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Works from exhibition DON MAYNARD-Blue River
Don Maynard - Blue River #5, 2005 Don Maynard - Blue River #7, 2005

Installation Shots
Don Maynard   
December 01, 2005 - December 24, 2005
Opening Reception: Thursday December 01, 2005 from 5-7:30pm

Newzones is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by DON MAYNARD.

Blue River Series, an installation of ninety small paper works, is a meditaion on the emotional and psychological meanings of rivers to people. Inspired by the coast of Newfoundland, these works explore the relationship between human consciousness and the movement of water. Each individual piece reveals an intuitive understanding of the gestures, thoughts and emotions rivers elicit in the human psyche. When grouped together, the diversity of the individual is evident and the whole becomes a metaphor for human experience.

Don paints with encaustic, a centuries-old technique of working with molten waxes. His paintings become carefully built up surfaces - layer upon layer of texture - revealing subtle traces of symbols and graphic iconography. He explains his process for Blue River Series:

"During my time in Newfoundland, I started a group of paper works with languid flowing lines carved into a thick field of white beeswax, which I [then] filled with pure ultramarine pigment. This [is] a new direction in my work both aesthetically and technically."

Born in Toronto in 1955 Don Maynard has exhibited across Canada and internationally. His work is in the collection of The Department of Foreign Affairs, the University of Toronto and the Canada Council Art Bank. He was the subject of a half hour segment of "Adrienne Clarkson Presents" produced by the CBC in 1998.