FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace Gallery North’s newest exhibit takes us inside the mind of artist Halet Bassett as she explores her mixed heritage with Matrilineal.
Bassett’s background is Métis and Eastern European, which is represented through pieces utilizing Metis beadwork and Matryoshka dolls.
“It’s very, very different and unique,” said gallery coordinator Richard Bell. “For Peace Gallery North, It’s not often we get a lot of sculpture and kind of like more textile work and stuff like that.”
Matrilineal opened last Friday and will be on display until August 28th.
Bassett completed her BFA in Visual Art from Emily Carr University last year and is a part of the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council Artist in Residency Program.
According to Bassett’s website, she started as a painter and now focuses on sculpture, installation and social practice.
“Her visual work explores how time, place, family histories and personal traumas converge as formational aspects of the self,” reads Bassett’s biography on her website.