AUGUST 11TH, 2018


Bending Rules is a collection of paintings created by some of the most talented and accomplished artists of this generation. These brilliant works represent an emergence of artists that have spent years mastering the cultural styles of their ancestors, but yearn to bring their creative expressions in line with their places in the world today.

Facing a new world filled with technology, color, connectivity and change, they have stepped outside the traditional boundaries of the art of the Northwest Coast developed by countless generations before them.

The artists contributing to this collection tell their own stories about cultural identity and express unique perspectives on the traditions that guide them. They reach out to the intersections of past, present and future, allowing them to bend the rules of established artistic styles and to create playfully, intentionally and freely.