CONTEMPORARY NORTH II
FEATURING NEW WORKS BY: SHUVINAI ASHOONA, TIM PITSIULAK, NICOTYE SAMAYUALIE, NINGEOKULUK TEEVEE
NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 5
OPENING RECEPTION: NOVEMBER 21, 1-4 PM
October 29 - November 12
Madrona Gallery is pleased to present Toronto based artist Sean Yelland’s first solo exhibition in Victoria, BC. Yelland’s paintings are often a paradox of masterful technique set against mundane or un-picturesque subject matter. This tradition continues in Homeless Romantic, a collection of new works exploring the romanticism of transience against the desire for home.
Clayton Anderson was born and raised in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Inspired by iconic Canadian painters such as Emily Carr and Lawren Harris, Clayton's paintings demonstrate a strong understanding of composition as well as a subtle yet luminescent rendering of light. His work evokes a distinct power of place.
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.
Kapil Harnal started his career in Montreal and now calls Toronto home. His current work is focused on the idea of winter as part of the Canadian identity. Through his series of figurative charcoal and oil paintings, Harnal captures the subtle elements that bring joy in a harsh environment. Over the last decade Harnal has exhibted throughout eastern Canada.