Shorelines celebrates coasts at Coastal Patterns Gallery
Coastal Patterns Gallery in Artisan Square is launching a great new season of exhibitions for 2012. We’re featuring both on-island and off-island artists in seven exhibitions.
Shorelines, the opening exhibition for the 2012 season, features the work of Pnina Granirer and Gregg Simpson. Both artists are exhibiting works inspired by rocky coastlines.
Pnina Granirer has lived and worked in Vancouver since the 1960s after immigrating to Canada by way of Romania, Israel, and the United States. Her travels in Europe, Japan, and Mexico have inspired several series of works, including the Alhambra Series and the Kyoto Suite. Granirer has shown her work locally, nationally and internationally and is included in numerous private, corporate and public collections. In 1993, together with artist friend Anne Adams, Granirer initiated Artists in our Midst, a successful annual community-oriented open studios event in Vancouver, British Columbia that now involves more than 70 artists living and working on the West Side of Vancouver.
Granirer’s works in Shorelines are inspired by the rock formations on Gabriola Island. She creates haunting views that build upon the natural surreality of the landscape. Simpson will be exhibiting works inspired by the landscapes of Bowen Island and Brittany.
Coastal Patterns Gallery will host an artist’s reception on Sunday, April 8, from 1 to 4 pm. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition runs from March 29 to April 30.
Upcoming exhibitions include paintings and works on paper by Katharine Vingoe-Cram, an emerging artist from Halifax, and Bowen’s own Kim Kasasian, Sarah Haxby, Gerald Morriseau, Marc Baur, and Gregg Simpson.