MEET THE ARTISTS: Saturday, November 4, 12 noon – 2 pm.
In the Main Gallery
CLAIRE DIBBLE | In An Altered Landscape (mixed media)
Beginning at the source of the Columbia River in southeastern BC and ending 3.5 months later in the ocean at Astoria, Oregon, this photographic series documents the artist’s solo kayaking adventure paddling 2000 winding kilometres. Photographic installations create the sense of being in, on, and under water. The artist’s hand-built kayak, as well as video clips, photographs, and prints, offer the viewer a tiny window into the artist’s experience on this journey. In this exhibition and through her solo kayaking adventure the artist explores how we can find moments of awe, vulnerability, and connection to the natural world in the altered landscapes that surround us.
Claire Dibble is a photographer, writer, and project-based artist living and working in Golden BC. She draws her artistic inspiration from time spent in extreme outdoor environments, working in a variety of mediums including photography, encaustics, textiles, and boatbuilding. Dibble holds a BA in Social Anthropology and Photography and a certificate in Latin American Studies from Hampshire College. She has exhibited her work in group exhibitions in Paris, Portland, and Vancouver; and in solo exhibitions in Oregon USA, Banff AB, Golden, Kaslo, and Castlegar BC.
In the Eve Smart Gallery
ED HILL, CHARMAINE BAYNTUN, RUTH RODGERS, CORALIE SWANEY | The Landing Artists (mixed media)
Established in 1997, the Landing Artists were a group of local artists well known across the Sunshine Coast and beyond. At one time the Landing Artists had over 40 artist members and a gallery located just across the street from GPAG’s current location. In 2016 their gallery closed and in the summer of 2023 the group had their final official exhibition with all the remaining Landing Artist members together. This exhibition in the Eve Smart gallery is a collection from four of those remaining Landing Artists who just had to do it one more time: Ed Hill, Coralie Swaney, Ruth Rodgers, and Charmaine Bayntun.