January 31 – February 19, KURBATOFF GALLERY presents Valerie Raynard: Life is {Much} More Glorious Than Photographs

Posted on 20th JANUARY 2019

Kurbatoff Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Vancouver-born artist Valerie Raynard. Life is {Much} More Glorious than Photographs addresses the notion that photography is the most “true” representation of three-dimensional space in two dimensions. In this series of paintings, Valerie Raynard continues to explore scenes of her beloved West Coast, using photography to inform the work while seeking to enrich the visual experience with dimensions of memory and emotion far beyond what a photographic lens can achieve. Using broader perspectives, strong foregrounds, and powerful colours, the paintings create intense, immersive encounters with these familiar landscapes.

The title of the exhibition comes from the artist David Hockney, who has said that photographs homogenize space and thus discourage “active looking”.

Read more about Valerie Raynard here

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
2-4 pm
Artist in attendance


For more information visit:

Kurbatoff Gallery
2435 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5
604 736 5444

Valerie Raynard
72″ x 48″
Acrylic in Canvas