Scrapyard Chronicles is a solo mixed media exhibition that will be held at The Deer Lake Gallery featuring the work of Vanessa Lam. Scrapyard Chronicles is hosted and organized by The Burnaby Arts Council. The exhibition will open Saturday June 6th 2015 and run until June 27th 2015.
In Scrapyard Chronicles Vanessa Lam utilizes mixed media assemblage to explore urban environments and everyday objects. Vanessa Lams use of a traditional color palettes (ochres and siennas), burlap, found papers and newspaper clippings visually echoes the collage work of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques whose collage works had an incredible influence on western modern art. However unlike Picasso and Braque, Lam includes color digital photography, and expressionist gestural painting to her mixed media works.
Deer Lake Gallery
6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Gallery Hours (except reception)
Tues - Sat 12 - 4 pm
Epocha is a solo exhibition that will be held at The Deer Lake Gallery featuring the 2-D and 3-D work of Ewan McNeil. Epocha is hosted and organized by The Burnaby Arts Council. The exhibition will open Saturday July 4th 2015 and run until July 25th 2015.
In this exhibition two major modes of inquiry emerge, those being: grey scale architectural facades and sculptures made out of found materials, that play with minimalist design principles. The question that comes to mind in looking at the work is, what does McNeil’s practice seek to understand? The other important question is, what do the objects do beyond illustrate McNeil’s practice? The subject of the work being urban decay and the lovely point regarding the table saw, as a drawing instrument.