Don Chase’s Exhibition, Expressions in Colour is on display this summer in the Jill Dyall Community Gallery.
Don Chase is a Native Canadian artist, born in Port Hope to Ojibwa parents, originating from the Alderville First Nation’s Reserve on Rice Lake. Being a First Nations person raised in an Anglo-Canadian environment, Don began to see the modern world through Native eyes at an early age, it is this perspective that fuels his creative process to this day.
Don feels his work is modern abstract with Native themes and tones. His working mediums have changed constantly over the years. One thing that has stayed constant in Don’s work is his vision of heaven, earth and the connection of all that “is” and how they relate to each other, he describes his work this way:
I try to create a spiritual connection with the person viewing my work, it’s not necessarily a religious thing, but I want to interpret my inner most emotions that live inside all of us. I’m compelled to express how I feel and present it in a bold manner. I think this makes for interesting art work …..
Don’s talent has taken him across the country displaying his pieces in a number of art shows and exhibits, including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. His works have been exhibited in a number of art galleries and shows throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.
Station Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Dyall Hutton Family Fund at Durham Community Foundation.