Virtual Exhibit Opening & Interview with the Artists

Doherty - Resistance

Beyond the Surface

Works by: Olga Campbell, Janice Beaudoin, Dorothy Doherty, Jane McDougall, Ellen Pelto

JULY 8 – SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

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Five women attended an art workshop in the summer of 2019. They layered, collaged, painted, made marks, worked hard and enjoyed the process. These mixed media paintings are the result, and the materiality and process are evident in the work. The resulting pieces have a sense of history and mystery: there are things hidden, then revealed, and then hidden. Many reference things ancient, with layers of images seen and unseen. In art, as in life, it is worthwhile to look beyond the surface.

Image (detail): ”Resistance” by Dorothy Doherty, 2018, mixed media on panel, 20”x 20”


In what has been a time of strange isolation, our lives have been truly upended. As a result, we are compelled to view the world in new and different ways.

As a means of sharing this experience with one another, The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery at the JCC of Greater Vancouver is creating What We See: Moments and Stories from the COVID-19 Pandemic, a series of stories told through narratives and photographs that will showcase the way in which members of our community are looking at the world right now.

The series will include photographs by people who have been, or continue to be, isolated at home, and stories about those images and the experiences individuals have had during this time. To accompany the images and narratives, an experienced photographer will be sent to take photographs of the participants from outside their Call For Entry – What We Seehomes – through windows, or from the street. The photographs taken of the photographer-subjects will accompany the image they’ve taken themselves and the story that accompanies it.

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Gallery exhibits
If you are a professional artist and are interested in applying for a solo or group show, please contact Gallery Director at The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery’s mandate is to exhibit visual art (drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media) by professional visual artists in the Jewish community and/or art with a Jewish theme.

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