Perceptions

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
  • Sunday, October 24, 2021
  • Silk Purse Arts Centre


Nanaimo-based artist Julian Growcott invites viewers to challenge their perceptions of traditional landscapes as a subject & reality itself. Born in England, Julian is a Graduate of Emily Carr University of Art & Design. His starkly focused modern landscapes are combined with surreal imagery, painted in acrylics & gouache with very fine brushwork & realistic details. Influenced by lucid dreams & childhood memories of England his subjects are as diverse as village streets, smoky factories amid pastoral countrysides & high-rise buildings, most with a backdrop of curious cloud formations. Some images look like one subject but on closer inspection are quite another.

Virtual Opening Wed. Sept. 29, 7pm
Join us for a an exciting live opening with the artist! We'll take a tour of the exhibition, hear from Julian as he discusses his inspirations & process, & take questions from viewers.

Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & what you need to know before visiting the gallery.


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