Nocona Burgess honors Native American subjects in his paintings

Nocona Burgess | New Work: Homage #TCCannon
Show Opens: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Special Artist’s Reception: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Location: Bonner David Galleries

After incorporating his own style into his traditional paintings, Nocona Burgess feels a connection to them as well, and sees his paintings as a way of saying ‘thank you to Indians for their sacrifices’. Nocona’s work this season pays homage to one of his influences, T.C. Cannon.

Along with his artist’s reception, Scottsdale Gallery Association will be holding a Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk on February 28th, paying homage to Native American artists.

Nocona Burgess Native Artwalk

Kicks IronThis Thursday, February 28th, on Main street is Scottsdale’s Native Artwalk. In celebration of the rich culture and long standing tradition of fine art among Native artsts, Bonner David Galleries will be featuring the work of Native artist, Nocona Burgess.

Burgess is a Comanche from Lawton Oklahoma, from a family consisting of several artists, which specialize in many forms of art. Considering his close relationship with art all throughout his life, he feels it was inevitable that he would one day become an artist himself, it is in his blood. 

Burgess uses his own personal, contemporary style to depict traditional subjects and old portraits. He feels the act of  painting these images and looking them over for hours at a time, allows him to connect with the subject matter and “is a way of saying thank you to them for all of their sacrifices.”

Burgess’ show will open on February 28th, during Native Artwalk from 6-9pm. Make sure to come down to the gallery to see the beautiful and unique work of Nocona Burgess.