On display at Gibsons Public Art Gallery Jan. 18 to Feb. 12 is a joint exhibit by artists Lil Chrzan (Towards Light) and Judy Witheford (Elemental Landscapes).
The opening reception is on Jan. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery at 431 Marine Dr., Gibsons.
Gallery hours are Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lil Chrzan is a Canadian landscape painter known for her masterful depictions of golden light across luminous West Coast scenes. Viewers are invited to enter her world and experience a sense of calm transcendence when viewing the dramatic light-filled paintings.
Chrzan’s paintings are not intended to be direct representations of nature but rather a process of extracting the most essential elements of a scene. These works hum with intensity, while offering the viewer contemplative calmness.
Judy Witheford writes: “In this body of work, I use the camera to bear witness to the birth of new form as lava is heaved into the ocean’s water and freezes while fire and wind bleach the skin and flesh of trees leaving naked chalk-white branches and limbs.
“The landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reveals the constant drama of destruction and regeneration happening in the immediacy of the present but also invoking the memory of a distant past when the earth was in its infancy, thus alluding to the vastness of time. Choosing to work in a black and white palette helps to get down to the primal basics and reveal what is truly essential to meaning.”
For more information, contact Michael Aze at 604-886-0531.