The following shows are currently on exhibit at Two Rivers Gallery in our main Canfor galleries. Visit Two Rivers Gallery to view these great exhibitions before they close! Check out the exhibits in our Rustad Galleria as well.
January 18 - April 1 2018
Lori Goldberg. Reconstructing Nature III, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 24" x 36"
Like a wall, fences keep people, animals, or things apart from each other, control access, or prevent escape. A fence can be an invisible boundary built from assumptions, preconceptions, cultural differences, and bias - or a friendly boundary born of respect. In the face of a resurgent global nationalism, fences and walls have particular connotations. We're inviting BC artists to consider the power 'fences' have over our behaviour and the different types of physical or metaphoric fences that exist politically, socially and personally. Artwork by artists working in a range of media will be selected from across the province.
January 18 - April 1 2018
Mitchell Wiebe. What're Friends For Part IV, 2004. Oil on canvas.
Rainbows, unicorns and other figures populate Halifax artist Mitchell Wiebe’s paintings. As wry embodiments of humour and kitsch, they declare the artist’s deep commitment to the imagination. While he draws from art movements that include symbolism and surrealism, Wiebe ultimate aims to lose himself to a deeply intuitive approach to painting. The world that emerges through these large paintings offer an irreverent, revelrous and sometimes raucous spectacle, in which the viewer might lose themselves in turn.
March 15 to May 6, 2018
Maureen Faulkner. December 364, 2016. Watercolour on paper.
On January 1st, 2016, Prince George artist Maureen Faulkner committed to paint an artwork per day for the duration of the year. She determined the size of her paintings would increase by an inch in both height and length each month and that she would compose a piece of automatic writing to accompany each work. Faulkner shared her paintings digitally through her social media channels and invited followers of the project to mail her objects that she could feature in her paintings. This multidimensional body of work has been an exercise in commitment, daily reflection, and communication.
July 27 - Spring 2018
A circle of logs standing on their ends, pointed towards the sky, recalls the forests that surround the city of Prince George. David Jacob Harder constructed this sculptural-installation using a single fir tree that has been sectioned and sawed in half. The interior of the logs face outward, exposed, while the rounded-bark-covered side faces inward, hidden from initial view. At the center of artwork is a wooden bench that can be accessed through an opening in the circle. From the vantage point of the bench, the work appears to shield one from the surrounding urban environment. As much as Standing Split may function as a space for solitude, it also represents an investigation into the relationship between the forest and the city.
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