Scott Jensen: Facing the Coast

A Solo Exhibition

Scott Jensen (Non-Indigenous, Adopted Tlingit) returns to the gallery this fall with a new body of work in sumptuous alder and cedar. This exhibition will have a special focus on masks, a medium that allows for Jensen’s serene faces, smooth knife-finishing and subtle hand with pigments to shine through.

From Jensen’s artist statement:

“Living close to the land has always been the most important connection in maintaining the inspiration that keeps me focused and moving in the direction I am interested in pursuing. If one takes the time to sit quietly and observe the natural world, putting aside the artificial environment of the modern world, the mind opens to search places one would otherwise never go. To create the pieces I want, I need to try to go to a place and a time that does not exist any more, with the exception of the natural world and the culture as it exists today. I need to understand the animals and their habits that I am representing in my carving, and I need to stay in touch with the spirit of the land in the Pacific Northwest. With this set of masks I wish to illustrate the remarkable ability to capture realism within the abstract with this refined and expressive art form created by the Native people of the Northwest Coast.”

Read the exhibition catalogue online by clicking on the catalogue cover at the bottom of the page. To order the print catalogue, please email or call the gallery.

Exhibition Dates:

November 6, 2014 - November 30, 2014

Involved Artists:

Scott Jensen