Tag: British Columbia

First Nations Masks in RotoTiller Style

A bonnet made from lawnmower blades is part of Peter McFarlane’s heralded series of First Nation masks and head dresses created from used objects (chainsaws, shovels, rototiller blades and more).  Based in British Columbia, where he is represented by Pegasus Gallery, McFarlane is a sculptor, painter and installation […]

Laurel Terlesky: The Power & The Body

British Columbia artist Laurel Terlesky exposes dependency on electricity and power in this series of surrealist pop culture works.  Created on large canvas using oil, acrylic and aerosol, she presents electricity as part of the human sense of self. (Above: Guitar Jack, 24″ x 36″; Below: Electric Feel  […]

Kathy Venter’s Terra Cottas

British Columbia-based Kathy Venter is internationally known for her life size ceramic sculptures. -Sun, terra cotta, gypsum cement & wood, 50x20x32″ She is currently working toward a major exhibition in 2013 at the prestigious Gardiner Museum of Contemporary Ceramics in Toronto, building upon her long-standing reputation for the […]

Glenn Payan’s Stretched and Tilted Landscapes

The vividly colored, stretched and tilted landscapes of Glenn Payan’s British Columbia are almost fairytale-like in composition. But there’s nothing childlike about this one-time teacher’s rising reputation as a professional artist.  His stylish works have an ever-growing following, via the Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver and Hong Kong. (Detail, […]

Takao Tanabe: ‘I’m a Grumpy Old Man’

A major retrospective on Takao Tanabe, one of  Canada’s most esteemed artists,  is open now at the Burnaby Art Gallery, with 60 works that have never been publicly viewed.  It runs through Jan. 22, 2012. Tanabe, 85 years old, is best known as a landscape painter and internationally […]