Current Exhibition

This Mountain Home
November 3 – 30, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3rd from 2 to 4pm
Artists in attendance

As citizens of Vancouver’s lower mainland, artists Elyse Dodge and David Pirrie live under the shadow of the coastal range. Their works are topographic, expressive responses created in fascination of these towering rows of frozen rocks, paintings punctuated by bold colour and visual analyses of their geographical features. Both artists interface with these sublime mountainous landscapes and develop their works through a process mediated through the body, the lens, the screen and finally paint.

Dodge isolates the mountain in the landscape, deconstructing and reconstructing the angular slopes and faces through digital preparatory sketches before the final painting. Similarly, Pirrie identifies and selects a particular aspect and removes it from its surrounding context of the range, at times secluding it in space or overlaying a pattern and merging the fore with the background. With their practice, each artist abstracts the particular qualities of the mountain, consecrating in visual homage, the symbolic power each individual crag, ridge and peak signifies.

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