Gallery

From the Deck : View and Re View

Ian Penn
Exhibit continues to April 28

This work arose from a process of observation and mark making from a small deck, using these plain air studies for synthetic painting in the studio, and then returning to the same space to draw again with more focus. Press replay. View and Review. It is not novel process. Cezanne painted the same mountain repeatedly. This level of engagement resulted in a body of work that surprised me.

ILLUSTRATION: R 20 From the Deck – Re View. 20 51 x 92 cm Diptych Oil on linen

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Poetry & Art in the Gallery

Celebrating Ten Years Together

Tu Apr 30 7:00–9:00pm

The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective, the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant invite you to celebrate ten years of collaborative work. We have been bringing poets to honour the often awe-inspiring work of artists in the gallery for ten years. On the evening of April 30th all poets and artists will come together to help us mark this incredible relationship. This night will be a fundraiser for the gallery, and will feature10 artists & 20 poets.

The artwork and beautifully printed copies of each poem will be available for sale. We will also have a commemorative book from the works. All proceeds will go to support the gallery.

We would like to thank Yosef Wosk for his unwavering support over the years, which has helped to keep the poets work alive.

ILLUSTRATION (detail): Jack Rootman – “Pallet” 24” x 30” acrylic on canvas


#SeasonsAtZack

Group show various artists

Opening Reception
Th May 9, 7:00-9:00pm
Artists in attendance | Free admission
Group show featuring Instagram artists of all levels celebrating Festival Ha’Rikud with the theme of “Seasons.” Artists will present images previously posted on their Instagram accounts or images created just for the exhibit. Reproductions in different sizes and finishes will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the exhibition will go to the Zack Gallery.

Poetry Evening – Th May 16, 7:00-9:00pm

HOST: Rosemary Nowicki 
POETS:  Winston Le, Laura Farina, Candie Tanaka, Jennifer Zilm, Mary Duffy, Amanda Wardrop

There will be an open mic time when the audience will have an opportunity to write and read poems relating to the exhibit.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant


Conjunction

Ira Hoffecker

Opening Reception
Th Jun 13, 7:00-9:00pm
Artist in attendance | Free admission
Exhibit continues to July 21

My work examines the relationships between people and cities by responding to constant change, reconstruction and restoration in the urban landscape. Decay, erasure, covering, revealing and rebuilding are part of my painting practice. I see my process of covering as a metaphor for forgetting and suppressing the past. The process of revealing and sanding the surface alludes to a process of remembering and reconciling historic events. Places are overlaid with multiple histories, layers of paint cover and obscure but each coat is also informed by the previous layer.

ILLUSTRATION (detail): “Conjunction” 40” x 60” acrylic on canvas

 

Poetry Evening – Th July 11, 7:00-9:00pm

HOST: tba
POETS:  Natasha Sanders-Kay, Bonnie Nish, Lara Varesi, Daniela Elza, Rosemary Nowicki
MUSIC: Linda Szentes

There will be an open mic time when the audience will have an opportunity to write and read poems relating to the exhibit.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant


Ancient Writings in Contemporary Contexts

Ken Hughes

Opening Reception Th July 25, 7:00-9:00pm
Artist in attendance | Free admission. Exhibit continues to Aug 25
Inscriptions – texts expressed formally or otherwise in different alphabets or languages – are a major source of inspiration for my paintings.
The aim of the collection in this exhibition is to visually express texts related to Jewish beliefs and culture, most in the Hebrew alphabet or transliterated Hebrew using the Roman alphabet. Writings have been selected from Psalms, Jewish writers, composers, or citizens. For
example: Franz Kafka, Leonard Bernstein, or victims of the Holocaust.

ILLUSTRATION (detail): 2. ‘Psalm 122:7’ – Acrylic on wood panels ,18”x48”


CALLS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Gallery exhibits
If you are a professional artist and are interested in applying for a solo or group show, please contact Gallery Director at gallery@jccgv.bc.ca. 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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