SARA CARACRISTI

. BIOGRAPHY My work emanates from a voyeuristic fascination of crowds in an urban environment, as an observer rather than a participant. By assuming an overhead vantage point, I retain control by unobtrusively documenting, hovering above the crowds, navigating through the chaos, to find patterns and relationships. Assuming an overhead perspective allows individuals to become more about form and colour and at times verging on the abstract. Shadows [...]

2021-05-19T18:09:15-07:00

LESLEY FINLAYSON

BIOGRAPHY Although I begin my paintings directly on site, my goal is not a naturalistic or realistic representation. I work outside to experience the scale, the colour, the grandeur and the sounds that surround me. It is the experience of prolonged observation in a vast landscape where the eye fluctuates from picking out microcosmic detail from far away to scanning the entire vista in a split second. I attempt to [...]

2021-07-09T11:49:36-07:00

GRACE GORDON-COLLINS

. BIOGRAPHY “I have always been an observer and a storyteller and, as a result, my work invariably starts in a narrative structure. My approach to photography has been clearly influenced by my early studies at the Center of Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) under the iconic photographer, Minor White. It was one of Minor’s approaches to image making he referred to a “heightened awareness” [...]

2021-06-10T16:08:55-07:00

JESSICA KORDERAS

BIOGRAPHY Jessica Korderas creates three dimensional dioramas that she meticulously constructs through painting and drawing, which are then cast, layer upon layer, into a block of resin. The process is slow, time consuming and unforgiving. Korderas comments – I have always been heavily influenced by movies in my work. Like any other art form, movies have the ability to both represent and mold society. Exposure to films is so common, [...]

2021-09-07T11:54:10-07:00

MARA KORKOLA

BIOGRAPHY Late evening is Mara Korkola’s signature time of day. This is when she prefers to paint as it allows for uninterrupted sessions and working wet on wet, a technique that gives her paintings their lush and fluid surfaces. It is also her favourite time to photograph cities, when streets are devoid of human traffic and the lights emanating from buildings, headlights and street lamps appear jewel-like against the [...]

2022-03-21T12:45:20-07:00

JESSIE MCNEIL

BIOGRAPHY  GALLERY  CV . BIOGRAPHY In her art practice, Jessie McNeil addresses themes of place, collective and personal memory, language, landscape and value with an emphasis on cultural history and identity. McNeil’s current figurative collage work, representing Vancouver neighbourhoods and recent artists’ residencies in Tartu, Estonia, Barcelona and Paris, is made with the eye of a street photographer while fulfilling her need to cut, paste, smudge and assemble. Jessie McNeil graduated [...]

2019-07-13T15:05:44-07:00

AMANDA REEVES

BIOGRAPHY  GALLERY  CV . BIOGRAPHY Amanda Reeves’ colourful yet subtly nuanced abstract paintings invite the viewer to engage in the slowed contemplation of looking. With meticulous preparation, the varied layers of acrylic wash stand as a visual ground for the precise geometric shapes overlaid. The desire to secure the paintings in focus is thwarted by their bright colours and tonal shifts; the floating effect of the patterns and shapes obscures their [...]

2019-01-08T14:47:34-08:00

GILLIAN RICHARDS

BIOGRAPHY  GALLERY . BIOGRAPHY Gillian Richards received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Emily Carr University in 2014.  Her practice over the past two decades includes solo and group exhibitions and numerous commissions for local and international clients. She has also worked as a scenic artist in the film industry. Her paintings are an exploration of the unremarkable and normally unnoticed spaces that are a part of Vancouver's urban landscape. [...]

2021-10-28T08:59:45-07:00

RANDALL STEEVES

. Randall Steeves’ thickly painted, textured paintings invite the viewer to reconsider the gesture of painting itself. The canvases explore the relationship between the photographic index and the painterly trace with a wry nod towards conceptual art practice. The subject of his canvases is the fingerprint. Steeves had himself “processed” by the Vancouver Police Department in preparation for this work and the pieces are made up entirely of his own [...]

2022-04-30T15:54:43-07:00

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