Articles on the Visual arts, Artists, Exhibitions and some Random Thoughts:
Massey Theatre’s Plaskett Gallery features Sheila Page’s, “The Beach Beneath Our Feet,” Vol. 4, ARTicle 2.
Vincent Massey, of the Massey Report on Canada's arts and culture, is for whom the theatre was named. The well respected, New Westminster born artist, Joe Plaskett, is the gallery's namesake. Both would understand the drama, the intent and the painterly quality of this exhibition. The beach beneath Sheila's feet, as expressed in her paintings, is typical [...]
Graphic Re-Mixing is Mark Johnston's digital art practice. He draws upon mathematics, photography, graphics and sketches as his basic elements in producing single, finished works. Mark explains his art's development by showing me some of his earlier pieces: hand cut, Creative Pro machine-sewn graphics, on fabric. He tells me, "designs need to be speeded up, so I explored 'Paper Cuts.'" His research leads him [...]
Artists' Display Wall 1 My introduction to the Gamma Garage Artists at their 12th Annual Show in April is my pleasure. Here is a dedicated group of artists quietly exhibiting watercolours, pen and ink and pastel drawings, acrylics, oils, collages, and monotypes in Sheila Chowdhury's studio/garage, as lovely Spring events. The Gamma Garage is on Capitol [...]
Number four in my series of ART/icles enquiring into home based art studios, takes me to Marney-Rose Edge's New Westminster home and studio on a lovely, sunny, spring afternoon. Marney-Rose tours me around her extensive garden awakening with summer promise, before re-introducing me to her centrally located main floor studio. I had first seen it [...]
For number three in my series on creative spaces at home, I visit Vancouver's Joy Hanser, full time commercial and studio artist. Joy herself, her home and her studio speak of the storied artistic personality, one that thrives under sky lights in sloped ceilings, negotiates nooks and crannies housing unique objects, and flourishes amidst walls [...]
It is some time since I visited Heather McAlpine in her North Vancouver home, which she and her husband are gradually renovating, so we have a lot to catch up on over tea, but my focus is on her work space and how it works for her. Her studio encompasses about two-thirds of her home's [...]