The following shows are currently on exhibit at Two Rivers Gallery in our main Canfor galleries. Visit Two Rivers Gallery to view these great exhibitions before they close! Check out the exhibits in our Rustad Galleria as well.
October 20 - January 7, 2018
Z'otz* Collective. Anonymous Intents (series), 2017. Mixed Media on paper.
Z'otz* Collective is comprised of three artists with Latin American roots, based in Toronto: Erik Jerezano, Ilyana Martinez and Nahum Flores. The collective will travel to Two Rivers Gallery to create a site-specific drawing along one wall of our exhibition space. Using the concept of niche, riffling on the idea of small shrines in the Catholic faith, and connecting with nesting in French (Nicher: to nest), small boxes will be used throughout the installation as respositories of locally collected items. Like points on the map, they will divide the installation into individual stories and suggest a greater connection to place and community.
October 20 - January 7, 2018
Lou Lynn. Twisted Spoon, 2012. Glass and bronze.
Lynn's glass and bronze sculpture draws from an interest in archaic and industrial tools and artifacts. Forms might draw cues from utilitarian objects or have their genesis in some practical application, but Lynn hijacks these elements. Altering size, configuration and other plastic elements, she builds implements with a mastery that suggests precision and purposefulness at odds with the resulting work. Fitting somewhere between the familiar and the impractically absurd, they at times resemble the specialized tools of some long lost or secret trade or unfamiliar occupation. Collectively they allude to activities outside our spheres of experience and, as convincing artefacts, prompt us to test assumptions about our reality, past and present.
Ahead of her exhibition launch, Lou Lynn will be teaching a workshop at the gallery. "In Search of Form & Texture" will help you explore the potential of functional pbjects as sources of inspiration for sculpture. Click here to learn more.
Dec 7, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018
Elizabeth Eakin, Wind and Fire, 2017. Watercolour on paper.
The Artists’ Workshop is a non-profit organization established in the early 1950’s. Their mission is to encourage visual art through promoting exploration of various mediums at group workshops and showcasing members’ artwork at community events. Any Way the Wind Blows brings together work by but a small fraction of Artists’ Workshop members.
This exhibition embodies the sprit of experimentation and creative expression. Paintings, drawings, mixed media, and block print work decorate the Galleria walls. In addition, a variety of subjects are represented including trees on Cottonwood Island, a blazing forest fire, wheat blown by the wind, and a serene sunset on Summit Lake. The work here stems from both personal experiences and a desire to record places, events and emotions though visual art.
July 27 - Spring 2018
A circle of logs standing on their ends, pointed towards the sky, recalls the forests that surround the city of Prince George. David Jacob Harder constructed this sculptural-installation using a single fir tree that has been sectioned and sawed in half. The interior of the logs face outward, exposed, while the rounded-bark-covered side faces inward, hidden from initial view. At the center of artwork is a wooden bench that can be accessed through an opening in the circle. From the vantage point of the bench, the work appears to shield one from the surrounding urban environment. As much as Standing Split may function as a space for solitude, it also represents an investigation into the relationship between the forest and the city.
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