ART EXHIBITIONS IN SOUTH GRANVILLE FOR MAY 2018
Posted on 3 MAY 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 for your cultural calendar in May 2018. To learn more about all the art galleries in the neighbourhood, please refer to our Arts & Culture directory.
Heffel Fine Art Auction House: Live Auction Preview, May 5-8
A preview of the incredible works of fine art takes place at the Vancouver Heffel Gallery between May 5-8 ahead of their live auction on May 30, 11am – 6pm.
David Brown Milne (1882 – 1953 Canadian)
watercolour on paper
18 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.
Petley Jones Gallery: Deja Vu, until May 16
Petley Jones Gallery is currently showing an exhibition of very important works by Emily Carr, Jean-Paul Riopelle and the group of seven (including Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, AJ Casson, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. Macdonald and Frederick Varley). This is a rare opportunity to see and own period works for sale by these great artists. Open House – May 5th. For more information about this exhibition, see here.
J.E.H. MacDonald (1873 – 1932)
Oil on board
8.5 x 10.5 inches
Kurbatoff Art Gallery: New Works by Yared Nigussu, May 3 – 17
Ethiopian-born, France-educated and now celebrated Vancouver-based artist, Yared Nigussu is exhibiting his new works at Kurbatoff Gallery. Dense and lushly painted, Yared Nigussu’s expressive gestures capture the complexity of the bustling city life, the majestic presence of wild animals, and the tempestuousness of the ocean. In a cool-jewel toned colour palette, Nigussu conveys the sense of movement through a painterly approach that visually evokes energy. For more information about this exhibition, see here.
Under The Bridge
Acrylic on Canvas
48″ X 72″
Bau-Xi Gallery: Endless Summer by Joshua Jensen-Nagle, May 5 – 19
In his acclaimed series Endless Summer, Canadian photographer Joshua Jensen-Nagle continues to capture aerial images of sunbathed beaches around the world, transforming crowds of people into toy-like figures set against sublime natural backdrops. For more information about this exhibition, see here.
Drifting Over The Italian Riveria
2016, Edition of 7, Archival Inkjet Print Face-Mounted to Plexiglass
43 x 57 in.
Ian Tan Gallery: Unthreaded: Judy Cheng, Eri Ishii, June Yun, Grace Tan and Jeanette Lee, May 5 – 31
This exhibition aligns with the goals of the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Festival in that it brings together a unique confluence of Pan-Asian identities who are producing work that seeks to illustrate, challenge, understand and celebrate the common threads and cultural differences which together, make Vancouver a uniquely vibrant and global multicultural city. Exhibiting artists: Judy Cheng, Eri Ishii, June Yun, Grace Tan and Jeanette Lee. Curated by Thibault Bennett. For more information about this exhibition, see here.
2018, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in.
Elissa Cristall Gallery: Figure Work Exhibition – May 5 to May 26
Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present Figure Work, a group exhibition that looks at different interpretations of the figure. The exhibition considers the timeless tradition of figuration through direct representation, collage and superheroes. The artists employ various media and pictorial strategies creating scenes of the real and the imaginary. Figure Work includes painting, collage, and sculptural dioramas from Sara Caracristi, Jessica Korderas, Jessie McNeil, Bruce Turnbull, Jeroen Witvliet.
Start of a Journey
by Sara Caracristi
mixed media on panel, 2018
30 x 36 in.
Kurbatoff Art Gallery: Marleen Vermeulen, May 24 – June 7
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.
Rhythm of the Reflection
oil and sand on canvas
48” x 48 in.
Header Image Credit: Start of a Journey, Sara Caracristi, Elissa Cristall Gallery.