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Particles + Paradoxes

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024
  • Monday, March 04, 2024
  • Kay Meek Arts Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave.

'Still Life With Melon'

Pepe Hidalgo

'Gravity Door 7'

Pierre Leichner

'Into the Blue'

Susan Wolpert

What is reality? What forms the world around us? What makes us us? The artists in Particles + Paradoxes explore these questions & offer their unique musings through exciting & experimental art.

Pepe Hidalgo's series of acrylic paintings “The Magic of Still Life” speaks of different states of consciousness where one becomes absorbed in the painting & does not know if the object exists or is an invention of the artist - giving objects a new meaning by presenting them in a different way: distorting some of them & leaving others in the most simplistic form.

Pierre Leichner is an interdisciplinary research artist exploring gravity, a fundamental force of nature that still holds many mysteries. Leichner's painted recycled wooden doors are imaginative representations of gravitational waves & black holes created using gravity directly through pouring paint from above & spinning the doors.

Susan Wolpert, inspired by theoretical physic, uses the symbol of a circle to represent the basic elements that make up matter in the universe, Wolpert methodically layers paper circles over top photographs of local scenes to illustrate how the differences in nature are defined by the changing patterns of the same basic elements.

Artists Talk

Join us for an engaging livestream conversation with the artists as they share insights into their artistic processes, inspirations & take a tour of the exhibition.

Plan your visit to the Kay Meek Arts Centre. The exhibition spans the PARK Retirement Living Atrium & lobby to the McEwan Theatre lobby downstairs.

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292


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Summer Hours: Wednesday  Saturday 12 – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 pm


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