Vantage Points Art Exhibit
February 12, 2020 - March 21, 2020
VANTAGE POINTS exhibit will be open from February 12 to March 21, 2020. Painters Pierre Tremblay and Sandra Wiens present two different approaches to traditional subjects. Pierre Tremblay’s lifestyle and travels have become a great source of inspiration. Often, during time spent away from home, he finds himself capturing spontaneous images or situations that will later become subjects for his artwork. In the studio, the intention is to capitalize on the imagery, using it to initiate the painting process. This series of paintings focuses on the delicate balance between the snapshot and application of paint. This approach enables him to develop a style where space and shape gain in importance, allowing surprises to happen through the process of painting. The relationship between the original photographic composition and the final painting remains interconnected. However, what becomes more important is the way the artist layers colours and patterns in a dynamic, personal, full of life interpretation.
Sandra Wien’s goal is not to represent a specific place visited, but to examine human-constructed ideas of what a “good” landscape is. These are not landscapes that we live with daily, but are ideas of beauty that exist only in our minds such as: the peaceful valley, the unscale-able peak, serene waters and stormy skies. It is not lost on her that historically our desire to hang landscapes in our homes has coincided with political and cultural change and that our present interest in landscape painting exists at a time when our environment is under pressure. With this in the back of her mind, she plays with how much she can pull apart, leave out and pile on top of a composition before an image disintegrates into meaningless chaos.
The O’Connor Group Art Gallery is located at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 9201 Corbould St, Chilliwack. Opening Reception is on February 15, 1-3 pm. Regular hours are Wed-Sat from 12-5 pm. Admission is free. For further information check out our website at www.oconnorgroupartgallery.com