We are pleased to welcome Canadian artist Maynard Johnny, Jr. (Penelakut/Kwakwaka’wakw) to the gallery for a live painting demo on Saturday, August 17. He will be working on pieces that will make their debut in his exhibition in September, and this is a fantastic opportunity to watch the artist at work and to preview next month’s show.
Free to attend.
Maynard Johnny Jr. was born April 4, 1973 in Campbell River, British Columbia. He is of Penelakut (Coast Salish) and Kwakwaka’wakw descent and has been designing Native art since the age of seventeen. His paintings and serigraphs exemplify the gracefulness of the Coast Salish two-dimensional design system. Being more of a painter than a carver, the elegance of line and boldness of color in Maynard Johnny Jr.s’ art has made an important contribution in bringing these ancient forms into the contemporary realm. Johnny’s work has been strongly influenced by Robert Davidson, Susan Point, Mark Henderson and Art Thompson.