"The Mountain, the Night and the 49"
Bob Boyer, "The Mountain, the Night and the 49," 1988, oil and beeswax over acrylic on canvas. Collection of Phillip Gevik, Toronto.
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Opening September 20, 2008
On September 20, the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina opens Bob Boyer: His Life’s Work, the first major retrospective for one of the leaders in contemporary Aboriginal art in Canada. Before his untimely death in 2004, Boyer created a comprehensive legacy of painting stretching back 25 years — including his seminal blanket series of large-scale, politically charged representations of northern Plains symbology and contemporary references. Developed in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, the show will tour nationally.