Exhibition dates: Saturday, March 5 – March 30, 2016
Click here to download the press release.
Opening reception: Saturday, January 30, 2 – 4pm
Exhibition continues until February 27th.
An exhibition in celebration of Otto Rogers’ 80th year and his influence on contemporary abstract painting into the 21st century. Born in rural Saskatchewan in 1935 and now living in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Rogers has been exhibiting actively since the 1950s. Central to his practice is the notion that art can present “motion and stillness simultaneously” and that opposing elements of a painting need to be worked into “an order that will sustain them as a whole and pure thing”. He has kept in motion the idea that making art can be a spiritual endeavour and the results sublime.
Image: “Four Seasons in a Landscape”, mixed media on panel, 36″ diameter.
“Ross Penhall’s Vancouver, Surrounding Areas and Places That Inspire”, published by Random House, is now available at the gallery and online.
A collection of 120 paintings by renowned artist Ross Penhall that celebrates the identity and spirit of Vancouver. Also included are paintings of inspirational places across Canada, the US and Europe, including the California Coast, the Prairies and the Italian countryside.
Standing Still: Photographs by Danny Singer is currently on view at the Denver Art Museum in Colorado, USA, until May 22, 2016.
From the press release:
Singer questions that notion of emptiness by revealing subtle, living landscapes of quirky buildings and ordinary people going about their business. Every funny sign, open door, and child on a bicycle has unique significance in the life of the town. Against those backdrops of weather and space, Singer weaves gentle stories about small-town life and the meaning of home.
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), in Melbourne, Australia, recently acquired four works by Canadian artist Danny Singer. NGV is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Founded in 1861, the NGV holds the most significant collection of art in the region; a vast treasury of more than 70,000 works that span thousands of years and a wealth of ideas, disciplines and styles. The Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.
The November 2015 edition of Vanity Fair’s On Art features Lu Xinjian. Congratulations also to Xinjian for his inclusion in the list of 10 contemporary Chinese artists to watch from Christie’s, full list here.
Last Monday’s national edition of the Globe and Mail featured an article about the changing geographic landscape of Vancouver’s visual arts centre, highlighting our move to the Flats neighbourhood. Read the full article here.
WHERE: GALLERY JONES, UNIT 1 – 258 EAST 1ST AVENUE, VANCOUVER. (NEW ADDRESS)
WHEN: Opening reception, Thursday, December 3, 5-8pm, exhibition continues through January 23rd, 2016.
Chaki was born in Athens, Greece, in 1938 and has been living in Montreal since 1963. His paintings retain the lushness of warmer climates and possess a vocabulary that speaks truthfully about the landscape as he sees it, whether it is in his mind or before his eyes.
Chaki’s work can be found in numerous public collections and institutions internationally, including Canadian embassies and consulates, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Royal Bank of Canada Collection, Musée de Toulon, France, and Jerusalem City Hall, Israel, among others. Chaki was head of the Painting and Drawing programs at the Saidye Bronfman Centre from 1967-1989.