North Star: The Art of Lyle Wilson
Lyle Wilson has been an important figure on the Canadian art scene for more than two decades. He is a Haisla artist from Kitamaat Village in Northern British Columbia. Wilson has always been conscious and appreciative of Haisla art and developed his own individual graphic style after studies at the University of British Columbia for art education and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design for visual arts. For many years, Wilson maintained his studio in West Vancouver, producing extraordinary works on commission and for sale, as well as for the benefit of his home community. The focus of this retrospective exhibition is on Wilson's diverse artistic practice with an emphasis on his labour intensive paintings on paper, wood and canvas, which explore various themes and imagery.