This solo exhibition showcases the recent work of contemporary Native American painter and muralist Yatika Starr Fields, and comprises a series of 15 oil paintings on canvas, created specifically for Rainmaker Gallery. Yatika will be travelling to Bristol this month for an artist reception and talk on 25 July, and will also be attending Upfest – as the first Native American artist to participate in the street art festival. He will be creating a large-scale mural for the enjoyment of everyone in the city. His paintings pack a visual punch through intensity of colour and movement. Works like his ‘River Edge’ (see featured image) avoid the linear and perspectival views of much of Western art in favour of an immersive visual field of vivid whirling shapes, echoing the vibrancy of life that we see and feel around us. His works have a directness and confidence that produce heightened senses in the viewer, as if on a wild ride through an urban cityscape or plunging deep into the natural world to see its underlying strength.