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Edmonton’s Irene Klar presents a solo exhibition of new work in acrylic and watercolour, opening Saturday, September 17. Inspired by the Indigenous Peoples of the West Coast, her paintings are steeped in cultural expressions of humanity. Klar’s paintings are abundant with bold colour and intricate attention to textures and textile patterns. A prominent fixture in her works, the canoe is more than just a vessel carrying her blanket wrapped figures. As her style evolves closer to abstraction, the canoe is deconstructed to its linear elements, rich with grace, vitality, and hope.
Join us for the opening reception Saturday, September 17 with artist in attendance between 1 and 4pm. Continues through September 29. All artwork subject to pre-sale.
Dana Irving presents her first solo exhibition at West End Gallery. Born in Prince George, Dana spent her formative years in nature. Her appreciation and wonder at the natural world has taken her across the country, from the wild West Coast to the rugged Rocky Mountains, the prairies and beyond, Dana’s inspiration comes from the diverse beauty of the landscape. Four years of fine arts education has also nurtured her artistic talent and includes experience in Classical painting and life drawing, Chinese brushwork, Interior Design, Graphic Design and photography. Now living and working in Vancouver Dana has immediate access to nature. In a city where nature cannot be ignored she captures what she sees with a playful yet discerning eye. Ancient old growth forests, emerald rivers, rolling seas and sweeping skies all find themselves at the tip of her brush. Join us for the opening reception Saturday September 17 with artist in attendance from 1-4pm. Exhibition continues through September 29. All artwork subject to pre-sale.
British Columbia’s Rod Charlesworth presents his 16th solo exhibition with West End Gallery, opening Saturday, October 1. While acknowledging his education and technical training in Fine Art at the Okanagan University College in Kelowna, Rod largely considers himself self-taught. His vibrant patches of colour, the rugged terrain of the Western landscape, and snowy rinks with children at play capture a uniquely Canadian cultural identity. In this latest collection of paintings Rod has departed from his previous colour palette by making one small change to his under-painting, producing dramatic effects, resulting in fresh and vibrant new landscapes. “What initially inspired me to paint was how we all see the world differently. I wanted to create my own visual language that could be used to portray the Canadian landscape in all of its rugged subtleties.”
Join us for the opening reception Saturday, October 1 with artist in attendance between 1 and 4pm. Exhibition continues through October 13. All artwork subject to pre-sale.