Don Maynard – “Following the Afterthought” – 2015

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Don Maynard – “Following the Afterthought”

Newzones is pleased to present “Following the Afterthought”, a solo exhibition by Don Maynard.

“Following the Afterthought” brings together works created with multiple layers of mylar and acrylic ink. Visual information is intentionally obscured to create a palimpsest of visual conversations. Although Maynard’s work is rooted in an abstract and a minimalist aesthetic, water and landscape imagery inform the pieces. These works are part of a series that references the movement of energy. Maynard’s painting is a rich exploration of markings and gestures. His paintings become carefully built up surfaces – layer upon layer of texture – revealing subtle traces of symbols and graphic iconography. Various traditional and industrial materials create his highly textured surfaces.

Maynard has exhibited across Canada and the United States since 1990. His work is in the collection of The Department of Foreign Affairs, University of Toronto, and the Canada Council Art Bank to name a few. He has been the subject of a half hour segment of “Adrienne Clarkson Presents” produced by the CBC. Maynard has been featured in articles by many publications such as Canadian Art Magazine and the Globe and Mail.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 2-4PM. Exhibition runs from Saturday, September 19, to Saturday, October 17, 2015.

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