Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland used to have 2 schools with art programs; Emily Carr university of Art and Design and Capilano Universtiy. Unfortuately, Capilano has ended one of its long standing art programs, stranding both teachers and students in a bit of a limbo land. The teachers and students have had 2 “final” art shows to display works that came out of these programs. I attended both shows, the last one being called “Down from the Mountain“.
Both were held in local spaces, with DFTM being in a warehouse near my condo. My partner’s daughter is one of the students who is being “ejected” before finishing her degree in this program. She is quite a talented young artist and like many other art students, preferred the atmosphere of Capilano U to that of Emily Carr. Be that as it may, here’s some of the work that I saw at the shows.
These first few pieces are those of my partner’s daughter, RR. Almost all pieces shown are for sale if not already purchased but please! This is not an attempt to sell her works for her or the other artists. Just enjoy the work of these talented people.
A self portrait of RR. This is a big piece. Really had to work to get it in the car when taking it home from the show!!
The 2 pieces on the left sold at the show 🙂
The following pieces are by other artists. Sorry but I don’t have their names. I could get them for you if you really want to know.
Below – Abstract of a much larger piece. There was a lot of textile type art pieces. And lots that I didn’t take pictures of!
Below – complete piece. This was a fairly small one.
Below – Abstract of larger piece.
Below – most of the piece. Just missing out some borders.
Below- Most of the piece. Missing out some borders
The head of a body-sized sculpture. The rest was cloth draped around a scaffolding to resemble a figure.
Below – Abstract of a much larger piece.
Below – Another abstract of a larger piece. Smaller sections worked nicely as photographic images.
Below – 2 abstracts of the larger charcoal etching that follows. Because of the large size of the piece, I didn’t even realize it was a house until I took the picture and saw it on my camera display and then house came through loud and clear! This piece I actually recorded the name and the artist: “How You Enter a Life” by Kazu Matsukura.
The full image. It was quite large, also.
Hope you enjoyed the show.