CHARLES CLARK GALLERY

Most Of My Heroes Don't Appear On No Stamp

Artist Name: Adi Nokiani

Dates: June 28th - July 24th

Artist Statement:

Adi Nokiani is a Vancouver based dentist & self-taught artist. Mediums range from canvas to ink markers to sculpting, with a primary passion for acrylics. Contained in this studio is a portrait collection of personal heroes, both present and
yesteryear. Inspiration is drawn largely from childhood icons of old school hip hop & combat sports, both worlds which heavily raised him. Some subjects since immortalized while many others seemingly forgotten with time. To the latter, these tributes serve as a ceremonial nod to those who never got their just due. In return, no higher artistic reward exists than the honor he's had to touch base with so many of his heroes who've shown love. Full circle.

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PAST ARTISTS

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

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.