Blu Smith "No Thru Traffic"

10337 - 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

May 6, 2018 until May 17, 2018

The West End Gallery is pleased to present “No Thru Traffic” a solo exhibition of new work by internationally recognized Vancouver Island artist Blu Smith, opening Sunday May 6.

The artist will be in attendance at his reception on Sunday May 6 between 1-3pm. Trained as a realist and a sign painter, Smith says that he became dissatisfied with pure realism and “once abstraction came around… the skies opened”. His paintings are thick with texture and alive with colour and the incredible luminosity that is his hallmark. He attributes the shift in his paintings from pure abstraction to landscape-based abstracts to his lushly forested surroundings in North Saanich, BC. Bursts of colour lead the viewer into his paintings to a point that seems to emanate light, the last thing to be added to Smith’s paintings through a combination of colours and applications designed to pull out the illuminated feeling and create an instantaneous response in the viewer.
 
“Light is very important; it creates the power in my work. When that luminosity comes through, it just makes it pop.”
 
Exhibition continues through May 17. All Artwork subject to pre-sale.

Getting Colder

We are Stardust

Like Water

The Great Wide Open

Like a Dream

West Coast Silhouettes

The Ladder Rung

Thorns

Vanishing Point

Dawn will Rise

Synapses

Dancing With the Tornado

Edmonton, AB

Established 1975

10337 - 124 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T5N 1R1

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Phone: +1 780 488 4892
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Email: art@westendgalleryltd.com

Victoria, BC

Established 1994

1203 Broad Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 2A4

Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am to 5:30 pm Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

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Email: art@westendgalleryltd.com

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