Dempsey Bob
New Works

Dempsey Bob
New Works

Dempsey Bob’s distinctive masks, boxes, and sculptures are striking for their hallmarks. Smooth and seductive surfaces, voluptuousness of form, and expressive shifts in proportion are unique to his oeuvre. Ian Thom, senior curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, remarks on Bob’s inventiveness and prowess as an artist: “The plasticity of the carving is striking: it is deep, with fluid lines, almost as if Bob had carved butter rather than wood. It would be a mistake, however, to dwell on the technical skill of the piece, because the power of this and all Bob’s work comes from the strength of his imagery.”

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Dempsey Bob, Taken, 2016

Dempsey Bob, Bear Vessel, 2017

Dempsey Bob, Beaver Woman, 2012

Dempsey Bob, Listen to the Frogs, 2018

Dempsey Bob, Listen to the Frogs, 2018

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Dempsey Bob, Bear Chief’s Box, 2017

Dempsey Bob, Bear Chief’s Box, 2017

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Dempsey Bob, Strong Man, 2019

Dempsey Bob, Frogs Talking, 2017

Dempsey Bob, Eagles and Bears, 2017

Dempsey Bob, Eagles and Bears, 2017

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