Nov 3-25 – Varieties of Abstraction

Varieties of AbstractionVarieties of Abstraction: Ken Lumbis, Carol Bromley Meeres, Candace Sanderson, Barbara J Daley & Timothy Nash

Varieties of Abstraction brings together five artists who share their individual views of the world around them in works that show us the beauty that lies in abstract art. Although not realistic depictions of their subjects, these varied pieces appeal to both the eye and the brain, giving us alternative views of the natural and human landscapes.

As a biologist Ken Lumbis (Grande Prairie) had the opportunity to view birds and their habitats across the western Canadian rural and wilderness landscapes. The opportunity to observe these lands from both the air and ground allowed him to develop works that reference the land as patterns of textures and colours.

Carol Bromley Meeres’ (Grande Prairie) body of work, entitled Fragile Earth, comes from a lifetime of exposure to the life forms and geological components of the Rocky Mountains, influencing her colour choices and enjoyment of abstracted visions with interesting surface textures or patterns.

Candace Sanderson’s (Grande Prairie) wood sculpture arises from her contemplation of the forms of the environment around her; she brings the pieces to life through her chisel and her understanding of composition.

Barbara J Daley’s (Fort St John) tribute to Leonard Cohen, entitled “Something for Leonard”, is a mixed media textile tribute to the life of the Canadian musical icon; her three smaller textile panels are images abstracted from that work. Please feel free to lift each of the panels.

And Timothy Nash’s (Vancouver) mixed media paintings on birch panel explore relationships between things and processes in the world; he is interested in the act of looking and seeing and in the harmonies that arise from perception and contemplation.