Rotating Group Exhibitions of New Works by Gallery Artists
February 21 - March 30
David Ellingsen and Dolf Vermeulen
April 4 - 23
Opening Reception with the artists in attendance is on Saturday,
April 6, from 2 to 4 pm
David Ellingsen’s photographs speak to the relationship between humans and the natural world. With these
large-scale images, at once attracting and confronting the viewer, Ellingsen multiplied his own body within expansive,
liquid environments and let intersections form their foundation - intersections of observer and participant,
emotion and cognition, individual and communal, human and nature.
Getting outside makes Dolf Vermeulen happy. It gives him a fresh perspective, energizes him and makes his problems feel insignificant. Using his camera he captures these feelings and passes them on in the form of a photograph. His work reminds people to slow down, reconnect with nature, and let the little things go. To enjoy the moment, protect our wilderness, and look forward to the unknown.
May 23 - June 13
Opening Reception with the artist in attendance
is on Saturday, June 1st, from 2 to 4 pm.
Artist Talk: 2:30 pm.
"Life is More Glorious Than Photographs"
January 31 - February 19
OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE IS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, FROM 2 TO 4 PM
Artist Talk: 2:30 pm.
"Life is More Glorious than Photographs" addresses the notion that photography is the most “true” representation of
three-dimensional space in two dimensions. In this series of paintings, Valerie Raynard continues to explore scenes of her beloved
West Coast, using photography to inform the work while seeking to enrich the visual experience with dimensions of memory and emotion
far beyond what a photographic lens can achieve. Using broader perspectives, strong foregrounds, and powerful colours, the paintings
create intense, immersive encounters with these familiar landscapes.
The title of the exhibition comes from the artist David Hockney, who has said that photographs homogenize space and thus discourage "active looking".
HOLIDAY SEASON GROUP SHOW OF NEW WORKS BY GALLERY ARTISTS
December 12, 2018 - January 15, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION WITH SOME OF OUR ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE IS ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th, FROM 2 TO 4 PM.
We are celebrating this Holiday Season with an exciting variety of the newest works by our outstanding gallery artists.
It is a perfect time to enjoy the range of styles and techniques, from realism and figurative works to impressionism and abstraction.
New paintings by Andrew Benyei, Marie-France Boisvert, Jane Bronsch, Chris Charlebois, JG Freedman, E. Andrea Klann, Kim La Fave, Chris Langstroth, Soizick Meister, Pim Sekeris, Beatrix Syjuco, Marleen Vermeulen, James Wiens, Andy Wooldridge.
Photography by David Ellingsen and Dolf Vermeulen. New sculpture by Reinhard Skoracki, Trinita Waller, Andrew Benyei.
JANE BRONSCH, "New Works"
November 15 - December 10, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE IS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, FROM 2 TO 4 PM
A Vancouver-based artist, Jane Bronsch holds Masters Degree in Fine Art. She has been successfully exhibiting her work nationally
and has her paintings in many private and corporate collections.
"With my life-long passion for visual arts I have never been too appreciative of talk around it. I am a believer in an non-expert eye. Nothing can teach you to admire, dislike or remain indifferent to what you see. Some history around the piece or the artist could be entertaining at times, but will not help your soul feeling touched by it.
Your eye stopped and the process has begun. The slight impulse pulled out of your memory a similar scene, familiar warmth, a momentary emotion, and you are reliving it again.
That is all I am hoping for. Enjoy if you do. I certainly had while working on it." Jane Bronsch
"The Taught Ignorance"
October 18 - November 6, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE IS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th, FROM 2 TO 4 PM
Reinhard Skoracki was born in Germany in 1942 and immigrated to Canada in the early 1990's. He studied at the Alberta College of
Art And Design and received his BFA from the University of Calgary in 1997.
Reinhard Skoracki exhibits nationally and internationally including the 2015 'NordArt' (Germany), the largest exhibition of contemporary art in Europe, the Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, the museum of Fine Arts in Ostrava, Czech Republic, the WG Kunst in Amsterdam, the Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
His work has been published in 'New Art International' (Book Art Press, NY, 1998), 'Artful Jesters' ( Nicholas Roukes, 2003), 'The Sculpture Reference Illustrated' (Arthur Williams, 2005), among many other publications.
Reinhard has completed numerous large scale commissions in the recent years, including an outdoor donor recognition piece for the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta, a 17 foot tall outdoor sculpture of the University of Calgary, Alberta, and two multi-media installations for the Alberta Investment Management Corporation in Edmonton, Alberta.
"De Docta Ignorantia" is also the title of the philosopher Nikolaus von Kues' main work which translates to "The Taught Lesson of Ignorance", which is a paradox in itself. Relating to my sculptures where many questions are asked but not answered with the underlying provocative thesis that true knowledge abides in the consciousness of ignorance. As Socrates already said:
"I know that I don’t know". And Karl Popper added: "And not even that!".
Art can offer great visual pleasure, combining qualities from reality and imagination, criticism and humour. The artist decides to reform reality from his personal point of view, portraying dreams and conflicts of today's life and culture; an investigation into the human condition as an individual and in larger social structures".
September 20 - October 4, 2018
Dolf Vermeulen is a young self-taught photographer residing on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
He has called this place home ever since his family moved to Canada just a year after he was born in England.
Dolf has been fortunate to visit and experience 20 countries to date, all of which has left him with valuable insights and memories.
Dolf finds it very exciting to shoot different scenes and learn how to highlight the unique characteristics of new environments.
The exhibition will feature Dolf's reflections of Beautiful British Columbia as well as impressions of his travels through Island and Norway.