Catalogue to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia from June 22, 2004 to January 30, 2005, and touring from 2005 to 2007.
“The Abstract Edge brings together thirty works by Robert Davidson with five 19th century Northwest Coast artifacts. Many of the contemporary works belong to Davidson and have been created specifically for this exhibition; some are on loan from public and private collections. The contemporary works include several paintings on canvas, paper, and stretched deerskin drums; carved and painted red-cedar panels; epoxy-coated aluminum sculptures; and sketchbooks. The historical objects (including painted bentwood dishes and a painted canoe paddle) are drawn from the Museum and other collections. MOA Curator of Art Karen Duffek curated the exhibition and wrote the catalogue, to which Robert Houle also contributed an essay.”
CM, OBC, RCA
Tsahl Eagle Clan
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.
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