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The Chapel Gallery

As Above So Below II
March 15 - April 19, 2019
Opening reception Friday March 15, 5-7pm
Artist’s Talk at 5:30pm

Exhibition preview

The Chapel Gallery at St Matthias Church, 600 Richmond Ave, Victoria
Gallery Hours: Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm.
Artist in attendance most Saturdays

This exhibition will mark the season of Lent and is a departure from more familiar Good Friday traditions. Here my references to the Christian story are distilled and contemporary. The installation draws inspiration from Buddhism as well as mystical Christianity. The pieces are monochromatic and focus on the circle as potent symbol. The work is not decorative but invites contemplation. I evoke the numinous through meditative ink drawings.

It was a bold move for the church and Rev. Meagan Crosby Shearer to renovate the chapel into a gallery but from the community response of more than a hundred people attending the artist talks at Gallery
openings it’s a welcome addition to Victoria’s exhibition venues.

Overt Christian themes are not requested but instead the work of artists who rely on some aspect of their own spiritual practice for inspiration.

I feel 
this criteria applies to my work. Years of Zen study led to the practice of spontaneously painted ink circles which have now come to include Christian symbology. In this installation, ‘As Above So Below II’, the work walks a line where symbolism and abstraction intersect. It offers a re-boot, if you will, on the observance of Lent.

- RPS

Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston


Wabi-Sabi

Group exhibition
Atlantic Works Gallery
Boston MA, USA

February 9 - March 2, 2019

Image details:
3 scrolls, various titles and dimensions
All ink on collaged handmade Japanese Washi paper with perspex 

Installation at IMPACT Conference


IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism 2019 Conference

Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC

January 20-23, 2019

Image details:
I Dream of Rainbows
Canvas and acrylic on canvas
36x60 inches

Sole Train at John Fluevog


Sole Train to the Night Market

John Fluevog Victoria
556 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC

November 15-30, 2018

Image details:
Cinderella at Sea (from series What Remains of Us)
Found material 
12x12 inches

 

Caetani Centre Residency News


Pop-up exhibition Drawn by Spores Spatter at the Vernon Caetani Centre Gallery. Thanks to all who came to the opening, the artist talk and to the staff for the wonderful support during my residency.
 
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