Spring exhibits opening at gallery 2

The new crop of exhibits will open this weekend.

Tina Bryan, Submitted to the Grand Forks Gazette

The board and staff at gallery 2 are pleased to invite you to the first exhibition opening of 2018 on Feb. 3 from 1-3 p.m.

This spring opening promises to be enlightening and reflective as five artists display their work with vision and conviction through their depiction of landscapes.

In the Reid Gallery, Uncultivated Ground: Paintings from a Common Edge features three Powell River painters who find commonality in their use of landscape as a starting point. Their paintings depict a direct response to the “end of the road” setting – vast and foreboding yet richly textured. Rick Cepella, Megan Dulcie Dill, and Barbara Langmaid share a commitment to pushing the boundaries of their respective practices. All three draw from the environment in which they have landed, presenting work that is remote and wild, rooted in location yet abstract, and reflective of an increasingly chaotic and anxious environment.

In the Fogg Gallery, Korean Dreams by Montreal born photographer Nathalie Daost offers a complex series of photographs that probe the unsettling vacuity of North Korea. Taken in North Korea over two trips in 2012, these images reveal a country that seems to exist outside of time, as a carefully choreographed mirage. Daoust deliberately obscures her photographs during the development stage; as the layers of film are peeled off, the images are stifled until the facts become ‘lost’ in the process and a sense of detachment from reality is revealed.

In the West Gallery, Inner Rainforest by Kaslo artist Shelley Ross presents abstracted watercolour paintings of the West Kootenay temperate rainforest. Drawing inspiration from forests located in the Kaslo and North Kootenay Lake area, including the Fenger Forest (north of Meadow Creek), the old growth forest on the Davis Creek Trail above Lardeau, and the Cedar Forest at Retallack, Ross captures the meditative mood of these places with her multi-layered watercolours.

The exhibition will run from Feb. 3rd to April 14 and gallery 2’s winter hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4, p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Just Posted

BC BUDGET: New spaces a step to universal child care

Fees reduced for licensed daycare operators

BC BUDGET: NDP cracks down on speculators, hidden ownership

Foreign buyers’ tax extended to Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Vancouver Island

BC BUDGET: Payroll tax replaces medical premiums

Health spending to increase $1.5 billion for drugs, primary care teams

B.C. freestyle skier wins gold

Cassie Sharpe of Comox shines in the halfpipe

Overwaitea becomes Save-On-Foods

The store’s rebrand is one of many happening across the province this year.

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canucks blow three goal lead, lose to Avalanche in overtime

Vancouver struggled on the penalty kill, as Colorado scored all five goals on the powerplay

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden lodge operator

A woman from Alberta is suing guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

BC BUDGET: NDP hope to nix court delays with $15 million cash influx

Union says funding could stop sheriffs from leaving for higher paid jobs

Cattlemen urge B.C. to prevent erosion caused during 2017 wildfire season

Other concerns are fencing restoration and repair, and a lack of feed for cattle.

Patrick Brown’s Tory leadership bid fate looms

Brown’s bid to for Tory leadership to be decided on Wednesday

Alberta shrugs off B.C. legal challenge on wine ban

The potential fine Alberta faces for violating free trade rules according to economic development minister

Yelling vulgar slur at reporter not a crime says judge

Judge rules ‘vulgar’ slur against reporter was not a public disturbance

Most Read