Image: Installation view of Hats’adän echo (Elder’s teachings), exhibition at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 2023. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.
Krystle Silverfox: Hats’adän echo (Elder’s teachings)
September 2022– March 2023
Hats’adän echo (Elder’s teachings) (2020) is a series of digital collages by Northern Tutchone interdisciplinary artist Krystle Silverfox, a member of the Wolf Clan of Selkirk First Nation. Two large-scale images from this series are installed on the windows of Evergreen Cultural Centre, visible both within the Centre’s lobby and outside the building. In this artwork, Silverfox layers and assembles archival photographs of her family with digital images and beadwork to create these dynamic compositions. This collision of source material and technologies entwines the past and present, foretelling a future thrumming with energy and possibility. As an urban Indigenous woman, Silverfox uses images of Pelly Crossing, Yukon, and Vancouver, British Columbia—both locations with deep familial and cultural ties—to reflect the complexities of place and the ways that land and identity are interconnected.
Images: Installation view of Hats’adän echo (Elder’s teachings), exhibition at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 2023. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.
About Krystle SIlverfox
Krystle Silverfox is a Northern Tutchone interdisciplinary visual artist belonging to the Wolf Clan of Selkirk First Nation. She art is informed by Indigenous feminism, transnationalism, decolonialism, activism and her own lived experience. Working from these subjects, she draws from a variety of disciplines like sculpture, photography and painting to communicate her ideas.
Silverfox has exhibited her work across Turtle Island. She is short-listed for the 2022 Sobey Art Award; has created commissioned work for Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, and public artwork for the City of Richmond; and was a finalist for the 2021 Yukon Prize for Visual Arts. She currently lives and works on the territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in (Dawson City, Yukon). Silverfox holds a BFA in Visual Art and a BA in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby.