Indigenous artist and filmmaker Dana Claxton launches new book at North Vancouver's Polygon Gallery on September 5

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      Artist and filmmaker Dana Claxton will present her new self-titled book at a launch and signing at North Vancouver's Polygon Gallery on September 5.

      Claxton--who won a 2020 Governor General Visual and Media Arts Award--is known for her work in film, video, photography, and performance art that investigates the body, the socio-political, and the spiritual within realms of Indigenous beauty.

      "This book consolidates our understanding of Dana Claxton’s dominant and recurring themes," reads the event info, "—Indigenous history, culture, beauty and spirituality. While Claxton’s art often alludes to the destructive legacy of colonialism, it also celebrates the resurgence of First Nations’ presence and contemporary identity.

      "With her expansive and genre-defying practice—photography, videos, mixed-media installations, text works, performances and curatorial work—she continues to critically reimagine the space of the gallery to be accessible for wider Indigenous audiences and to uphold new understandings of beauty."

      For more info visit the Polygon Gallery website here.