David Wilson, a Vernon, BC-based Sylix First Nation artist, will exhibit paintings based on the exploration and contemporary interpretation of traditional narratives and cultural symbols of the Okanagan First Nations’ people.
After the exploration of West Coast and Plains First Nations’ art forms in his early artistic career, Wilson started to draw inspiration from his connection to the Okanagan First Nation art. He studied pictographs in historic publications in local museums, various First Nations art books and on-line. In the later stages of his artistic practice, Wilson has developed his own unique style, combining vibrant colours and linear forms within a circular picture format.
His art work continues to draw from the stories of his Okanagan First Nations heritage and culture with an emphasis on the meaning, symbolism, and contemporary context of his work.