Current Exhibitions

Surreal Red Trees, detail, by Mark Bowen

March 29 - April 28, 2018

Colour is Life

Ceramics by Shohreh Sachs [Atrium Gallery]

Shohreh Sachs works primarily in clay and enjoys the opportunity the medium provides to create unique works using shape and colour. Many of the sculptures in her exhibition Colour is Life are dedicated to a specific theme such as the unity of the world, equality and love. Sachs’ ceramic works express the impressions she has developed and the experiences she has had traveling through distant countries and encountering different cultures.

Sachs lives and works in Coquitlam, having moved to Canada a few years ago from Hanover, Germany, where she lived and worked for 28 years. In Germany, she maintained an art gallery in Hanover, taught painting and sculpture at Volkshochschule and held numerous exhibitions at various locales.

Contemplation of Forces

Mixed Media by Moira Calder [Leonore Peyton Salon]

Moira Calder works in mixed media, creating assemblages of digital photography, cut-out prints from digital drawings, graphite drawings, collage and paintings. Through her practice, Calder explores a range of ideas, builds a unique visual language and crafts allegorical works. Working in the abstract in Contemplation of Forces, Calder considers the forces at work in our world and their impact on our lives.

Calder studied Interdisciplinary Studies at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and earned a Fine Arts Diploma in Printmaking and Painting from Langara College. She has exhibited her work in group shows at Dundarave Printmakers, Port Moody Art Centre, various participating venues of the Port Moody Art Walk and the Vancouver Public Library


Mixed Media by Mark Bowen [Mezzanine Gallery]

Mark Bowen is an artist with an eclectic practice that includes photography, mixed media, acrylics and oils. Bowen paints on a variety of surfaces, including wood panel, and employs many finishes that include resin, cold wax, a pouring medium and encaustic mediums.

Bowen often starts with photography and then works forward with painting or digital painterly techniques. Treetopia was a way for him to dig below the surface to find the beauty of colour, the wonder of texture and the energy of different surfaces. Bowen delves into the spirit and calm nature of trees and the colour of flowers by photographing his subjects both in daylight and at nighttime. He then works on his printed photographs with various digital and non-digital tools and materials.

Setting a short timeframe for completing each piece allowed Bowen to work from a feeling state with little time for reflection and thinking. He simply reacted, observed, captured and quickly interpreted for a free flow of ideas.

Bowen hopes that the viewer will enjoy the eclectic nature of Treetopia and the beauty and magic of trees and florals.

Thanks to our exhibitions wine Monte Creek Ranch Winery Logosponsor Monte Creek Ranch Winery.

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