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The Vancouver art scene heats up in July, with fantastic showings from local artists Maxine Wolodko, Kenneth Mitchell, and more
Maxine Wolodko captures the simple beautiful moments of everyday life in her acrylic paintings.
Incorporating themes of simplicity and community, her work draws attention to things that endure through time. Her paintings will be displayed in the exhibition space next to work by Kenneth Mitchell.
BC Connection: Maxine Wolodko lives and works in North Vancouver.
Exhibit Details: From July 3 to September 3 at the District Foyer Gallery, North Vancouver District Hall. 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver. District hall hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Opening Details: The opening reception takes place on Thursday July 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Above: Crockett House, by Maxine Wolodko
Mitchell’s fascination with the beauty and function of nautical vessels is a result of spending 50 years working at the Vancouver waterfront, and just as long seafaring around the globe.
His research into the history of shipping and boat design, and his fascination with the restoration of iconic vessels informs his model shipbuilding. Each of his carefully planned models – including a Viking Longboat, 18th Century Frigate, Chinese Junk and the Mississippi River Boat – took about a year to complete. His sculptures are displayed next to the paintings of Maxine Wolodko.
BC Connection: Kenneth Mitchell lives and works in North Vancouver.
Exhibit Details: From July 3 to September 3, at the District Foyer Gallery, North Vancouver District Hall. 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver. District hall hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Above: Model by Kenneth Mitchell
This is the first solo exhibition in a public institution of work by Canadian Inuit artist Itee Pootoogook.
His large-scale graphite and coloured pencil drawings capture images of modern northern life – a different perspective than most are accustomed to seeing from Inuit art work. Pootoogook’s exhibition features a number of images representing northern architecture and everyday life.
In addition to the Pootoogook’s exhibit at CAG, a special version of his landscape drawing, Sky at Night, is being presented large-scale at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line.
Exhibit Details: From June 28 to August 25, 2013 at the Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver. Free and open to the public Tuesday to Sunday from 12–6 pm.
While you are at the gallery check out other exhibits in the gallery, including installations by Monika Sosnowka and textbased works by Kay Rosen.
Above: Bright Sunny Day, 2011, by Itee Ptoogook. Coloured pencil on paper. Collection: Neil Devitt. Courtesy Marion Scott Gallery/ Kardosh Projects, Vancouver.
Persuasive Visions contrasts and compares still life, portraiture, landscape and marine paintings by seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish paintings with contemporary works by Thomas Ruff, Liz Magor, Jeff Wall and Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky.
Curatorial Talk: Join exhibit curator Ian Thom on Saturday, July 6 at 2 pm for a curatorial talk focusing on the historical significance of Still Life, a flower painting by Jacob Marrel that is in the Vancouver Art Gallery collection.
Exhibit Details: From June 15 to September 15, 2013 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC. Gallery hours are Daily, 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesdays until 9 pm.
Above: Balthasar van der Ast, Untitled (Still Life with Peaches and Shells), unknown, oil on panel, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Davidson.
July Art Openings