Robert Davidson: Thinking Abstract

A Solo Exhibition

Stonington Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of work by renowned contemporary Haida artist Robert Davidson, in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum—“The Abstract Impulse”.

The exhibit at the SAM will be Davidson’s first major United States museum exhibition, but his history with Stonington Gallery goes back over twenty years. Acknowledged as one of Canada’s premiere artists, Davidson uses the ancient formline design of the Haida people to create utterly contemporary abstract works. This exhibition focuses on works on paper, where Davidson’s mastery of elegant, sweeping lines and bold color is most evident.

Learn more by reading the exhibition catalog at the bottom of this page.

Exhibition Dates:

November 7, 2013 - November 30, 2013

Involved Artists:

Robert Davidson

Featured Works

Acknowledged as one of Canada’s premiere contemporary artists, Robert Davidson (Haida name Guud San Glans, or “Eagle of The Dawn”) uses the ancient formline design of the Haida people to create truly modern works.  Davidson has been a key figure in the Northwest Coast Native art renaissance. His great grandfather was the famed Haida artist Charles Edenshaw (1839-1924) whose iconic works were produced throughout the era when Native arts, languages and ceremonies were painfully silenced by the Canadian government. Edenshaw is recognized by many scholars as one of the finest traditional artists in modern history, and will be honored in a comprehensive exhibition this winter at the Vancouver Art Gallery, concomitant with Davidson’s Seattle Art Museum exhibit.

Digital exhibition catalogue: