SMALL PORTRAITS – Richard Cole

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SMALL PORTRAITS – Richard Cole

Richard Cole is back in the Charles Clark Gallery, this time with a collection of his latest work – small portraits. These small studies in light, shading, and expression are jewels of brushwork and essence.   EXHIBITION: November 1st through 29th RECEPTION: November 9th, 7-9pm colestudio.ca

MILES VAN YPEREN – PROTOMAN

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MILES VAN YPEREN – PROTOMAN

In the gallery this month hangs a collection of prints by 3D digital artist Miles van Yperen. Each frame offers a view like a porthole onto some strange landscape, inhabited by comfortingly familiar creatures. At least we are not alone! “My artwork is a combination of 3D software images and photography. Sometimes the two are combined; sometimes there is … Continued

O’Canada by MARNI HARRIS

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O’Canada by MARNI HARRIS

O’ Canada…and beyond      (in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday) While creating this Canadian series, I have had the privilege of reflecting on the incredible vastness of this country, the diversity in culture and spectacular landscape, the strength and resilience of communities past and present, from coast to coast to coast that bind our … Continued

SCOTT RAMSAY – Celebration!

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SCOTT RAMSAY – Celebration!

Vancouver artists refashion alleyways of peculiar smells, broken people, and bizarre litter into a different species of scenery for us to get from point C to D. If you walk the alleyways along Main Street, the spray-paint bouquets and sharpie-pen jewellery on the dumpsters, walls, and windows persistently cycle like the seasons. They exist as … Continued

MAT HOLMSTROM : Burnt by Mat

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MAT HOLMSTROM : Burnt by Mat

We are happy to have works by Mat Holmstrom hanging in the gallery this month. Intriguing figures engraved into wood or paper via the technique know as pyrography. Pyrography – meaning “writing with fire” – is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks via specialized pyrographic tools, or more rustically via a metal implement … Continued

KELLY BAKER : Food Play

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KELLY BAKER : Food Play

Setting the scene for our Feast of Fools, Kelly Baker’s exhibition of humorous contemporary embroidery pieces challenge the divide between art and everyday life. “This exploration of food is about celebrating the small but joyous moments that food brings us. My work is intentionally small in size in order to draw attention and appreciate the … Continued

COREY ROBINSON : Growth

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COREY ROBINSON : Growth

Moody and contemplative oil paintings by our very own Corey Robinson in the Charles Clark this month. Growth will make you think about the passage of time and the cycle of life.   Having been raised by a gardener, my childhood memories are made of the scent of earth and fresh cut grass. Plants and flowers have … Continued

RICHARD COLE : Portraits

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RICHARD COLE : Portraits

This month we are happy to have Richard Cole’s large-format portraits hanging in the Charles Clark. From a distance these stunning portraits are highly realistic, but upon closer inspection, explode in a multitude of layers of colour and brushstrokes that somehow magically come together to capture the essence of the subject. The challenge as a … Continued

the ART of STRANGE

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the ART of STRANGE

Inspired by folkloric archetypes, Japanese ukiyo-e, and the awkwardness of medieval woodcut prints, these original block prints by Strange Fellow’s in-house mark-maker Christine Moulson illustrate the stories behind Strange Fellows’ labels. Trickster, Oracle, Siren… some familiar fellows, some not. Limited edition block prints, as well as an installtion in paper (for lack of a better way of describing … Continued

APRIL MACKEY : Red and Blue

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APRIL MACKEY : Red and Blue

RED & BLUE is a whimsical collection of drawings that capture the simple beauty in the everyday objects that accumulate on our surfaces. “There seems to be so much detail in the simplest of things, and through my work I have come to discover that metal, glass and light go together like cookies, milk and one’s mouth. … Continued

NICHOLAS BRANCATI : Cut & Paste Vancouver

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NICHOLAS BRANCATI : Cut & Paste Vancouver

From July 2nd – 30th Charles Clark is host to an exhibition of mixed media collage by illustrator Nicholas Brancati. This is Vancouver as you’ve never seen it before: re-imagined with all manner of materials such as newspaper clippings, magazine pages, fabric bits and product packaging. The resulting layered images of texture and pattern, are whimsical interpretations of this … Continued

JEFF WILSON : The View From Here

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JEFF WILSON : The View From Here

From June 2nd – 29th Charles Clark is happy to host an exhibition of Jeff Wilson‘s paintings that capture the colourful urban landscape and some of the inhabitants of Vancouver’s East side. “I work with acrylic paints on canvas to produce images in a painterly realist style. The resulting work combines a vibrant palette and cropped, … Continued

JESSA GILBERT : From Sea to Sky

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JESSA GILBERT : From Sea to Sky

Jessa Gilbert’s paintings and drawings emerge from her experiences in the outdoors exploring and engaging with new terrain, blending and merging art and adventure. Her drawings, created outside during her journeys along the road, path, beaches, and cliff sides, capture the spirit of that space during her time there, while serving as studies for larger scale, full-color paintings… Her artworks draw from her experiences in the backcountry, a history of … Continued

KYLA BAILEY : Holi

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KYLA BAILEY : Holi

HOLI: A FESTIVAL OF COLOUR by Kyla Bailey Exhibition at the Charles Clark Gallery March 2nd through 30th Colourful indeed, this series of photographs captures the celebrants’ joy in this ancient festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil & heralds Spring. “These images are from the Holi Festival in Jaipur, India. My friends and I were … Continued

PHILIP DAVID ROSS : Creatures

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PHILIP DAVID ROSS : Creatures

Photographic work by Philip David Ross  |  Exhibition February 2nd-28th  |  the Charles Clark Gallery.   These are my creatures. They began as temporary sculptures constructed out of animal, vegetable and manufactured found objects picked up from roadsides, brownfields and off-trail in conservation areas. My process is iterative, pieces of organic and inorganic material are … Continued

ENDA BARDELL : Shipping the Goods

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ENDA BARDELL : Shipping the Goods

SHIPPING THE GOODS A series of watercolour paintings by Enda Bardell that explore the personalities of the vessels that populate Vancouver’s harbour. Although transitory themselves, the physical presence of the ships create a tension at odds with the ephemeral aspects of the sky, light and water, the ironic constants in the landscape.   “I’m fascinated … Continued

Charles Clark Gallery: Klee Larsen-Crawford

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Charles Clark Gallery: Klee Larsen-Crawford

Sometimes the stars align just right. Like this month when the mood for our October celebrations will be set by artist Klee Larsen-Crawford‘s spooky photo-based work in the gallery. Shot in Mexico, Klee’s haunting pieces beautifully walk the line between the spirit world and that of the living.      “Pozos arose from Klee Larsen-Crawford’s most recent … Continued

Charles Clark Gallery New Artist

Until September 29th at the Charles Clark gallery inside Strange Fellows Brewing, we have a local artist who produces beautiful works.  Born in Winnipeg in 1972, Richard received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Honours from the University of Manitoba in 1994. Having completed his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Art Institute of Chicago … Continued

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