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October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

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

Exhibition Title:  Horror Vacui

Exhibition Date: October 5th – October 28th, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday October 5th at 7 pm
Featured Artists:  Mallory Donen, Julie Epp and Kendra Schellenberg

Media: Mixed media
Horror Vacui is an exhibition that will be held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery featuring the works of Mallory Donen, Julie Epp and Kendra Schellenberg.  Horror Vacui is hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council.  The Exhibition will open on October 5th  and will run until October 28th, 2017.


In visual art, horror vacui, also kenophobia, from Greek “fear of the empty”,  is the filling of the entire surface of a space or an artwork with detail according to Wikipedia. Artists Epp, Donen, and Schellenberg, will exhibit works inspired by the notion of Horror Vacui. They will collaboratively and individually create works, which emphasize the meditative and time-consuming process involved with obsessive attention to detail, mark making, pattern, and repetition. The exhibition will include a collaborative mural that will be painted/drawn directly onto a wall in the gallery and will integrate the styles of all three artists with an emphasis on Horror Vacui. In addition, each artist will exhibit new work created based on this exhibition theme. The individual works will include painting, drawing, sculpture, and digital art.


Schellenberg is an emerging artist, writer and recent graduate from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of the Fraser Valley.  Her work often addresses themes of body and identity, and more specifically their relation to femininity and womanhood. She works in multiple mediums, from photography to pen and ink. Her work is

Donen graduated from UFV with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts Major and was appointed to the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students. She specializes in various disciplines including photography, print media, painting, and drawing. Donen is intrigued by the formal elements found in nature, mundane objects, and things in life that are often overlooked or unnoticed. In addition, she finds inspiration within textures, patterns, and repetition. The purpose of her work is to inspire the viewer and help them to appreciate the beauty of the world we live in.

Epp is a Fraser Valley artist with a degree in Fine Arts. She has a conceptual sculpture and illustrative art practice. Her work has a reoccurring focus on the body. She illustrates both realistic and stylized bodies, and abstract interpretations of the human form in sculpture and illustration.


Please join us at the Deer Lake Gallery for the OPENING RECEPTION of Horror Vacui on Thursday October 5th, 7 pm..


The Deer Lake Gallery is located near the beautiful Deer Lake Park 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC.  604-298-7322 info@burnabyarscouncil.org   Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 12 to 4 pm  www.burnabyartscouncil.org, FREE admission & parking.