February 3 - 17
Madrona Gallery is pleased to present new works from Corrinne Wolcoski. Her latest collection focuses on the remote fjord, Rivers Inlet, north of Vancouver Island. Wolcoski has an endless fascination with the beauty and drama of the sky and how it interacts with the mountains and water: "Inspired by the West Coast and its many incredible cloud formations, my paintings are a direct response to the silent beauty of light penetrating the darkness which brings a sense of calmness to all it envelops. Living in an urban setting with limited living and breathing room, art is my escape to a place of calm. My love of space and simplicity comes out in the images I create in my paintings."
Wolcoski has partnered with the Nature Conservancy of Canada for this exhibition, a non-profit organization who helped her gain access to the remote location, and she hopes that her depictions of the fjord will "bring an awareness to the public about its fragile state and the importance of protecting it for the future." As a part of this partnership, a portion of all sales will be donated to the Nature Conservancy, who have already conserved 1,130 acres of ecologically sensitive land in the Inlet.