CURRENT EXHIBITION

JOHN VAN DER DOES

Sacred Geometry

August 3 ~ September 10


3rd Friday Gallery Night August 19

 5-7PM, LIVE at 6PM @canalstreetartgallery

About the Show

Canal Street Art Gallery presents: The John van der Does Sacred Geometry solo show. Sacred Geometry is the artist’s first solo show. It features paintings of brightly colored abstract mathematical designs inspired by the yoga tradition of the yantra. The solo show is on view from August 3rd through September 10th.


The public is invited to Yoga With The Artist, on Friday, August 5th, from 5:30 to 6:30pm for a unique gallery event. The event is free and space is limited. Participants may use the gallery to practice their yoga postures together with the artist. Van der Does will share his practice, which includes studies in Sanskrit, the use of mantras, and yantras, in meditation. Please bring your own yoga mat. 


In this exhibit van der Does explores the use of sacred geometry as meditation and a personal spiritual path. The show also includes sketchbook drawings and the artist’s newest work with zen circles. A yantra is a precise geometrical design that visually expresses the yoga practice. Mantras are sounds that verbally express the vibrations of a yantra pattern. There are many mantras and yantras in Hinduism, each is associated with a personified deity, as well as possessing its own significance and usage. 


Van der Does’ work is similar to the colors and patterns of Hilma af Klimt’s abstract paintings which garnered much attention at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City in 2018-19. Like van der Does, her paintings grew directly out of her spiritual practice and reflected an effort to articulate mystical views of reality. 


John van der Does, Based in Andover, Vermont, is a lifelong Yoga practitioner and teacher. Van der Does completed yoga teacher training at Sivinanda Yoga Camp in Val Morin, Quebec. He has studied Sanskrit at the American Sanskrit Institute. Most recently, he has taught at Studio Time and Space, in Springfield, Vermont. Van der Does’s yoga practice includes study of the Hindu liturgical language of Sanskrit, the physical discipline of asanas, or postures, the verbal use of mantras, and the visual practice of drawing yantras. 

Artworks in the Show

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john-van-der-does-triangles

John van der Does

Sunburst

2010

Ink and marker on paper

8 x 8 in

$300

John van der Does

Triangles

2017

Ink and marker on paper

8 x 8 in

$300

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john-van-der-does-turning-around

John van der Does

Outer Dimension Friends

2010

Ink and marker on paper

8.5 x 11 in

$250

John van der Does

Turning Around

2022

Ink and marker on paper

8 x 8 in

$300

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john-van-der-does-yantra-with-sanskrit-alphabet

John van der Does

Yantra and Praise to the Divas

2021

Ink on paper

19 x 24 in

$800

John van der Does

Yantra with Sanskrit Alphabet 

2021

Ink on paper

18 x 18 in

$1500

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john-van-der-does-spiral

John van der Does

After Agnes Martin

2015

Graphite and pen on canvas

22 x 30 in

$600

John van der Does

Spiral

2022

Ink and marker on paper

5 x 5 in

$250

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john-van-der-does-blue-and-red-turning

John van der Does

Confused

2010

Marker on canvas

5 x 4 in

$90

John van der Does

Blue and Red Turning

2021

Ink on paper

6 x 6 in 

$80

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john-van-der-does-starburst

John van der Does

Gate

2015

Ink and marker on paper

10 x 8 in

$150

John van der Does 

Starburst

2010

Ink and marker on paper

7 x 5 in

$100

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john-van-der-does-gita-for-mother

John van der Does

Venus of Willendorf

2010

Ink and marker on paper

7 x 5 in

$70

John van der Does

Gita for Mother

Watercolor and ink on paper

7 x 15 in

$2500

john-van-der-does-hearth
john-van-der-does-wheels-within-wheels

John van der Does

Hearth

2010

Graphite on paper

8 x 10 in

$200

John van der Does

Wheels within Wheels

2016

Ink on paper

5 x 9 in

$90

john-van-der-does-may-all-beings-be-happy-and-free
john-van-der-rdoes-afraid

John van der Does

May All Beings be Happy and Free

2010

Ink on paper

22 x 18 in

$2000

John van der Does

Afraid

2020

Graphite on paper

5 x 4.5 in

$40

john-van-der-does_-sarmoung-images

John van der Does 

Sarmoung Images

2010

Ink and marker on paper

19 x 20 in

$800

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