Transforming Spirit: The Cameron/Bredt Collection of Contemporary Northwest Coast Art
September 19, 2015 – February 15, 2016
Transforming Spirit tells the story of Jamie Cameron and Christopher Bredt and their passionate commitment to art from Canada’s Northwest Coast, showcasing work by twenty-eight of the region’s most celebrated artists. Among the featured works are rattles, blankets, bentwood boxes, a totem pole, and works on paper. There are also many examples of an object important for its expressive qualities—the mask, a form for communicating the importance of nature, animals, and human beings, as well as imagined characters, which 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