Tani Hamagishi-Allen, "Iolanthe," collage and acrylic on canvas, 2010.
September 3 to October 10, 2010, Boucherat Gallery, Victoria
The alien life forms in Tani Hamagishi-Allan’s Porcelain series, floating oddities in collage and mixed media, are the artist’s response to consumer culture. The significance is in the paintings’ repetitive themes, which she’s given an undercurrent of disposability. Currently based in Nanaimo, B.C., Hamagishi-Allan will show the series at Victoria’s Boucherat Gallery September 3 to October 10.