This summer gallery 2 is featuring three well-known artists; Christina Lake artist Richard Reid, RCA (The Ephemeral Landscape) many will know Reid he has lived in the area for more than 30 years and is one of the founders of Grand Forks Art Gallery. Reid is figurative landscape artist, depicting his world around him. Reid writes, “I find landscape to be quite sensual, with all its undulating forms and textures- the use of the human figure merging with landscape has reflected this quality...”
Leah Weinstein (Between Subject and Object) is a Vancouver – based fabric artist who uses everyday objects and materials to create sculpture, textiles and performance…she draws on strategies found in both art and design, between display and active use. “Garments act as extensions of bodies, symbolizing both individuality and collectivity. Evoking the body of the wearer (or wearers), these sculptural works examine social spaces around bodies, highlighting complex relationships between self and others…”
Zshu Zshu Mark (Fields, Forests and Flowers) grew up in Grand Forks and is now based out of Vancouver. Mark is a watercolor artist who has also used a variety of mediums to express ideas and images of nature. “I have always felt fortunate to have grown up in Grand Forks because its environs allowed me such immediate experience of nature…To this day it is very easy to call up the images and even the scents of this valley, redolent grasses, leaves, woods, flowers – no matter where I am painting.”
The opening reception for The Ephemeral Landscape, Between Subject and Object and Fields, Forests and Flowers will be held on Saturday, May 30 from 1pm to 3pm and the three exhibitions will run until August 15, 2015.