City Atrium Gallery – Robin Ripley


CityScape Community Art Space
North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3
T: 604.988.6844 W: nvartscouncil.ca E: exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca
January 27, 2014

For Immediate Release

North Vancouver Community Arts Council is proud to announce our

New Exhibition Location!

“City Atrium Gallery”

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is proud to announce a new exhibition space, the City Atrium Gallery. Through a partnership with the City of North Vancouver we have developed a new exhibition space
at City Hall that focuses on installation art, a form of three-dimensional sculptural work designed to intrigue, animate, inspire, and transform the perception of a space.

The inviting atmosphere of the recently renovated open concept atrium lends itself perfectly to a designated contemporary art space. The City has allocated a 30 foot long space and outfitted it for three-dimensional diverse media installations. The dynamic exhibitions are free to the public and will feature an emerging or established artist approximately every eight weeks.

The North Vancouver City Hall’s recent renovation which re-purposed the former City Library building using sustainable building practices has been recognized with a design award from the Architectural Institute of BC and a Lieutenant Governor Award of Excellence that recognizes design excellence.

This new exhibition space is an addition to the NVCAC’s very successful Art in the Community Programme.
In addition to the new Atrium Gallery this programme facilitates the District Library Gallery (Lynn Valley Main Library) and the District Foyer Gallery (North Vancouver District Hall). It is designed to enhance public space, create interest, and enable emerging artists to gain exposure and experience exhibiting in a public environment
while exposing the public to art in non-traditional environments.

The Premiere Exhibition

Robin Ripley
Lituus: thread drawing
January 21 – March 11, 2014

Artist Robin Ripley robinripley.com showcases “Lituus”, a “Thread Drawing” created in response to the gift of an old sewing box and its contents. The drawing has a tactile presence as an object in space, referencing its textile antecedents, while alluding to images of biology, mathematics, and mechanical structures.

Using a variety of media Robin’s work reconsiders the familiar. Since receiving a BFA from Emily Carr in 1992,
her practice has become increasingly three-dimensional and often incorporates a variety of “found objects”. How we connect with the everyday materials that surround us has been a recurring theme in her work. She reconsiders familiar objects to explore how they function as “signifiers” for sensory information, knowledge and memory.

City Atrium Gallery, North Vancouver City Hall, 141 West 14th Street l Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm

Contact: Jo Dunlop, Exhibition Coordinator, North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver l nvartscouncil.ca l 604.988.6844 l exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca