This was the catalogue to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) from June 22, 2004 to January 30, 2005, and touring from 2005 to 2007.
The Abstract Edge brings together thirty works by Robert Davidson with five 19th century Northwest Coast artifacts. Many of the contemporary works belong to Davidson and have been created specifically for this exhibition; some are on loan from public and private collections. The contemporary works include several paintings on canvas, paper, and stretched deerskin drums; carved and painted red-cedar panels; epoxy-coated aluminum sculptures; and sketchbooks. The historic objects (including painted bentwood dishes and a painted canoe paddle) are drawn from the Museum and other collections. MOA Curator of Art Karen Duffek curated the exhibition and wrote the catalogue, to which Robert Houle also contributed an essay.
- Edited by Karen Duffek
- Essays by Karen Duffek and Robert Houle
- Published in Canada by the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia