Robert Davidson-Progression of Form

August 27, 2015

Robert Davidson is one of Canada’s most respected and important contemporary visual artists. He is of Haida and Tlingit descent and is a leading figure in the revival of Haida art and Culture. In partnership with the Gordon Smith Foundation and Gallery, the BRC is making significant contributions to Robert Davidson’s first solo exhibition in the lower mainland in over a decade.

Robert Davidson: Progression of Form explores Davidson’s latest work within the context of contemporary Canadian art and the artists' cultural and artistic history. Although Davidson’s vision emerges from tradition, he pushes the boundaries of representation, striving for a universal artistic experience. Many of the artworks in the exhibition tend to abstraction while showing deep respect for traditional Haida expression––it is in this intersection we see the progression of form.

Working with the Gallery and PhD studetnes form SFU's School of Interactive Arts and Technolgoy (SIAT), the Bill Reid Centre has aided in the producion of various media used in the creation of an exhibition catalogue and a mobile app that tours this one of a kind show.  

The mobile app can be found on Google's Play Store and on Apple's App Store by searching "Gordon Smith Gallery."