A canonical figure in Native American art history, Alex Janvier has maintained a 50-year artistic practice that fuses aboriginal traditions with modernist abstraction.
Influenced by Kandinsky and Klee, his murals and works on paper, canvas and linen explore the Dene geo-cultural landscape of his northern Alberta home with a combination of Indigenous iconography and contemporary realities within a personal aesthetic that is universal in reach his works reference an ancient past, recent Indigenous history, and his own experience of colonization.
Janviers synthesis of pictorialism and abstraction embodies a conceptual and
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: ROUNDHOUSE PUBLISHING GROUP
- Publication Date: 27/04/2017
- ISBN: 9780888849427