Main & Eve Smart Gallery:
July 3 – August 18, 2014
Sunshine Coast Glass Artists:
A collection of local coastal artists working in the medium of glass in different ways using various techniques and all passionate about the luminosity, brilliance, colour, manipulation and difficulty in handling this material.
The glass show will be enhanced with Todd Clark’s paintings, also being used with the Balance theme in mind.
‘The paintings selected for this show, BALANCE, speak to the challenges I find as a painter. My work is generally rooted in the idea of landscape painting. However, I often feel conflicted when my work becomes too literal; when a tree becomes a tree I have a need to augment its colour, a shape recognizable; I distort it often by reducing its information to its bare bones. I enjoy entering the world between imagination and reality where nothing is certain, much like life.’ – Todd Clark
GPAG announces a series of talks in conjunction with its current exhibition: “BALANCE”:
Saturday July 19, 2pm
- Gallery tour by Miyuki Shinkai, curator of SC Glass Artists exhibition
Sunday July 20, 2pm
- Talk by artist Mardi Ahmed
Sunday July 27, 2pm
- Glass bead demo by artist Aileen Reilly at 5630 Andres Road Sechelt, as an extension of GPAG’s BALANCE exhibition.
Saturday August 2, 2pm
- Talk by artist Todd Clark: “What I’ve Learned as an Artist”
Saturday August 16, 2pm
- Stained glass demo by artist Susan Furze
During the course of the current “BALANCE” exhibition, which runs to Monday August 18, almost all the participating artists’ studios are welcoming visitors daily. Information is to be found in the binder at the Gallery