Monday, March 29, 2010
Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery is presenting a unique show based on the drawings and sketches of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun from the past thirty years. Titled Neo-Native Drawings and Other Works, this exhibition includes a variety of studies and preliminary drawings. This show runs from March 19 to May 16, 2010.
Yuxweluptun, a Salish/Okanagan artist, graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 1983. He has since achieved international acclaim with his surreal and abstract interpretations of Northwest Coast aesthetic systems. Exhibitions of his work have been held in Taiwan, Paris, Zurich, Portland, and throughout Canada. For anyone that is at all familiar with Yuxweluptun's work, this show provides the opportunity to see a different side of the artist. Similar to the drawings of Da Vinci (which are at the Vancouver Art Gallery right now), or any established artist for that matter, sketches and studies explicitly reveal raw talent and intimate details. In many ways, they are more educational and entertaining than the finished product!