If you haven't seen this show yet, make a point of going. Lawrence Paul Yuxwelupton is a Vancouver artist of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent. His current exhibition, 'Unceded Territories', at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC "confront[s] the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples and the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights to lands, resources, and sovereignty".
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, "Scorched Earth, Clear-cut Logging on Native Sovereign Land. Shaman Coming to Fix" 1991 acrylic on canvas
This is powerful work, with glowing colors and amazing energy. The political context is a strong current in his work over several decades. Here's a short video with the artist speaking about his work.
If you haven't seen it yet, go now!
Lawrence Paul Yuxwelupton
Until October 16, 2016
Museum of Anthropology at UBC
6393 NW Marine Drive