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October 1 - October 20
If you love Jane Everett’s work, you have a wonderful selection to choose from in her new series called “Onyx Creek”. The exhibit will be up in the gallery space from September 18 to October 20.
“In my new body of work, called Onyx Creek, the paintings lean increasingly to the abstract and are only landscape based in the loosest sense. Influenced by the work of Helen Frankenthaler, these paintings distil the memory of a place and time into line and colour. The work is loosely based on a location, the North Shuswap, in particular, the mouth of Onyx Creek. These paintings are about the experience of paddling through the estuary in spring and summer when the water level is high. As the lake rises, the water invades the bushes and reeds that grow at the edge the forest. The effect of the morning sun is therefore profoundly altered reflecting up and drenching the landscape in light from all directions. The paintings address the longing to hold onto those transient moments.
My practice has at its core a cri de coeur for the preservation of the natural world. Like my tree drawings which implicitly express the fragility of our forests, the Onyx creek series celebrates the astonishing variety of life in the riparian area, and the importance of preserving those areas to ensure a healthy environment. While the approach is new the preoccupations and intent of the work remain unchanged.”
– Jane Everett