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Silk Purse Arts Centre Exhibitions

Exhibitions of work by artists in our community, on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave. West Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday from 12 - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday from 12 - 4 pm.

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    • Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    • Sunday, July 24, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

    'Antiques'

    Joanne Frewer

    'Reverspective 1'

    Majid Shiekh Akbari

    Be transported to other worlds through the engaging 3-dimensional artwork of North Shore artists Joanne Frewer & Majid Sheikh Akbari.

    Joanne Frewer is a multidisciplinary artist creating shadow boxed assemblage works that combine the everyday & the spiritual. Frewer's pieces offer viewers glimpses into other spaces - a Mexican kitchen, Parisian flat, or Buddhist shrine - full of tiny pieces of decor either handmade by Frewer or collected on her travels around the globe. Each scene invites viewers to look closely & discover the details in not only the artwork but in the sacred moments of life they represent.

    Majid Sheikh Akbari is a sculptor & architect whose work is concerned with the conflict & harmony between the spiritual & material. Sheikh Akbari's Reverspective series of wall mounted sculptures take the audience on a journey to mysterious, even divine spaces featuring otherworldly yet familiar architecture. Often composed of reclaimed wood, these plazas, alley & facades are designed using forced perspective & geometry to create the appearance of greater depth in the pieces. These optical illusions invite viewers to reconsider the spaces they are looking at & the intent put into the structures & objects we create.

    First Thursdays Art Walk, July 7, 6-8 pm

    Meet the artists & experience their stunning artwork as you take the self-guided tour of local galleries & public art.

    • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    • Sunday, August 21, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

    Idris Hudson

    Connie O'Connor

    Claudia Wiebe

    Idris Hudson, Connie O'Connor & Claudia Wiebe create expressive & interpretive abstract art inviting the viewer to explore how visual art affects one's point of view & connect with their inner self on a deep & intimate level.

    Idris Hudson is a multi-sensory artist of Stó:lō & Cheam decent, specializing in olfactory & mixed media art. Hudson's paintings combine various techniques & media in multiple layers of flow-motion acrylic pouring, laser cut wood & acrylic inlay components & textured metallic epoxy resin. Each piece includes The Symbol Of Unconditional Love, an icon Hudson created that represents how we apply our unconditional love to our immediate surroundings - the environment, community & ourselves.

    Connie O'Connor is a painter whose work has recently shifted to the abstract. O'Connor's current In Neutral series emerged from her 12 year mindful meditation practise. Working intuitively with no end goal in mind, her work combines a soothing muted palette, varied textures & gestural marks. Each work is named after a personal mantra inspired by mindfulness concepts.

    Claudia Wiebe is a Vancouver based abstract artist. Her recent works are inspired by the ever-changing complexities of love & loss, joy & grief. The layers of paint created in her art are just like life, evidence of what happened, what we did, & what was done to us. It is these layers in our lives, our stories, that makes us most interesting.

    First Thursdays Art Walk, August 4, 6-8 pm

    Meet the artists & experience their stunning artwork as you take the self-guided tour of local galleries & public art.

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