Transformation Tools: Alutiiq Masks of Kodiak Island - Perry Eaton
February 11 - March 18, 2011
"Transformation Tools: Alutiiq Masks of Kodiak Island" presents the work of Perry Eaton, one of the most well-known and knowledgeable Alutiiq mask carvers in Alaska. Eaton’s cultural involvement goes back to the early 1970’s and recently included him arranging to bring traditional masks from the Pinart Collection in France back to Kodiak for an exhibition and subsequent reawakening of traditional Alutiiq carving. As a result of his deep connection to the reclamation of this mask making tradition and his artistic gifts, the gallery will also be hosting Mr. Eaton as an artist in residence from February 14-18 & 21-22. During this period he will give a public lecture, instruct and interact with students, give demonstrations, and carve and construct a mask in the gallery where his work will be exhibited.
This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Perry Eaton Image Gallery
View a selection of masks in the image gallery.