Kicked in the head by a buffalo
New works by Linus Woods
Sept 23 - Oct 13All works are available immediately.
While continuing to draw inspiration from the legends and stories of his ancestors, this new collection of paintings from Linus Woods include works incorporating a contemporary, abstracted painting style that often lifts the work out of historical context, giving it a freshness that allows it to sit comfortably with both traditional and modern works of art.
Linus Woods's most recent series are charming and whimsical paintings of Canadian wildlife. Many of these have wonderfully inventive titles, often taken from the artist's own experience (perhaps real, or imagined). The title of the show is taken from the writing on the back of one of the paintings, Kicked in head by a buffalo, Linus has written 'ever since that time I got kicked in the head by a buffalo, KFC tastes awful.' The progression of his style apparent in the current body of work, shows a growing confidence in composition and paint handling.
A Dakota/Ojibwa from the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba, Linus Woods (b.1967) is primarily self-taught, but has studied art at Brandon University. His work has been featured in a number of exhibitions throughout Canada and the U.S. and is also included in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.