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Amelia Douglas Gallery

Current exhibit

 

 

The Pacific and Other Stories
Works in glass and canvas by 
Robert Gary Parkes and Denise Dupre

April 26 – June 23, 2018

Opening Reception: 
Thursday, April 26
4:30 – 7:30pm
Live music, refreshments, cash bar

My latest body of work is a continuation into new directions for a series I originally called Tide Pool. In this new series, Oceans, I am taking elements of the Tide Pool series and forming a variety of works that reflect the earth’s connection to the seas, from shallow waters to the deep abyss.

 
In these pieces, I am incorporating some glass that has previously been broken or are scraps of other works from the past that are now being recycled or repurposed. This is a reflection of my efforts to bring back to a new life something that would otherwise be thrown away.
 
--Robert Gary Parkes
 
 
This new body of work encompasses typography and abstraction, a delicate balance or mapping between the strict graphic nature of text and the fluid energetic function of abstract painting.
 
Inspiration for this series started with my curiosity of the random colours and patterns upon the studio drop cloth. Smudges and smears of excess paint and drips formed interesting patterns, inspiring me to envision bold compositions. The addition of text evolved into a narrative as random as the paint markings. Abstract shapes and embellished markings colluded with and complemented the themes of the paintings. I felt challenged to create a comprehensive story of aesthetic intrigue and beauty. 
 
--Denise Dupre

Hours
Monday - Friday 10am-7:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Sunday Closed

The gallery is closed between exhibits

Fourth Floor North, Douglas College
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
One block from New Westminster Skytrain Station.

For more information, please contact Krista Eide, Arts Events Officer, artsevents@douglascollege.ca or 604-527-5723.

Douglas College Library Digital Archive: Amelia Douglas Digital Living Memory Art gallery

 

Upcoming Exhibit

Landlocked? and Flotsam Fixation
Installations and sculptures by Tiki Mulvihill


August 2 – September 7, 2018

Part of the New West Cultural Crawl, August 11-12
Opening reception: August 11, 1-3pm