Dempsey Bob: In His Own Voice
DEMPSEY BOB: IN HIS OWN VOICE complements Wolves: The Art Of Dempsey Bob, the touring 50-year survey of the renowned Tahltan-Tlingit artist’s work (on at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum Sep 10 to Nov 20). Instead of scholarly essays by curators and academics, this beautifully illustrated publication features Bob’s telling of his own story through autobiographical anecdotes, personal observations, family and clan histories, and cultural commentary. His words greatly enhance our perceptions of his distinctive masks, panels, jewelry, ceremonial regalia and sculptures in cedar, alder wood and bronze.
Widely available through bookstores, online and at the Audain, Glenbow and McMichael gallery shops.