Touch and Fire
An exhibition by Larry Cohen
Opening reception Th Jan 14, 7:00-9:00pm
Artist in attendance | Free admission
Exhibition continues to Feb 7, 2016
Pottery is sometimes useful, sometimes beautiful and at its best both useful and beautiful. Clay registers every touch. Touch is a gesture expressing the character of a particular place, time, person and purpose. Then there is Fire.
I fire my ceramic work to 1260°C. The kiln at that temperature creates its own sometimes unpredictable effects on the glazes. The work consists of wheel thrown and slab built functional and sculptural ceramics that achieves their individual identity from the kilnfire and the unique circumstance of a handmade object. It is an important aesthetic principle for me that the work manifest that only clay could have succeeded in bringing it to life.
Illustration: “Black and Blue Vase” by Larry Cohen
An exhibition by Olga Campbell and Larry Green
Opening reception Th Feb 11, 7:00-9:00pm
Artists in attendance | Free admission
Exhibition continues to Mar 6, 2016
There is so much in the world that is hidden. People hide things from others and from themselves, adopting layers of masks and veils. When we put obstacles in the way of seeing the world as it really is, we hide not only the shadows, but also the light. When we acknowledge the shadows, then we are able see the light.
Most of the really profound and rewarding things in life are hidden.
"That which is not known, that which is not seen." | The gap or the space in between is one of these things.
The silence between words, the space between musical notes, the moment in between moments.
There is magic in the space between. | Within that gap is infinite potential and dynamism.
Illustration: Olga Campbell "Hidden in Blue"
30”x 22 1/5” digital photo collage
I particularly like the hidden as it begins to disclose itself; as it begins to emerge. This is the territory of epiphany. What was once obscured; suddenly is revealed. This is expressed metaphorically by objects partially obscured by fog. A foggy landscape has a particular dreamlike quality to it. Shapes are indistinct and therefore invite the viewer in, in an attempt to give the scene some definition. Alternately, the viewer can rest in the soft tranquility of the scene rather than be overwhelmed by a landscape crowded with detail. As McLuhan noted, cool mediums require the viewer’s engagement for the image to be completed…it is a co-creation between the artist and viewer. Larry Green
Illustration: Larry Green “The Floating World” 30” x 20” photograph
Winter Paintings: the Figure in and on the Landscape
An exhibition by Ian Penn
Th Mar 10, 7:00-9:00pm
Artist in attendance | Free admission
Exhibition continues to Apr 3, 2016
This work of Winter Paintings has its foundation in the genre of a Figure in the Landscape. As an active skier, and artist, I was struck by the sensation of being a figure, immersed in and traversing a landscape as compared to the external image others would have of me, the traditional figure, in the landscape. I began creating diptychs, using the backdrop of the mountains around Whistler, to explore this relationship, the size, of the mountains as compared to our embodied experience of it.
Landscape painting demands a scale: for me, the human figure, in relation to that landscape provides the scale. I am drawn to this relationship and have tried to explore this within these works. It is the relational space that we occupy, especially in a grand landscape, with our body the measure of that experience, that I have tried to explore here.
Illustration: Ian Penn “Upper Whiskey Jack figure” oil on linen 24” x 16” “Upper Whiskey Jack landscape” oil on linen 24” x 36”
CALLS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
Call for Submissions for a group art exhibit
Open to all visual artists to accompany ‘Festival Ha’Rikud – A Tapestry of Cultures.’
Media: drawing, painting, mixed media, fibre art and/or photography.
Theme: diverse cultural aspects of Israel. All of the artwork, chosen by a jury, will be displayed at the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery May 12-29, 2016.
Application deadline: Fr Mar 11, at 4 pm.
Gallery exhibits 2015/2016
If you are a professional artist and are interested in applying for a solo or group show, please contact Gallery Director at email@example.com . 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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