Spiderman widens his web
September 07th, 2017
Taking its title from a body of work by Sonny Assu, depicting Spiderman in a traditional Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw style, When Raven Became Spider was a contemporary art exhibition at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina curated by Vancouver-based Gitxaala/British artist and writer Leena Minifie.
The subsequent book When Raven Became Spider (ARP $14.95) documents that exhibition and also extends Minifie’s research into supernatural characters in Indigenous art and modern comic superheroes.
There are commissioned artwork by Jolene Yazzie, essays by Indigenous scholars and contributions by Jennifer Matotek (Foreword), Antonio R. Chavarria, Dr. Lee Francis IV, Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée, Joi T. Arcand, Sonny Assu, Julianne Herney, Shaun Beyale, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Jeffrey Veregge.