Visit Madrona Gallery this June for the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition of work by Nicholas Bott, one of Canada’s preeminent landscape artists known for his confident brushwork and strong sense of design.
Since starting his career in the 1970s in Northern BC, Bott has explored many remote areas of Western Canada, always searching out new inspiration. June’s exhibit will focus on Vancouver Island and the west, including a number of major works.
Nicholas Bott, Mount Williams-Kananaskis
A Time for Renewal
Be sure to visit West End Gallery June 21 to July 3 for Greta Guzek’s exceptional exhibition of new West Coast paintings, Renewal. Bold contrasting colours, distinctive brush work and distorted perspectives lend themselves to Guzek’s playful expression of coastal life. Here, concentrating on the theme of renewal, she depicts charming seaside cabins, windswept shores and the beauty of the local arbutus trees.
“In this collection of work I am contemplating the wonder of infinite renewal; how the natural world re-generates effortlessly, providing me with constant engagement and inspiration for the thing I love doing: Painting.” Join the gallery for the opening reception Saturday, June 21 with artist in attendance from 1 to 4pm.
May visitors will want to stop by for an exciting exhibit of new work by Victoria painter Ken Faulks, on display May 10 to 22.
GRETA GUZEK, Sky Embrace
Through the Looking Glass
Venture Through the Looking Glass with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria this spring when the gallery presents a survey of modern and contemporary art selected entirely from its collection. The exhibit is structured according to Lewis Carroll’s late-19th century tale of the same title, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in which the heroine begins in the safe environs of her fire-lit library only to be led by curiosity through the reflecting glass into a world of backwardness, distortion and “upside-downsiness.” Organized by chapter, drawing on the imagery of mirrors, playing cards and chess, the exhibition begins with a portrait of Charles Baudelaire by Édouard Manet and concludes with recent works by major Canadian artists, for a new telling of 100 years of art history.
Through the Looking Glass, B.C. Binning, Convoy Under Way