2014

MANY THINGS PLACED HERE + THEREDSC_0141
A PLACE CAPABLE OF SHELTERING
MANY THINGS PLACED HERE + THERE
: a selection from the Campbell River Art Gallery Permanent Collection
October 17 – November 13, 2014
TIDEMARK THEATRE

Artists: Sybil Andrews, David Birnie, Richard Calver, Danny Coon, Lyn Farquharson, George Littlechild, James Lindsay, Heather Thomas, David Kilmartin

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PASSAGES & TRANSFORMATIONS

Artist: John Schevers
September 18 – October 31, 2014
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John Schevers

Passages and Transformations was a symbolic visual and experiential narrative of the immutable laws of nature: the cycle of life and the interconnectedness of all things. As a multi-media artist, Schevers pushes the boundaries of his materials and experimenting to add greater texture and depth to his layered 2D compositions. The show included a multi-media installation piece requiring audience participation to complete. Working with self-made motifs such as gates, vessels, and the universal mother, the exhibit as a whole represented a complete cycle – life, death, and rebirth.

Exhibition Partners:
Nick + Liz Stoneberger

Sweet Grass - Donna Naven

Sweet Grass – Donna Naven

DREAMING THE EARTH
Artists: Donna Naven & Lisa Gibbons
September 18 – October 31, 2014
DISCOVERY GALLERY

Dreaming the Earth was a collaborative exhibition influenced by the wild and natural world. Lisa Gibbons creates mixed media paintings; Donna Naven works in stone and both artists’ work reflect the inspiration they find in the living earth. Gibbons’s paintings are representational images of nature with a subtle nuance of the metaphysical. Naven is a primarily self-taught stone sculptor. Originally inspired by images in books of Neolithic stone goddess figures, Naven aims to breathe new life and narrative into these natural forms.

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The Butterfly Effect No. 3 - Edith Krause

The Butterfly Effect No. 3 – Edith KrauseJuly 31 – September 12, 2014July 31 – September 12, 2014

LAMENT OF THE BUTTERFLIES
Artists: Edith Krause + Doris Auxier
July 31 – September 12, 2014
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Lament of the Butterflies featured two bodies of work: Mausoleum: Red List Lament, an installation by Auxier that consists of player piano scrolls suspended from the ceiling with fourteen paintings of red list plants amidst them and The Butterfly Effect by Krause, a series of multi-media works layering screen-printed maps, invasive plant species and digital photographs of butterfly wings. These beautiful and disturbing images depict the fragility of our natural environment. The exhibition is further intensified by a soundscape by Jesse Krause.

Exhibition Co-Partners:
MacVeigh Contracting Ltd. and John + Bania Chan

Vestige 1 - Bob McLeod

Vestige 1 – Bob McLeod

VESTIGES
Artist: Bob McLeod
July 31 – September 12, 2014
DISCOVERY GALLERY

Vestiges was an exhibition of multi-media sculptures, featuring blown glass, salvaged metal hardware and parts. Inspired by cast-offs found along the water and in the trash, McLeod transformed man-made and abandoned pieces into sculpture by combining blown glass throughout the forms. The juxtaposition of the volatile and fragile glass with the metal parts that seem indestructible creates an aesthetic tension in each work.

Exhibition Partners:
Pam + Gary Dobbs

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COME BACK TO BED
Artist: Madeleine Wood7_wood_martineda

June 12 – July 25, 2014

Fanny Bay artist Madeleine Wood’s exhibition was comprised of two bodies of work: large scale realist paintings of unmade beds and figural works showcasing details of the human form. Beautiful in color and technically excellent in execution these paintings captured the light and shadow that are at play in the meeting of bodies and beds. Through the stories suggested by folds and creases of sheets or by the turn of a shoulder or a clenched hand, the viewing audience was allowed into the private space of the bedroom. According to Wood, “these paintings are my efforts to bring my art closer to life, to ask us to consider part of what makes us human, and to consider the beauty in the common place…”.

Exhibition Partner:
Shadoe

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32nd ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION
April 24 – June 6, 2014

Celebrating a 32 year tradition, this collaborative exhibition featured more than 60 artists. Co-hosted by the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Campbell River Arts Council, this exhibition showcased the diversity and quality of regional art-making practices.

Members’ Exhibition Award winners 2014
Guest jurors Madeleine Wood (visual artist) and Angela Somerset (CVAG curator) selected two art works for the Awards of Excellence, as well as presenting six Awards of Merit and six Honourable Mentions.

Awards of Excellence, 2014

Awards of Excellence, 2014

Awards of Excellence
Pavel Barta – Walking
Ruth MacLaurin – Earth Without Borders

Awards of Merit
Janis Guthy – Hard at Work
Christina Munck – Truchas, New Mexico
Martina Kowalchuk – Extinction Fish
Luise Grav – Meanwhile, Back at the Barn
Perrin Sparks – Mathilde’s Prose
Judy Hilgemann – The Painted Piano

Honorable Mention
Marcy Prior – Bewicks Wren
Kathryn Botsford – Secrets Within
Kerry Kowalchuk – Natural edge poplar bowl
Tina Johansen – Untitled
Carol Seeley – First Passage
Jeff Hartbower – Chemo

Exhibition Partner:
CR Lawyers

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VIRTUALLY THEREVirtually There - Rutkauskas
Artist: Andreas Rutkauskas
March 6 – April 18, 2014
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Before traveling to photograph the Rocky Mountains, Andreas went on virtual “trips” of the Rockies. Using topographical maps and thousands of GPS coordinates fed into Google Earth, Andreas created virtual photos of the area. This exhibition compares his virtual simulations in a variety of media with his photographs taken from the same vantage point with a large format camera.

Exhibition Partner:
My Tech Guys


ABANDONING PARADISEAfter the Fire, Tweedsmuir

Artists: Glenn Clark & Peter Corbett
March 6 – April 18, 2014
DISCOVERY GALLERY

Clark and Corbett bring us landscape painting in the plein air tradition of documenting wild areas – in this case, the area proposed for the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. These small 8” x 10” paintings illustrate the sheer beauty of the landscape and represent in their skillful depiction what the country risks to lose if the pipeline is created and a disaster occurs.

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