Jan Wade - Soul Power
|Jan Wade E.a.
|Information Office/ Vancouver
The book 'Jan Wade: Soul Power' both honours and documents Jan Wade's compelling but underrecognized practice, which reflects her lived experience as an African Canadian person of mixed cultural heritage. Comprising mixed media assemblages, paintings, sculptural pieces, and textiles made from found or ready-made objects and recycled materials, her art explores the places and practices of her ancestors alongside contemporary political concerns and social movements such as Black Lives Matter. 'Jan Wade: Soul Power' accompanied the exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The show presented a survey of the artist’s rich body of work from the 1990s to the present and marked the first solo exhibition by a Black female artist in the 90-year history of the Gallery.
|160 p, ills colour, 12 x 17 cm, pb, English