‘INTO FALL’, The Group of Six at Insight Art Gallery, August 27 – September 28, 2014

INTO FALL WRITINGS – Group of Six

 

Betsy Fairbrother -This month I will be showing some works inspired by both my island jaunts as well as my visit back east last fall. The resplendent hues of the fall foliage, from green to brown, to red and gold, and the multi-coloured patterns of the fallen leaves on the ground were a visual feast.  I am enamoured by the incredible warmth and light that the season brings.

Autumn Colour, by Betsy Fairbrother

Autumn Colour, by Betsy Fairbrother

 

Anne Popperwell – I have painted many subjects, but over the many years I have been painting, I realize that light is my real subject. Light that reflects off surfaces, that is diffuse, light that is concentrated in one area and especially luminous light that appears to come from the subject/the painting itself. With these ideas in mind, I describe my latest work as “Luminous Horizons”.

Island Sky by Anne Popperwell

Island Sky by Anne Popperwell

 

Tish Saunders – We are moving ‘Into Fall’ now and in this last installation, my work is moving into the world of the abstract and non-objective realm. I’ve included one abstracted painting called ‘Lucky Day’, which I painted when we learned that the fire, which was blazing on Galiano, was finally under control.  We had watched as the Mars Water Bomber flew over us and dipped to the ocean to fill up, then circled and headed south to the fire. What a relief!  There are some colour field paintings- studies on black that explore the canvas surface, and some mosaics. One is a small landscape made of semi-precious stones called ‘Island Jewel’.

Lucky Day by Tish Saunders

Lucky Day by Tish Saunders

 

Francine Renaud -Fall, is no doubt a gorgeous season full of light and colors. It brings me both to the beginning of a new creative season, and, also to the completion of what has been a busy summer, as I worked with The Group of 6, to present you our work. I am very excited to present you these recent pieces ….. These works embody my love of trees. of working with wood, carving it to create imagery that is inspired by being part of this island. What also excites me is the creative use of contemporary tools and technologies to freshen our attention and enjoyment in seeing artwork.  I am choosing subjects both known and fictitious. They suggest a story to be told and very well may be the characters of an ongoing story …..  The real quest for me, behind the tools and the subjects, is to give these works a feel that is both timeless and fresh, so that you, who get to see them and live with them, will be filled with vitality and a sense of place.

Jump for Joy Chocolate Hare by Francine Renaud

Jump for Joy Chocolate Hare by Francine Renaud

 

Laurie MacCallum – For this show, I have created a series of wall pieces, inspired by the qualities of porcelain, and by the quirky, sensual shapes and forms of the garden and coast.  Are they animal?  Are they plant, or a hybrid?  From the garden, or a tidal pool?

Bruce Dolsen – For this final show of the season I have returned to “The Bluffs”, inspired once again by the imposing form of the “Grandmother Tree”, for which I have chosen the Coast Salish name “ekwiyeqw”.  While painting these forms again and again over the last few months I have retained in my consciousness an awareness of our island as an ancient place; perhaps “ekwiyeqw” embodies that antiquity, a history of rootedness far beyond our life span. As for the two nude studies, in pairing them with the trees I ask you, the viewer, to create the link yourself, to see the relationship between one bodily form and another. Limbs, arms, legs, and trunk: the vocabulary is the same. We are just variations on a theme, living in the light.

Grandmother Tree by Bruce Dolsen

Grandmother Tree by Bruce Dolsen

 

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