Enpaauk Andrew Dexel
July 4 to August 2 2008
Enpaauk Anrew Dexel is a young emerging artist from the Nlakapmux Nation. His painting style mixes graffiti style with North West Coast design creating figurative and abstract images that speak to resistance and renewal. His beginnings as a graffiti artist is central to his style and since his switch from walls to canvas three years ago he has brought this energy from the street into his paintings. His work was featured in the Kamloops Art Gallery's exhibition Shazam earlier this year. His work is also featured at the Native Winds Gallery in Honolulu and has been published in Blood Lines Magazine. Gratitude will feature his original paintings on canvas
"My work relates my spiritual path; my journey. I express the inspiration lovingly given to me through teachings and stories from my elders and mentors. My work embodies the powerful visions that I have been given through these teachings. I am grateful.My work is a modern expression embodying the symbolic abstract inspired by my home: Coast Salish Territory."