Shane Perley-Dutcher is a Wolastoq mixed media artist from the Neqotkuk Wolasqiyik (Tobique First Nation) in New Brunswick. He trained at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, earning a Diploma in Natives Art Studies and Jewellery Manufacturing. Shane draws his design inspiration from Wolastoqiyik traditional knowledge and contemporary aesthetics. Shane uses natural materials such as birch, cedar, spruce, ash, copper, silver, gold and platinum to create unique lines of jewellery and one-of-a-kind sculptures. Shane gathers his traditional materials for his art because it maintains his connection to the land, and entails an important part of his creative journey. This exhibition will present recent work by the artist.
Curated by Emma Hassencahl-Perley and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.