June 8th, 2015 | Comments Off on Exhibition at Centre A Gallery: We Are Woven Through with Strangers and Strangeness

I visited Centre A gallery to see their latest show, We Are Woven Through with Strangers and Strangeness, featuring work by Richard Heikkilä-Sawan, Deborah Kisiel, Bianca Lee, Ceri Richards, and Risa Yokoi. This is a group show of installation work by emerging artists recently graduated from Emily Carr University and UBC.

I am very inspired by the work in this show, especially the three installations featured here (there are actually five).

Exhibition at Centre A gallery
Exhibition at Centre A gallery
Wall-mounted ceramic text piece by Deborah Kisiel.

Exhibition at Centre A gallery
Exhibition at Centre A gallery
Interactive installation of thread by Risa Yokoi.

Exhibition at Centre A gallery
Exhibition at Centre A gallery
An organically sprawling soft sculpture by Ceri Richards.

We Are Woven Through with Strangers and Strangeness continues at Centre A gallery until July 4th, 2015.

April 13th, 2015 | Comments Off on Magnificent Paper Work by Peter Combe

San Francisco artist, Peter Combe, has a show at Back Gallery Project for the next few weeks. I attended the opening last Thursday and was completely mesmerized by the work.

He creates a mix of portraits and abstract work from hundreds of small circles punched from colourful paint chips, which are placed at an angle to the surface of the piece. The pieces look completely different depending on the angle you view it from, and the colours and tones shift. They are fascinating to look at, and each viewer moves around in front of the work.

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

The portraits are subtle and the full effect doesn’t come across in photos as it does in person.

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

The show continues until May 9th at Back Gallery Project, so don’t miss it.

February 26th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

While the rest of North America is buried under oodles of snow, the West Coast glories in an early spring and an abundance of flowering trees. The downside though is that some of these trees are flowering weeks or a month too early, and that part is alarming. I worry for the long term health of these lovely trees.

Spring flowers in February

Spring flowers in February

Spring flowers in February

Spring flowers in February

Spring flowers in February

Spring flowers in February

I love spring.

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