Levi Nelson, who we’ve been unashamed fans of since first encountering his work (and through his brilliant instagram takeover for us), has earned a place among the masters. His recent piece, “Nations in an Urban Landscape, 2019” , has been acquired as part of the Audain Art Gallery’s personal collection.
On Thursday March 12, Nelson shared the news via his Facebook page:
About a year ago I pointed at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler and said, “one day my art is going to be in there.” My wish came true today, years before I ever imagined it would. To be amongst artists that I admire like Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Sonny Assu, Shawn Hunt, Jack Shadbolt, Jeff Wall, Beau Dick, and many others is a tremendous blessing. I am in no way comparing my work to these masters, but it is a privilege I must acknowledge.
“Nations in an Urban Landscape, 2019” is now a part of the Audain collection and I am extremely proud of this accomplishment! To quote Lucian Freud, “Sucess is 20% talent and 80% hard work” words I’ve guided my art practice with since I entered the halls of Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Thank you, thank you, thank you!