Spirit Wrestler Gallery > In Collaboration with Lewis Tamihana Gardiner
In 2007, Preston worked with Maori jade carver Lewis Tamihana Gardiner on a collaborative exhibition celebrating the continuing art and cultural exchange between the Pacific Northwest Coast and the Māori from New Zealand.
The Spirit Wrestler Gallery of Vancouver, BC, presented the remarkable exhibition Fire & Water: Pacific Visions in Jade and Glass, featuring an outstanding assembly of unique sculptures. This collection represented a series of collaborative and individual creations by two leading contemporary master artists, Preston Singletary and Lewis Tamihana Gardiner. This is the first time these two very different media have been brought together in a cross-cultural exhibition. The resulting blend of diverse materials and designs is inspired and has surpassed all our expectations.