ART EVENTS IN SOUTH GRANVILLE FOR JUNE 2018
Posted on 3 JUNE 2018
South Granville’s art galleries offer a wide selection of solo, feature or group shows to keep you topped up with creative inspiration throughout the year. Here is a selection of the latest art exhibitions, including a special event – ArtWalk 2018 – for your cultural calendar in June 2018. To learn more about all the art galleries in the neighbourhood, please refer to our Arts & Culture directory.
Kurbatoff Art Gallery: New Works – Marleen Vermeulen – Until June 11
Marleen Vermeulen’s work in this exhibition is inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific West Coast. She chose to focus on her art in the form of a series of oversized oil paint canvases. The sheer scale of the canvases and texture of the oil paint amplifies the effect of natural expanse. For more information, see here.
Rhythm of the Reflection
oil and sand on canvas
48” x 48 in.
South Granville ArtWalk 2018 – June 16
10 am – 5 pm
Save the date and join us in South Granville for the 7th Annual ArtWalk event, organized by the galleries of the South Granville Gallery Association (SGGA) on June 16th, 10 am – 5 pm.
Everyone is welcomed to be part of this art-filled, free day event in Vancouver’s original Gallery Row! Take a walk up and down Granville Street, and the adjoining avenues between 6th and 16th to find your perfect style of art! Enjoy artist talks and demos, have refreshments, visit pop-up shops, participate in the raffle draw, and attend over 10 different art exhibitions. For more information, see here.
ArtWalk 2018 features 10 of Vancouver’s top art galleries based in South Granville, including:
UNO LANGMANN LIMITED
ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY
PETLEY JONES GALLERY
HEFFEL FINE ART AUCTION HOUSE
IAN TAN GALLERY
DOUGLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY
MARION SCOTT GALLERY
Marion Scott Gallery: Nick Sikkuark, A Celebration – Until June 23
Nick Sikkuark: A Celebration will comprise 30 works in two-dimensional media and one sculpture by the late Netsilik artist. Included are several abstract works on paper produced towards the end of the artist’s life. A further highlight is the inclusion of two rare oil paintings completed in 2009. The exhibition features images portraying the Far Northern landscape, scenes of fantastic occurrences, and a series of monochromatic portraits of people. For more information, see here.
oil on canvas board
12 x 16 in.
Marion Scott Gallery
2423 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3G6
604 685 1934
Elissa Cristall Gallery: Of Things I Can’t Unthink by Susannah Montague – June 7 -30
Susannah Montague’s art is as humorous as it is subversive. Her pieces are a daydream in clay, wryly communicating the intransience of the human condition. Stepping into her studio is like discovering an 18th century Cabinet of Curiosity. Her art is a collection of shamanistic characters which imbibe the peculiar, scientific and mythical qualities involved in creation. Rollicking, cherubic figures wearing masks and antlers frolic among symbols of decay, in a world that is equal parts shadowy and lighthearted. For more information, see here.
25 x 23 x 20 in.
Bau-Xi Gallery: Nature Transformed by Gordon Wiens, June 9 – 23
Gordon Wiens’ acrylic paintings are largely inspired by the imperfect beauty and impermanence of decaying objects found in nature. Wiens uses an intuitive approach to his layering of texture, colour and form. Wiens’ material erosion of paint mimics nature’s elements as the artist’s forms are fragmented through the act of pulling and erasure. Multiple layers of forms and lines are added, covered and altered. Through the artist’s process of painting, a subtle transformation occurs. A vestige of each layer remains to illustrate the understated and undefinable qualities of the transient beauty of nature. For more information, see here.
Artist Reception: June 16, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, held in conjunction with Artwalk
Nageire With Red
acrylic on canvas, unframed
54 x 54 in.
Ian Tan Gallery: Summer Group Show: Gallery Artists, June 1 – Aug 31
The group show at the Ian Tan Gallery features a selection and rotation of art from the 39 artists represented by the gallery.
Acrylic on canvas, 2018
30 x 40 in.
Header Image Poster Art: Refracted Mystic Topaz by Kristofir Dean, courtesy of Ian Tan Gallery