HER | Group Show
HER | Group Exhibition
August 10-24, 2019
3045 Granville Street, Vancouver
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 2-4 PM
Her brings together and celebrates the works of four women artists, comprised of two painters and two photographers, who have each become recognized for their respective representations of the female form.
Painter Darlene Cole’s lyrical and poetic renditions of solitary figures or small gathering of females in various stages of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood evoke a sense of memory or fleeting experience. The paintings for Her depict figures immersed in an intimate moment.
In her Falling Through Time series, photographer Barbara Cole emphasizes dynamism and power of the female form in movement and a seamless catapulting back and forth between future and past self in time and technique.
In Barbara Cole’s Meditation series, a restrained atmosphere of stillness and contemplation pervades.
Like Barbara Cole, painter Vicki Smith also concentrates on the female form as it moves through water. Her swimmers evoke a feeling of freedom and expansiveness and a possibility for transformation as they calmly float or swim in lakes and swimming pools.
Photographer Virginia Mak’s soft-focus images from her Composed Series in this exhibition pay homage to the creative women in her life while her Stillness series turns a more inward gaze towards self-reflection and growth.
The exhibition seeks to provide ‘a room of one’s own’ to highlight the multiplicity of views on the female form by four strong female artists.