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Rod Charlesworth, an exhibition of new work, October 3- 15
British Columbia’s Rod Charlesworth presents his 15th solo exhibition with the West End Gallery, opening Saturday, October 3. 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 3 with artist in attendance from 1 to 4pm. Rod Charlesworth’s exhibition continues through October 15. All artwork is subject to presale. Please direct inquires to our Victoria gallery location.
W.H. Webb, an exhibition of new work, October 17- 29
Alberta artist W.H. Webb presents an exhibition of new work, opening Saturday, October 17. This exhibition with Webb celebrates 30 years with the West End Gallery. He often describes his landscapes as “painterly realism”, using acrylic paints in a manner reminiscent of the traditional school of watercolourists. While his paintings may be viewed as topographical landscapes, they are intellectually developed with the inter-related elements of space, form, colour, line, unity, and rhythm. His work reflects the beauty, mood, and endless horizons of the vistas and mountains of Alberta. Join us for the opening reception Saturday, October 17 with artist in attendance from 1 to 4pm. W.H. Webb’s exhibition will continue through October 29. All artwork is subject to presale. Please direct inquires to our Edmonton gallery location.