Gus Cook Solo Exhibit
The complex techniques of repoussé (hammering relief from the reverse) and chasing (refining the design from the front) are difficult to master. Used with precision and skill, they work brilliantly with the traditional art forms of the Northwest Coast. Haida Master Bill Reid produced the first jewelry using these techniques in the 1960’s.
Gus Cook culminates six years of repoussé study and practice for his impressive first solo exhibit. A variety of Kwakwaka’wakw characters are brought beautifully to life in this exceptional collection of sculptured jewelry, a medium that has been a symbol of wealth, status and wearable art for two centuries.
Please join us in celebrating Gus Cook and his stunning interpretation of traditional Northwest Coast Jewelry.