THE POST IMAGE CLUSTER PRESENTS: DANA CLAXTON

 

Claxton © Dana Claxton

 

The Post Image Cluster is pleased to present an artist talk by Dana Claxton. Join us 12pm to 1pm, Thursday, Oct 12th, 2017, in the Milieux Resource Room, 11.725, 1515 Saint-Catherine St W. For more details, click here.

Dana Claxton is a critically acclaimed exhibiting artist and film/videomaker. She is recognized as a leading Lakota First Nations contemporary artist and cultural liaison in Canada and the United States. She works in film, video, photography, single and multi channel video installation and performance art. Her practice investigates beauty, the body, the socio-political and the spiritual. Her work has been shown and collected internationally. She has received numerous awards including the VIVA Award and the Eiteljorg Fellowship. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Art, Art History and Theory at the University of British Columbia.

Claxton was born in Yorkton Saskatchewan and her family reserve is Wood Mountain, Lakota First Nations located in Southwest Saskatchewan.  Her paternal Euro-Canadian Grandmother taught her how to harvest and preserve food and her maternal Lakota grandmother taught her to seek justice.

 “Dana Claxton’s work is aesthetically innovative, brilliantly written and expertly paced. The thrust of her practice is political, spiritual and social, making it an essential contribution not only to the field of media art, but generally, to a more honest sense of history.” Jason St. Laurent, 2002