Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery is presenting a significant 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 sketches, which often led to full-scale paintings. This show runs from March 19 to May 16, 2010.
Yuxweluptun 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.