DERRYL MAY: HUMAN NATURE
JUNE 15TH - JULY 3RD
oPENING NIGHT fRIDAY, JUNE 15TH FROM 7pM - 9PM
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The calming sound of the wind whistles across your face and through your hair, the distant sound of water dances playfully along the shoreline. You feel the coolness of the earth beneath you and welcome the heat from the sun above. You are not tomorrow or yesterday, but today; here now…”Still”.
The sculptures of Canadian artist Derryl May take the viewer on a journey into self-discovery. Emotionally charged, his figurative style brings awareness to psychological and spiritual states of being in how we connect with ourselves, others and our environment. Impressions of organic textures, subdued earth tones and the binding use of clay as a medium of choice, the artist reinforces our connection to the natural environment. This aesthetic is balanced with a renaissance inspired approach to sculpture; each work displays a balance of expression and body language that provokes emotion and thought.
Derryl received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brandon University in 2008. It was in university where he further explored his passion for art and discovered his love for clay as a sculpting medium. His thesis exhibition “Human Nature” was exhibited at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art in Brandon, Mb. Through inspiration of the Rural Arts Mentorship Program, mentored by Chris Cooper in 2016/2017, Derryl further expanded his themes and generated new works, which culminated into the group exhibition “Path”, exhibited at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. Derryl May lives in Swan River, Manitoba with his wife Laura May and children Dylan and Jaden.