Equinox Gallery is delighted to present Omnibus, an exhibition of new works by Sonny Assu. In this exhibition, Assu is continuing to explore the way that language and myths can straddle multiple cultures and times by bringing together comics from his childhood and Assu’s classic pop culture sensibility with a Kwakwaka’wakw twist. The comics are all chosen for specific reasons — you can often find Indigenous references, for example Batman goes to Alaska and meets a Shaman, or a story focused on Warpath, an Apache Native American character and X-Men member. Assu has painted over the grid of comic books using bright colours and highlighting Indigenous ovoid and formline elements traditional to his culture. Assu’s conceptual influence for this body of work includes the work of Tim Rollins + K.O.S., Andy Warhol, and traditional Kwakwaka’wakw artists.
For a list of available works, please contact the gallery at (604) 736-2405 or info@equinoxgallery.com.

Sonny Assu

Sonny Assu

Sonny Assu (Ligwilda’xw of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nations) has been recognized for his mashups of Indigenous iconography and popular culture. Through a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, prints, large-scale installations and interventions Assu’s work maintains a profound connection to past traditions while speaking to pertinent issues of our time.
Assu’s work is included in numerous major public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver), and the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2021, Assu received the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, awarded every two years by the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana – the home of one of the finest collections of Indigenous art in the world.

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Etienne Zack
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May 15, 2021 - June 12, 2021
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Bobbie Burgers
Natural Disorder

November 19, 2020 - December 19, 2020
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Shawn Hunt
The Beginning of Something

October 10, 2020 - November 14, 2020
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Summer Exhibition
Gallery Artists

July 28, 2020 - August 29, 2020
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Renée Van Halm
Holding Pattern

January 18, 2020 - February 15, 2020
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Gathie Falk
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September 7, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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BC Binning, Devon Knowles and Renée Van Halm
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September 9, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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Some Drawings
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March 9, 2019 - March 30, 2019
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Takao Tanabe
A Major Exhibition

January 17, 2019 - March 2, 2019
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Ben Reeves
Something Edge

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Angela Teng
A Coloured Image of the Sun

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Gordon Smith
Through the Trees

September 8, 2018 - October 13, 2018
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Jack Shadbolt
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January 20, 2018 - February 22, 2018
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Al McWilliams
Floor Thoughts

December 2, 2017 - January 13, 2018
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Gathie Falk
The Things in My Head

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