Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse


  • Medium: softcover
  • Size: 11 × 9 inches, 104 pages
  • Reference Code: RDBOOK-2013

Catalogue to accompany an exhibition curated by Barbara Brotherton and on view at: the Seattle Art Museum from November 16, 2013 to February 16, 2014; the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian from April 12, 2014 to September 28, 2014.

Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse features paintings, sculptures, and prints created since 2005, as well as key works from earlier in the artist’s career, that show Davidson’s impulse toward an elemental language of form. Three essays investigate the complex fusion of sources Davidson draws upon, placing his work in the larger context of modern art, and examine the ways in which the work mediates the dualities of tradition and innovation, the spheres of the community and the gallery, and the personal and the collective.”

  • Edited by John Pierce
  • Essays by Barbara Brotherton, Sheila Farr, and John Haworth
  • Published by the University of Washington Press, Seattle and London

The limited edition serigraph “U and Eye” (2013) celebrating the exhibition and Robert’s 67th birthday is also available.

Other available artwork you might like by Robert Davidson:

Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson



Tsahl Eagle Clan

(1946- )

Robert Davidson is one of the most decorated Canadian artists today. He has received such prestigious awards as the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.