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February 16-24

Katie So

Katie So frequently absorbs diverse visual stimuli as a crucial part of their creative process. They engage in walks and outdoor experiences, immersing themselves in the environment with heightened attention to detail. This interaction serves as a form of nourishment, essential for their ability to concentrate.

This series of monochromatic paintings embodies this sensory-seeking behaviour. The subject matter remains rooted in the floral and botanical realm, featuring abstract forms and kinetic mark-making. The monochromatic palette reflects the artist’s visual sensitivity to light. These paintings serve as a sensory soothing exercise during the creation process, aiming to communicate not only the artist’s perspective but also their unique experience of the visual world.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, February 17 from noon to 4 pm. The artist will be in attendance.

Katie So - Victory Square

March 1 – 9, 2024

Cara Bain

THIS Gallery is excited to present a new solo exhibition by Vancouver painter, Cara Bain. The exhibition asks, “What do we hold, carry, push through, and receive during the act of making something new?”

In this series, called ‘Surroundings’, paintings of the human figure at rest are surrounded by bedding. While giving us needed comfort, protection, and escape from our daily lives, these surroundings act as soft walls—barriers that protect us from the outside world but also separate us from it. Perhaps at a cost.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 2 from noon to 4 pm. The artist will be in attendance.

Cara Bain - Shroud

March 15 – 23, 2024

SIXBYSIX

THIS Gallery will host a juried group exhibition entitled SIXBYSIX, consisting of 152 6×6″ works created using a wide array of materials.

The only criteria given to the submitting artists was that the final piece had to be no more than 6 inches wide. They were encouraged to use a 6×6” wooden panel as a starting point. However, they could use it as a traditional 2D surface, flip it and use it as a shadow box, as a support for a sculptural piece or even as a container! They were also told that innovation would be rewarded.

Of course, being creative by nature, many artists were up for the challenge!

155 artists submitted 344 works for consideration. We’ve chosen 152 of our favourites for the exhibition.

All works exhibited at SIXBYSIX will be offered to the public for $300 each. It’s a great opportunity for collectors to purchase an original work of art at an affordable price.

This exhibition is open to the public and free to attend. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 16 from 1-4 pm. The work will also be available to purchase and view online.

Artists include:

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Emiko Venlet - SIXBYSIX

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THIS Gallery acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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