Indigenous artist, Brian Jungen has been celebrated for transforming basic consumer items into evocative objects, rich with humor and meaning. A member of the Doig River band of the Dunne-za Nation, he uses unexpected materials to challenge the influence ethnography has in forming cultural identity.
In 176 full-colour images, this book is the first to chronicle his compelling oeuvres; his provocative mask series from deconstructed Nike Air Jordan sneakers, in relation to global commodity flows and the politics of resistance. The book captures his early sculptures to recent large-scale installations.
Brian Jungen was educated at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Concordia University and the Banff Centre for the Arts. He lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia, and exhibits internationally.
Artist: Brian Jungen
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN number: 978-1553651345