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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. Viewing Hours: Thursday-Saturday from 12-5pm & Sunday from 12-4pm.

Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & how you can help us do so.

Exhibitions are generous supported by

    • 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.

    Check out the virtual opening - 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.


    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • Sunday, November 21, 2021
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre



    Mixed media artists Laura Clark & Monica Nudelman explore the passage of time, memory & the emotions we experience while confronting those concepts through artwork rich with imagery & multiple layers of materials.

    Laura Clark is a Vancouver photo-based artist whose practice focuses on the fleeting existence of time & space, observing the remnants we leave behind, revealing the change & transformation that takes place to shape thought, recollections & surroundings. Her evocative photographs explore the symbolism & meaning of flowers in the occasions of life & death - in celebration, in memory, & in mourning. Clark further explores this theme through multi-layered sculptural pieces combining her photographs with resin & fresh/artificial flowers.

    Monica Nudelman is a North Vancouver based mixed media artist whose artwork examines concepts relating to cycles, notions of being, & relationships that intertwine with the past, present & future through the transformation of unwanted materials. Her bold & colourful works are compositional & textural experiments, using acrylic paint, papers, fabrics, reclaimed wood, furniturecollage & paper mâché. Nudelman's engagement with the restoration & renewal of  vintage materials & discarded waste pulls memories into the present as prospects for the future.

    Virtual Opening Thur. Oct. 28, 7pm
    Join us for a an exciting live opening with the artists! We'll take a tour of the exhibition, hear from Laura & Monica as they discusses their inspirations & processes, & 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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