On South Granville there is a gallery tucked away off West 6th that has a reputation of hanging thoughtful, irreverent, whimsical and insightful art of various mediums. No pay to hang at Kimoto Gallery – all the artists have an elevated skill level with their medium that allows you to see past the process – and enjoy the vision of the piece without encumbrance of flaws.
The new Winter WonderWalls exhibition will hang until January 16, 2016 and what began as a holiday group show continues with fresh pieces as the artwork is sold. Cash and carry is this seasons theme.
Some of the artists completed a series of small works, while others have laboured over one piece to show one in their space. And, for some other artists, it also became about the installation itself – and how the pieces relate to each other.
In the spirit of the holiday season, this exhibition is cash-and-carry. As the artworks find new homes, new artworks will be brought in. Exhibition will continue until January 16, 2016.
The exhibition features a number of our best local artists, along with some new faces to our stable. Jason Dussault, a BC born, New York based artist, known for his beautiful and colourful mosaic paintings and the piece that is pulling people into this exhibition is his newest piece featuring Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, the recently elected Justin Trudeau.
Kevin Boyle is the sole photographer in the group and has hung haunting imagery of Canadiana in this exhibition and when he gave his artist statement, he spoke from the heart and held attendees spellbound with his personal story. One that started a decade ago as a police officer with a beat-up old camera documenting violence and destruction rampant in his career, then continuing with the death of his father and a road trip to Winnipeg capturing the last breath of small towns and buildings. Powerful and engaging.
Wine was by donation to the Food Bank, jars of chocolates and peppermints kept the children and adults happen and Happy Planet smoothie’s were perfect on a rainy afternoon.
Best wishes to all and ciao ciao,
Helen Siwak, On the Scene