work focuses on issues of indigenous representation in popular culture and the politics of identity. The main focus of the exhibition Re-Mediating Curtis is the deconstruction of perceived stereotypes of the First Nations people in Canada, specifically on the West Coast of British Columbia. The main focus of Foster’s exhibition is the discourse and critique surrounding Edward Sheriff Curtis’ representation of the West Coast Culture as portrayed in his film titled In the Land of the Head Hunters produced in 1914. The exhibition will consist of an interactive video and audio installation.
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 9th, 1:00pm
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.