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Silk Purse Arts Centre Exhibitions

Exhibitions of work by artists in our community, on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave. West Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday from 12 - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday from 12 - 4 pm.

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    • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    • Sunday, August 21, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

    Idris Hudson

    Connie O'Connor

    Claudia Wiebe

    Idris Hudson, Connie O'Connor & Claudia Wiebe create expressive & interpretive abstract art inviting the viewer to explore how visual art affects one's point of view & connect with their inner self on a deep & intimate level.

    Idris Hudson is a multi-sensory artist of Stó:lō & Cheam decent, specializing in olfactory & mixed media art. Hudson's paintings combine various techniques & media in multiple layers of flow-motion acrylic pouring, laser cut wood & acrylic inlay components & textured metallic epoxy resin. Hudson's work brings together disparate elements into unified expressions of our unconditional love to our immediate surroundings - the environment, community & ourselves.

    Connie O'Connor is a painter whose work has recently shifted to the abstract. O'Connor's current In Neutral series emerged from her 12 year mindful meditation practise. Working intuitively with no end goal in mind, her work combines a soothing muted palette, varied textures & gestural marks. Each work is named after a personal mantra inspired by mindfulness concepts.

    Claudia Wiebe is a Vancouver based abstract artist. Her recent works are inspired by the ever-changing complexities of love & loss, joy & grief. The layers of paint created in her art are just like life, evidence of what happened, what we did, & what was done to us. It is these layers in our lives, our stories, that makes us most interesting.

    Watch the virtual opening/artist talk with Connie & Claudia as they share their inspirations & techniques & take a tour of the exhibition.

    First Thursdays Art Walk, August 4, 6-8 pm

    Meet the artists & experience their stunning artwork as you take the self-guided tour of local galleries & public art.

    • Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    • Sunday, September 18, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.


    Sang Hee Kim


    Jennifer Shim

    'Lily Clock'

    Julia Shim

    Sonatas are composed of several movements, each representing & invoking different themes, tempos, & stories. Sonata of Life by art collective Atelier Purri, strives to likewise tell the different tempos & stories of life through artwork referencing motifs & styles found in traditional Korean art forms.

    Atelier Purri is a unique collective, comprised of Sang Hee Kim & her daughters Jennifer Shim & Julia Shim. Each artist explores the music of life through different media & styles using nature imagery to deliver stories of past, present & future.

    Sang Hee Kim is a South Korean-Canadian artist specializing in East Asian & specifically Korean art through various forms such as minhwa & traditional black ink, as well as more Western-style mediums such as watercolours & oil paints. In Sonata of Life, Sang Hee's paintings portrays the bonds of longevity & family using traditional Korean symbology & imagery.

    Jennifer Shim is a Vancouver-based writer & artist specializing in understanding the world we live in through worldbuilding, architecture & structural decay. Jennifer explores concepts of time & memories through paintings of trees & architecture, representing the cycle of life & how our environment shapes our memories & narratives. 

    Julia Shim paints not only on canvas but on objects & accessories with vibrant colours & detailed strokes. In this exhibition Julia's work uses butterfly & flower imagery to symbolize rebirth, as petals fall the flower is still rooted to the ground & butterflies will alway emerge from their cocoon.

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