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With humor, kinetic innovation and expansion of traditional and contemporary forms, Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas challenges the divide between contemporary and so-called “Native Art”. Drawing from influences on both shores of the North Pacific, the artist confronts the tension he identifies arising from historic racism in the ‘Western Art World’, and addresses the seminal issues of our time.

Meddle captures Yahgulanaas‘s artistic process and philosophy as he creates a re-purposed, car-hood art piece for the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, BC, expanding his "Coppers from the Hood" series. Individual pieces from this series are now in permanent collections at Institutions like: the British Museum, London England; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Peabody Essex, Salem Massachusetts; the Glenbow, Calgary Alberta; and the Denver Art Museum, USA.

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