Don Maynard: Swimmers


Don Maynard: Swimmers

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB - To Nov 17

by Robin Laurance

These new mixed-media works are based on stills from a video Don Maynard created in 2017. The original work focused on some two dozen swimmers in a local pool and alluded to Syrian refugees fl eeing by boat across the Mediterranean. An interdisciplinary artist based in Kingston, Ontario, Maynard uses oil paint and encaustic to augment digital prints developed from his video stills, extending the refugee references to include conditions of our shared humanity.

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