March 29, 2017 @ 12:00 am - April 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
* Deerlake Gallery Hours: Closed Sunday/Monday and all holidays
Luminescence II Exhibition
Record breaking attendance numbers throughout the exhibition.
Exhibition Title: Luminescence
Exhibition Dates: March 18th – April 8th, 2017
Closing Gala: Friday, April 7th, 7 to 9 pm
Featured Artists:Group Exhibition
Media: Various Media
Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday 12–4 pm
Extended Hours on Fridays: 12–9 pm
We invite you to stop by the Deer Lake Art Gallery that features over 30 artists:
- Hfour (Ben Z Cooper & Stuart Ward)
- Robert Turriff
- Optical Illusion Museum & Metro Vancouver Mural Society (Nick Gregson & Jeff Cheung)
- Steven Smethurst
- Corey Hardeman
- Bill Thomson & Michael Stefureak
- Lynne Fahnestalk
- Ross Hayduk
- Teena Martin
- and of course returning artist RON SIMMER!
plus many many more!
Closing Gala Event Features
- Musical Performance by Carolyn Neapole
Join us as we celebrate the exhibition Luminescence on the last evening April 7th from 7 to 9 pm! Last day of the exhibition is Saturday, April 8th!
This event features 3 outstanding installations:
The Optical Illusion Museum and Metro Vancouver Art & Mural Society is teaming up to create visually stunning 3D art for Deer Lake Art Gallery. The artistic style utilized is called trompe l’oeil, which is a French term for a visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painting or design that’s two dimensional as a three dimensional object. This evolution of art will use depth of perception, colours, and imagination that will leave you in awe and wonder. This is art that will truly trick your mind!
Hfour is Ben Z Cooper and Stuart James Ward, a Vancouver-based artist duo who create new media installations with the combination of technology and craft. Hfour uses its expertise in video projections, lighting, sound and special effects to bring public spaces, architecture, and natural features to life in ways that encourage thought and interaction. Hfour have done live video performances on relief sculptures in Japan, China, and across Canada. Their interactive works have been displayed at various events in Canada.
Pulse Quasar is an interactive sculpture that uses participants direct input from the kinetic energy of walking, jumping, anddancing to activate the sculpture. Pulse Quasar is a artistic representation of particle physics the building blocks of the universe. Robert Turriff is a Vancouver-based artist who sculpts commercially as a film industry technician and creates his own unique conceptual works as an artist. He has been sculpting professionally since 2002 and graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2009. His conceptual sculptures combine classical and contemporary practices. He loves skilled craftmanship and honours traditional methods of working with raw materials over modernized digital techniques. He often works with recycled materials, preferring the unconventional: mass-produced objects not usually used in art production that take on new meaning through the manner in which he combines them. Recurring themes in his work layer the parallel histories of cinema and the commercialization of nature, with an emphasis on how technology shapes both film production and natural resources. His artwork bows to the dominion of nature, questions our place in it, and reflects illusions we tell ourselves.
The Exhibition will open to the public until April 8th, 2017.
Across the world, in different cultures it is an important date. Jewish Passover falls on the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Sham el-Nessim was an ancient Egyptian holiday that traces back to 2700BC and during Egypt’s Christian period it became Easter Monday. The mythological King of Persia ascended to the throne on this day and is commemorated by a two-week festival. It is a Zoroastrian holidays as well as a holy day of the Bahá’í Faith and Nizari Ismaili Muslims. The day after the equinox, it is the Bengali New Year’s Day. Japan has made it an official national holiday. The coming of spring and all that relates to it is celebrated widely. All these celebrations make a point to celebrate the creation of light to some degree.
We are pleased to present the Optical Illusion Museum and Metro Vancouver Art & Mural Society who are teaming up to create visually stunning 3D art for Deer Lake Art Gallery. The artistic style utilized is called trompe l’oeil, which is a French term for a visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painting or design that’s two dimensional as a three dimensional object. This evolution of art will use depth of perception, colours, and imagination that will leave you in awe and wonder. This is art that will truly trick your mind!
The Deer Lake Gallery welcomes the artistic team Hfour (Ben Z Cooper & Stuart J Ward) who are creating a new piece of immersive video art named “all Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” which reflects the duality of both utopian and dystopian conditions. All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace title references two other works by Richard Brautigan (1967) and Adam Curtis (2011). Brautigan’s poem envisions a world where cybernetics has advanced to a stage where it allows a return to the balance of nature and an elimination of the need for human labor. Curtis’ documentary suggests that technological utopia has failed. Using a series of monitors and mirrors, this artwork examines humanity’s current relationship with technology fifty years after the Brautigan’s work.
The Deer Lake Gallery will host a number of artists’ talks throughout the exhibition.
Saturday, April 1st @ 2:00 pm
Monica Gewurz. Gewurz art is a blend of representational and semi-abstract composition. Her paintings are inspired by nature’s wonders and by designs from ancient civilization emphasizing light, colour, form and texture. Using thick layers of materials to build an almost 3-D effect, creating complex surface and depth into her paintings.
Saturday, April 8th @ 12 & 2 pm
12:00 pm features Nick Gregson & Jeff Cheung of Optical Illusion Museum. Gregson has some of the largest street art murals in Burnaby.
At 2:00 pm we have Chris Taylor demonstrating how to make, find, repurpose and scavenge things that help produce painted surfaces that are new, exciting and most important, have the appearance of spontaneity or effortlessness.
Please join us at the Deer Lake Gallery for the CLOSING GALA EVENT of Luminescence on Friday, April 7th, 7 – 9 pm.
The Deer Lake Gallery is located near the beautiful Deer Lake Park 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC. 604-298-7322 firstname.lastname@example.org Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12 to 4 pm www.burnabyartscouncil.org, FREE admission & parking.