Transforming Spirit: The Cameron/Bredt Collection of Contemporary Northwest Coast Art
September 19 2015 – January 10 2016
This exhibition offers viewers an opportunity to assess a range of aesthetic qualities inherent in the work created by indigenous artists of the Northwest Coast.
Among the works featured in the exhibition are bentwood boxes, rattles, blankets, a totem pole, and works on paper, all by well-known artists, as well as many examples of an object important for its expressive qualities— the mask. This last object serves as a form for communicating the importance of nature, animals, and human beings, as well as imagined characters that are at the core of many First Nations cultures.
Ken Mowatt (born 1944)
Raven at the River Mist, 2003
birch, red cedar, copper, feathers, ermine tufts, deer hide, acrylic paint, string, 76.5 55.5 x 22.1 cm (30 1/8 x 21 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.), with stand: 78.5 55.5 x 22.1 cm (30 7/8 x 21 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.), Gift of Christopher Bredt and Jamie Cameron, 2014.6.31
Photography credit: Craig Boyko