Date: October 11 • 2019
End date: November 7 • 2019
October 11 • 7 pm to 9 pm • 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Paintings and Sculptures in the Atrium Gallery
Pacific Splendor is a glimpse into the ever-expanding creative world of Vancouver artist Mat Holmstrom. This exhibition presents ideas of balance, harmony, transition, beauty and power on a variety of supports including canvas, paper and ceramics.
Holmstrom has actively sought to create a diverse collection of imagery that embraces the spirit of French and Canadian art canons. The Pacific Northwest wilderness and vibrant city gardens of Vancouver have provided Holmstrom with a plethora of dynamic shapes, compositions and rich colour palettes, along with a space to conceive and develop notions into ideas. The integration of metallic paint and a relief masking technique developed by the artist stimulates a unique viewing experience for audiences of all ages.
Acrylic Paintings in the Leonore Peyton Salon
Please note: the Leonore Peyton Salon is a multi-purpose space; therefore, viewing times are limited. Please call 604.664.1636 for viewing availability prior to your visit.
Capacity is an evolving body of work that explores the relationship between the creative process and trauma. There is more and more evidence that our choices and behaviour can be informed by unresolved nervous system activation due to traumatic events, including those in childhood. This damage may be transgenerational – passed down from one generation to the next.
By removing the tools that separate koralee from the papers and panels, she allows the movement created by her body’s neural responses to dictate the formation of the images. Capacity pushes boundaries of traditional abstract painting, channelling challenging emotions into evocative, dynamic, uplifting works. Anger, shame, sadness and grief become beauty – and healing.
Watercolour and Ink in the Mezzanine Gallery
Character Building is a series of modest-sized artworks depicting certain buildings in the Tri-Cities, mostly in Coquitlam. The exhibition concept is based on distinctive residences, shops and outbuildings that have caught Kapp’s eye while driving around the area.
Most of the structures are not of historical interest — in fact, some of them are recent builds. These modest and even overlooked buildings stand out to Kapp from the typical or “safe” realms of architecture. Some of the buildings may be in danger of demolition to make way for monster homes or townhouses.
To some viewers, these buildings may be lovely, ugly or rather humorous. They are the buildings that give communities distinction or character, reflecting the personalities of the owners. They may even be waypoints when giving directions (for example, turn at the bright yellow house).
Kapp has rendered these buildings in her signature “wonky” style, bending and contorting the structure and surrounding vegetation to give them a playful attitude and exaggerating some of the architectural details. Kapp has tried to give each building the attention they deserve.