April 15, 2012

Kesu: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer

Kwakwaka'wakw artist Doug Cranmer was a mentor, teacher and an inspiration to his students. He was a modest man, preferring to have his artistic skills known as "whittling" or "doodling", however, his understated pieces are known today among Northwest Coast collectors as influential works of art.

Currently on exhibit at UBC's Museum of Anthropology is Kesu: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer. The exhibition displays a wide range of Doug's work in two and three dimensions in wood and paint, including totem poles, bentwood boxes, a canoe and the iconic 'Abstract' painting series on mahogany plywood. The exhibition has been curated by Dr. Jennifer Kramer, who has written an accompanying book, which is available at the gallery.

The exhibition will run until September 3, 2012.

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