Sunny summer days are celebrated at West End Gallery with a Summer Salon featuring leading Canadian painters in an outstanding group exhibition. Showcasing the diversity and talent of Canadian artists and their work, landscapes, still lifes, abstracts, impressionists, urban and figurative styles are all represented in this varied collection from an artist line-up that includes Steven Armstrong, Claudette Castonguay, Rod Charlesworth, Richard Cole, Ken Faulks, Greta Guzek, Patricia Johnston, Paul Jorgensen, Elka Nowicka, Guy Roy, Claude A. Simard and Linny D. Vine.
Accompanying these exquisite painters will be works from an array of glass artists from across Canada including Vancouver Island’s Robert Held, Gabriola Island’s Tammy Hudgeon, Darren Petersen, Paull Rodrigue and David Thai.
Colours of Summer
Discover the Colours of Summer at Madrona Galley’s fourth annual group exhibition.
Each of the gallery’s artists has contributed new work that embodies their idea of summer, allowing viewers to enjoy a broad range of styles, ranging from the expressionistic abstracts of Scott Pattinson to the majestic landscapes of Nicholas Bott and Rick Bond. Also included in this exhibition will be a selection of important historical paintings from top tier Canadian artists.
Girls: Historical Portraits
Images of girls and young women are everywhere, and can affect how we think about girls themselves, as well as their roles and potential in the world. Touched by this truth, Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, is showcasing how artists have portrayed girls with a new exhibition, Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection.
Inspired by Margaret Atwood’s novel Cat’s Eye and Lena Dunham’s hit HBO show Girls, “girls have always been a compelling subject for artists, and it’s very interesting to see a range of artistic depictions of girls and young women spanning the past 200 or so years,” Jacques reflects.
Works include formal and informal portraits, intimate character studies, as well as more poetic interpretations of the young sitters from the gallery’s extensive collection, accompanied by thought-provoking text panels.