Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Preview/Review at Diane Farris Gallery


December 2, 2010 – January 29, 2011

Holiday Reception: Saturday, December 11, 1 – 4 pm
We welcome you to join us for a cup of mulled wine and festive treats.



Diane Farris Gallery celebrates the last weeks of 2010 with Review/Preview, a group exhibit highlighting artwork from our favourite moments of the past year and providing a glimpse of what 2011 will bring.

2010 was a colourful year at Diane Farris Gallery. In Sara Genn’s first solo show with the gallery, she explored white as a starting point for a gradual shift to colour. Review/Preview includes Genn’s recent vibrant works that further demonstrate her mastery of colour and texture. In June it was All About Blue, a group exhibition showcasing artworks where the colour blue dominated, represented here by Angela Grossmann’s drawings.

It was also a year of firsts. Not only did Diane Farris Gallery launch its blog, it held its first juried show, Twitter/Art+Social Media. Through this exhibition, which included over 40 artists from across Canada and abroad, the gallery examined how social media is affecting the practice of artists. Review/Preview includes works by gallery artists Fiona Ackerman and Wil Murray who both actively use social media and were also featured in our September show Pushing the Edge.

Amy Alice Thompson’s collages on vintage library cards and Justin Ogilvie’s Velazquez-inspired mixed media painting represent the work of two guestartists. As the gallery handles an increasing number of artworks from the secondary market, a spectacular painting by David Bierk and an Andy Warhol print of Mick Jagger will be featured.

New works by Shannon Belkin and Nick Lepard take animals as their subjects. Belkin’s paintings are reminiscent of romantic historical dog portraits while Lepard’s charcoal renderings of elephants confirm his mastery of the medium in these playful drawings.

Paintings from Gary Cody and Elzbieta Krawecka’s upcoming solo shows provide a preview of the exciting exhibits the gallery will offer in the new year. In Cody’s new paintings, he moves from still life compositions towards a greater degree of abstraction while retaining the photorealist style for which he is known. Krawecka’s new series of landscapes, Coming Home, brings together views of the West Coast and Ontario.

We welcome you to join us on Saturday, December 11th afternoon for a cup of mulled wine and festive treats.

*Please note: Diane Farris Gallery will close for the Christmas holidays.

Closed December. 24, 2010 to January 4, 2011.

Diane Farris Gallery, 1590 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Contact: Stacey White

Tel: (604) 737-2629 Fax: (604) 737-2675

This exhibition can be viewed on-line at:

Image: Wil Murray: My Vagina Has A First Name It's -N-, 2010. Acrylic on Photo. 6" X 8"

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