CHARLES CLARK GALLERY

The Liminal Sun

Artist Name: Rachel Verity Foster

Dates: April 25th - May 29th

Artist Statement:

Since moving to British Columbia six years ago, I have developed a passionate interest in the ecology of western Canadian wildlife and have been privileged to work in a variety of remote, sensitive landscapes. While working as a wildlife technician nest surveying, bird-banding, and wildlife monitoring, I use lumen and cyanotype printing methods (the exposure of an object on light-sensitive paper using sunlight) to capture the shapes and textures of the natural world. Leaves, blossoms, roots, and soil feature predominantly in my compositions, exploring themes of fragility and perseverance. Lumens and cyanotypes possess an attractive quality in that they can never be replicated, thus encapsulating the singularity of the natural aesthetic. John Berger once said, ‘What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time’. In this exhibition, light and time intersect to preserve fleeting moments from a mosaic of different landscapes, weaving mementos from mountain summits, glacial rivers, and burned forests into a tessellation of ecological thumbprints. Pieces are titled to reflect the observations made while capturing these intersections, merging a sense of place into relics of light and time. 

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Tucked in at the far end of the Tasting Room is Charles Clark. No, he's not a bar regular but our flex gallery space where we host rotating art exhibitions, born of the idea of making art accessible in unexpected places.

For more information or for artists wanting to submit a proposal for an exhibition, please email charlesclark@strangefellowsbrewing.com

LAST MONTHS ARTIST

Transcedence

 

Artist Name: Avelina Stanier Cruz

Dates: March 29th - April 24th

Artist Statement:

I have often felt my existence is a serendipitous collision of fate and chaos.

Who I am, not fitting neatly into the world set before me.

Being asked the very complicated question;

“What are you?"

To which there is no simple answer...

I always felt most comfortable in places where this question isn’t asked.

I grew up in Vancouver, a city by the sea, surrounded by mountains and clusters of Islands, constantly inspired by the enchanting natural landscapes and their seemingly magical interactions and transitions.

Dreaming of islands and mountains floating, suspended in queer skies and waters.

What if there were places which transcended the preconceived notions of our world. Realms beyond boxes, biases and binaries. Ambiguous, queerly beautiful, and sublime in their strangeness. Bright, colourful, sparkly and weird.

I seek to create and capture the fantasies referenced by my memories, and inspired by my dreams. By creating these images they provide a personal escape.

An opportunity to fantasize, of places beyond the threshold of our reality, free of borders and limitations which govern us.