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Amelia Douglas Gallery

Current exhibit

city squares poster


City Squares

Drawings, Textiles, & Paintings by John Steil, Judy Villett and Martha Jablonski-Jones
Part of the New West Cultural Crawl: Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Opening reception: Saturday, August 10, 1:00-3:00 pm
Live music & refreshments 

August 1 - September 14, 2019

City Squares is a group presentation by three Canadian artists on one related topic: an examination of contemporary urban layout and its content. Modern North American cities have, for the most part, attempted to contain and regulate the irregular by superimposing a grid-like matrix over anything intrinsic or accidental, whether it be texture, colour, or organic form. The result is the overwhelming rectilinearity of our urban surroundings. Yet within these rigid formats, the necessary messiness of human occupation continues to affect the contents: eroding, decaying, growing, or evolving in unbidden ways. Their presentation mirrors this contradiction. As in an actual city, the uniformly square grid runs counter to their innate content. 

John Steil is a Vancouver-based visual artist who works in water, colour, acrylics, collages, ink, and more. New Westminster's Judy Villett grew up in Alberta surrounded by generations of quilters and has been combining traditional techniques and contemporary design in her textile work for many years. Martha Jablonski-Jones has lived in cities for most of her life, including Vancouver, taking inspiration from the sights and sounds of these surroundings. 

Monday - Friday 10:00 am -7:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

The gallery is closed between exhibits.

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

For more information, please contact the Arts Events Officer, or 604-527-5723.

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


Upcoming Exhibit

 las meninas poster

Las Meninas & CenTauress

September 19 - October 26, 2019

Sculptures & Paintings by Suzy Birstein

Opening reception: September 19, 4:30 – 7:30pm
Live music, refreshments, no-host bar

First Artist's Talk: September 24, 6:30pm
Second Artist's Talk: September 25, 12:30pm