Artist David Hewson has traveled far from his Piedmont home, having worked and studied water gilded paintings in New York, Switzerland, and Italy. In 2001, Hewson traveled in India and was captivated by the influence of ancient mythology. It was in India that he was introduced to Ayurvedic cleansing, an ancient healing technique that aided him in losing weight and improving his health. Back home, his experience led him to visit an Indian shaman that was traveling in North Carolina, whom he followed to Peru.
You can see Hewson’s new show, The Road and the Wilderness: Paintings and drawings from the Peruvian Amazon , which opened February 13th at Adam Cave Fine Art in downtown Raleigh. Meet the artist and see a slide show at 6:30 pm on February 25th. The slides and lecture will cover his two years in the remote Peruvian jungle, from the native cuisine and communal maloca housing to the art inspired by his time with a people far removed from civilization as we know it. Hear also how that culture is increasingly threatened by the impact of industry and the global market.
The artist has been bearing witness to gross environmental contamination resulting from oil drilling in the jungle; abuses by multi-national corporations that have gone under-reported world-wide.
David will give a slide presentation on his past two years living in Iquitos on the banks of the Amazon; a place where mythological spirits are still part of daily life. Indian legends, shamanistic healing and ancient plant medicines are the inspiration for David’s recent artwork now on display in the gallery.
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Click HERE to preview the entire exhibit, on view through March 10th at our downtown gallery on Hargett Street.
The Peruvian Amazon:
Beauty and Destruction
Adam Cave Fine Art
115-½ East Hargett Street, 2nd Floor
Raleigh, North carolina 27601
phone: (919) 838-6692
Fax: (919) 838-6693