Leonard Brett is a local artist raised in Vancouver and his center will always be here. He travels a lot gathering images and ideas from cultures afar. These forms can be popular, architectural, natural or religious, in other words, he is influenced by almost everything visual. Leonard uses drawings, photographs, watercolours and even magazines to record material. These sketches are taken and transformed into his own personal language in a never ending evolving artistic life of personal expression. For more information visit www.dundaraveprintworkshop.com
Gallery and visual arts
A Surrealist Alphabet
Amanda McCavour: Testing, Testing, 1,2,3
This process based installation is a result of play, mistakes, patterns and colours manifested while exploring ideas of around growth and natural vs artificial – incorporating thread-based pieces reflecting small imagined ecosystems with those that have their own internal logic. For more information visit www.craftcouncilbc.ca
David Zink Yi Exhibition
Charles H Scott Gallery | 1399 Johnston Street
Feb 17 - Apr 19 | Thur – Sat | 12pm – 5pm | Free
A solo exhibition by Peruvian-born, Berlin-based artist David Zink Yi, the exhibition comes out of the artist’s time at Emily Carr University as the Fall 2014 Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence.
Presented by Charles H Scott Gallery | chscott.ecuad.ca
Fariba Mirzaie is a North Vancouver based fashion designer and textile artist creating unique wearable art out of non-traditional materials. The “From Nothing” collection is made from almost nothing -newspaper, thread and very small pieces of fabric. Sewn using extensive zigzag stitching over many hours Fariba's process speaks to speed "as the power of change in the moment" and to the beauty found in the slow journey - "in wholeness". For more information visit www.circlecraft.net.
Jeremy Hof is known for his colourful process-based practice that blurs the boundaries between painting and sculpture. For this solo exhibition, he extends these margins into print media by presenting new work created during a research residency at Malaspina. The series of screen prints is made from many layers of overlapping ink on paper. Sketches of past and future works are carved into wood, which are then used as matrices for the relief prints that are presented alongside the screen prints. For more information visit www.malaspinaprintmakers.com
Things in the Seed
Things in the seed is a collection of Denise Tonner’s recent prints. The images are fantastical, charming and edgy in a gentle sort of way. They explore the notion of ‘becoming’. For more information visit www.dundaraveprintworkshop.com
Vancouver Biennale: OSGEMEOS “Giants” Mural
The Vancouver Biennale has transformed a Granville Island industrial landmark into a gigantic work of public art! OSGEMEOS's monumental, 360-degree, 23 metre tall mural is the biggest public mural of their career and their first in Canada. The mural measures a colourful 7,200 square metres and is painted on the six gigantic silos that are part of the Ocean Construction and Building Supplies plant. For more information visit www.vancouverbiennale.com.