A new art installation by John Wynne in collaboration with Denise Hawrysio is now on display at the K’san Museum.

A new art installation by John Wynne in collaboration with Denise Hawrysio is now on display at the K’san Museum.

New exhibit at K’san Museum

A new art installation by John Wynne in collaboration with Denise Hawrysio is now on display at the K’san Museum with the open house kicking things off tonight, Wednesday May 4th, at 7:30 p.m.

The 2011 exhibition is entitled Anspayaxw and all the participants involved are local Gitxsan K’san curator Laurel Smith said.

“This 12 channel sound and photography installation is one outcome of John’s second project with endangered languages,” she explained. “He worked with linguist Tyler Peterson and artist Denise Hawrysio to record speakers of Gitsanimaax, the indigenous language of the Gitxsan.”

This particular exhibit at K’san features artwork and recordings made in and around Kispiox featuring the voices of Gitxsan speakers Clara and Fern Weget, Bob Wilson, Barbara Harris, Thelma Blackstock and Gary Williams.

However, this is not the installations debut as it was shown at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver for most of 2010 as part of an exhibit called Border Zones: New Art Across Cultures.

While Wynne is currently in Hazelton, he recently arrived from his home in London England and it eager to share his creations.

“He is looking forward to sharing his work with the Gitxsan community and all the local residents,” Smith said.

For more information contact the Museum at 250-842-5544 or visit www.ksan.org.