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Arctic Sojourn

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February 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - March 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

* Deerlake Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 12pm - 4pm / Fridays - 12 - 6pm


Solo Exhibition: Arctic Sojourn – Nicola Tibbetts

Arctic Sojourn is an exhibition that will be held at The Deer Lake Gallery featuring the work of Nicola Tibbetts. Arctic Sojourn is hosted and organized by The Burnaby Arts Council. The Exhibition will open on February 13 and will run until March 12th, 2016.

Arctic Sojourn is a series of painted observations of Iqaluit and Cape Dorset

Tibbetts sought to communicate the dichotomy of the landscape in painted observations of Iqaluit, Nunavut. Stark and lonely, the undulating frozen landscape proves that snow is never white but reflects endlessly the light that is unique to the North. Ugly military buildings brutally stand against the stillness of the arctic landscape as opposed to the 1000 years of Inuit culture, which blends seamlessly with it.

These  contrasts and the simplicity of the brushstrokes are reminiscent of the realism of Edward Hopper.  The colours and composition allow you to almost feel the cold and loneliness.  The North is a compelling and strange beauty.

“Beauty, a complex subject with deep and often complicated routes in Canadian landscape painting is inescapable in the north.”  Nicola Tibbetts

Nicola Tibbetts, a graduate with degrees from both Concordia University, Graduate with Distinction, Montreal, QC and Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Halifax, NS, literally took a sojourn to the North and a distinctive series of paintings in an exhibit called Arctic Sojourn.

Please join us for the opening reception at Deer lake Gallery on Saturday, February 13, 2016 form 2 – 4 PM.