NEW WORKS 2016
MAY 14 - 27
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 14, 1-4 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 11, 1-4PM
ARTIST WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
APRIL 9 - 22, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 9, 1-4PM
This solo exhibition features new works by Rick Bond. Bond was born in Victoria but currently calls Vernon, BC, home. This selection of new works showcase his coastal landscapes and city scenes. Bond's distinctive and refined style reduces form to its essentials to heighten the importance of line and colour in his work.
February 11 - 25, 2016
Opening Reception February 11, 7-9pm
An exhibition of new works on paper by contemporary artists including Meghan Hildebrand, Luke Ramsey, Morgana Wallace, David Antonides, Caitlin McDonagh, Shuvinai Ashoona, Kudluajak Ashoona, Ningeokuluk Teevee, Barry Hodgson and Tim Pitsiulak.
This exhibition celebrates the variety of styles and diversity of artists from coast to coast to coast creating works on paper.
Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory
Toona Iqalik was born in 1935 near Baker Lake, where he lived and worked for most of his career. With over 40 years of experience carving, he is most recognized for his rounded abstract carvings of people. However, figures such as muskox, birds and bears were also characteristic. His children, Johnny, Louie and Camill are also well known carvers. Since the 1960s, Toona has had numerous exhibitions across North America and the United States as well as in Europe and England.
"Through my travels I have always been drawn to isolated places. In the past these were physical geographical parts of the world I have experienced. Now I find myself going inward, areas of spiritual and emotional isolation that I find disturbing and fascinating. I find recording the former on board or canvas much easier than the latter, but that only adds to the attraction."
Gary Merkel is a well established ceramic artist that splits his time between Victoria and Montreal. He has exhibited throughout North America. His work is held in private and public collections around the globe, including the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Gary is known for the sculptural quality of his work and the masterful play of different glazing techniques.