Large crowds gather at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to witness the official opening of the Urban Thunderbirds: Ravens in a Material World exhibition. This is even is a milestone courtesy of the western civilization and current changes. This event features the main actor such as Coast Salish, Rande Cook, and Francis Dick. This exhibition signifies the existence of cultural practices in the modern world. The artists resemble native people who employ tactful ways to relay information. The artists use art skills to elaborate cultural practices in the contemporary world. The Ravens in a Material World is a beautiful collection of art gallery. The exhibition uses an illegal western culture. The exhibition has different territories. One territory has Dylan Thomas and lessLIE Sam. Another territory has Coast salish. The territory of Kwakwakwak and Rande Cook has modern representations.
The Urban thunderbird exhibition makes an illustration of the cultural practices in contrast to practices in the contemporary world. The varied approach in this art gallery pay tribute to the cultural communities of Coast salish and kwakwakawakw .The artists employ personal narrative themes in the social integration. This artist in the exhibition symbolizes the urban nations.
The recent activisms employ the natives using moniker Idle No More who represents the inhabitants’ artist. People perceive the collection of works to signify the challenges of tradition in the face of modernity. The commercial art gallery illustrates a dead end of traditional practices. This is because art serves as the aim of ancient colonies and fails to demonstrate the intention of culture. The artists do not focus only on selling the art to make money but on the creative spiritual aspect.
This art gallery uses faces that share the same mouth. The same mouth is symbolic to the unity of the First Nations. The different eyes symbolize the various visions in the political circles. The mouth has a design that symbolizes the boldness of Idle No More. The word Idle No More symbolizes the Northwest Coast First Nations.
Rande Cook and Francis Dick use of woodcarvings and paintings symbolize the cultural practices in the ancient period. People at this era wore traditional regalia and tatters as the street urchins. Francis uses beautiful paintings that are personal and capture the universe. Francis intertwines the paintings with text and audio clips to enable a deeper meaning in the art gallery. The intertwined piece gives a transcending experience since the colors become intense and the paintings become three-dimensional. The traditional life is limiting and Francis chooses to abandon that life. The art gallery employs different accents, paintings, and audio. For instance, the portrait of the suicide victim brings sorrowful memories in the artistic exhibition.
This exhibition applies transformative elements of cultural to signify the decadence of the western culture. Most multinationals have built their empire on the cultural land such as the Coast Salish land. The use of multinational logo in the art gallery shows the relationship between the natives towards the practice of corporate branding.
The artist, Rande, wears a coast portrait mask and poses for a photo in a major city that has tourist attraction. Rande can recall purchasing jewelers in Italy. He later attends a photo session in the Vatican. This instance symbolizes the artist challenging religious power. Additionally, the artist challenges the cultural traditions and political factions.