- May 15, 2009 to June 20, 2009
"...I reinterpret colonial imagery, narratives, and laws meshed with my own tribal and family narratives. Figurative sculpture via hand made dolls, partnered with painting are apparatuses I as my installation to move "INdian" outside of governing discourses through a visual genealogy." - Natalie Ball
By Natalie Ball
medium | 65 ProgramsMedium Painting
A picture or image made with paint such as oils or watercolours.
- July 4, 2008 to August 2, 2008
Enpaauk Andrew Dexel is a young emerging artist from the Nlakapmux Nation. His painting style mixes graffiti style with North West Coast design creating figurative and abstract images that speak to resistance and renewal. His beginnings as a graffiti artist is central to his style and since his switch from walls to canvas three years ago he has brought this energy from the street into his paintings. His work was featured in the Kamloops Art Gallery's exhibition Shazam earlier this year. His work is also featured at the Native Winds Gallery in Honolulu and has been published in Blood Lines Magazine. Gratitude will feature his original paintings on canvas "My work relates my spiritual path; my journey. I express the inspiration lovingly given to me through teachings and stories from my elders and mentors. My work embodies the powerful visions that I have been given through these teachings. I am grateful.My work is a modern expression embodying the symbolic abstract inspired by my home: Coast Salish Territory."
By Enpaauk Andrew Dexel
- May 9, 2003 to May 31, 2003
German painter Jochen Twelker will travel from Berlin to work on what he calls "an anthology of pattern and ornament". Short Cuts will be painted directly on the walls of the gallery, transforming it into an ephemeral canvas whose images must be painted over when the exhibition ends. At first glance his painted installations appear as pure abstraction, but closer examination reveals multi-coloured fabrics and clothes - fashions of countless times, cultures, and tastes. Languages of painting, image, and associative meaning are spoken in a riot of colour and shape, a feast for the senses.
By Jochen Twelker
- February 15, 2002 to March 9, 2002
Robert Burke was born and raised in the North West Territories. This is where much of his experience and concepts are drawn from. He refers to himself as an "Aboriginal" because of the two cultures he has experienced through his black military father and Chipewyan mother. His visions are accounts of the timberland and wildlife within the forests where he lived and worked as a logger most of his life. His triptychs are abstracted ideas and thoughts, jumbled together to create a vividly fascinating world of human and animal figures. It was during his early twenties that Robert Burke started his artistic endeavours but then went into logging. It hasn't been until recently that he has taken up the brush again, becoming an emerging artist with a background as colourful as his paintings.
By Robert Burke
- Curated by Daina Warren
- September 7, 2001 to September 29, 2001
These large-scale paintings (5'x6') painting collages resist being read as abstracts or narrative, landscape or figure. Much of Paley's materials involve magazine photographs that are cut and manipulated to engulf the viewer into a world of chaotic thoughts and emotions. The densely coated surfaces seduce viewers into associations and narratives of their own making. This opening is part of SWARM, a city-wide celebration of artist run culture produced by PAARC.
By Stewart Paley
- February 9, 2001 to March 3, 2001
This exhibition features long patch paper murals combining mixed media techniques of papermaking, painting, staining, printmaking, and collage and explores animist imagery from folklore and mythologies. Ihaya's work is based in printmaking techniques of etching and chine colle. Her work evokes the natural world and uses archetypal images in a new and exciting way.
By Tomoyo Ihaya