june, 2018


Event Details

Industrial Perspective explores our relationship with industrial zones in our cities, focusing on the port as part of the foreshore. This exhibition features the work of six accomplished artists who share their fascination of how man-made structures play against nature and the human interaction that inhabits these busy areas. Artists hope to encourage viewers to look at our shoreline industrial areas in a different way.
In North Vancouver the foreshore has been an area of bustling activity since the First Nations relied heavily on the waterways for transportation and the marine habitat for food.  Once settlers arrived, the foreshore was the first area of settlement, with the establishment of mills and shipyards from east to west. With the rise of the global marketplace, the shipment of goods through the local ports has made the Port of Vancouver the largest container port in Canada. 
The art work in this exhibition has been created using media as varied as the goods that travel through the ports themselves: dyed & machine quilted fabric, mixed media on wood panel, collage, encaustic on shaped wood, mixed media on mylar and mixed media on canvas. The artists have been inspired by the various port cities where they live and work: Vancouver, Victoria, Chicago and North Vancouver.
Join us for this exhibition and enjoy a fresh perspective about our industrial culture.  

Lori Bagnérès is the curator for Artbomb, an online auction selling contemporary art from coast to coast. Her work is shown both in public and private galleries in British Columbia and Ontario, and held in private, public and corporate collections & institutions throughout Canada, the U.S, Europe, and Australia.
Jeffrey Hirst is based in Chicago, USA. Hirst has exhibited work throughout the United States since the early 1990’s, and has been showcased at national and international venues including the Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Holter Museum, Helena, Montana; McLean Project for the Art, McLean, VA; ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; McKinney Contemporary, Dallas, TX and Palazzo Dell’ Annunziata, Matera, Italy.
Joy Munt is an artist working and living in Vancouver, BC. Joy has worked in the Vancouver film industry and made the change in her art practice from video to painting in 2004. Early on she became interested in the idea of landscape.  Joy has lived in cities across Canada and has drawn inspiration from the varied landscapes across the country.
Barb Pearson describes her paintings as a journey of exploration, created out of an unpredictable journey rather than a schooled process. Pearson’s mixed-media works are comprised of dense layers where she deconstructs and rebuilds multiple times until the surface starts to tell a story. Pearson is a keen supporter of other artists and a member of CARFAC and an associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Susan Purney Mark is a textile artistPurney Mark has spent the last 20 years learning, experimenting and finally teaching a variety of surface design techniques in dyeing, painting, screen printing and image transfers. Most recently she has focused on soy wax resists and has recently released an instructional DVD on many of the techniques she is currently teaching across North America. Her work is known for its use of traditional methods with contemporary design and materials.
Lori Sokoluk is an artist based in Vancouver, BC. Sokoluk’s creative process begins with assemblage, removal, and playful experimentation. Sometimes the energy of a particular place, thought or feeling inspire; sometimes these emerge during the process. Lori imagines and researches ancient stories to enhance her process. Texture, collage, and mixed media layer to build a sense of detail, mystery and personal vocabulary. Intuition guides and discernment hones the finished pieces.
Save the Dates:
Artist Talk: Thursday, June 14, 6:30 – 8pm, CityScape Community Art Space
Industrial Perspectives: A Panel Discussion with Lori Bagnérès, Joy Munt and Lori Sokoluk. Admission Free – Please RSVP to: george@northvanarts.ca or telephone 604.988.6844


june 1 (Friday) - 30 (Saturday)


CityScape Community Art Space

335 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3

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