June Exhibition at the Smithers Art Gallery: “Like the Back of My Hand” by Suzo Hickey


Exhibition Dates: June 2 – July 4, 2015

Artist Talk – Wednesday June 3, 2015, 12-1pm at the Gallery – free and open to everyone. In a slide presentation, Suzo Hickey will take us from raw canvas to finished product. She will talk about the process of creating a painting, from its beginning as an idea, through the many decisions along the way. The talk will include images of works in progress and lots of opportunity for question and answer. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch, coffee & tea will be provided!

Join us for the opening reception on Friday June 5, 7-9pm – it’s free and open to everyone, please drop in to meet the artist and mingle with friends! Tasty appies and punch will be provided.

The subject matter of the paintings in this solo exhibition by Vancouver artist Suzo Hickey is the West Coast urban landscape of the streets of Prince Rupert where she grew up, and the neighbourhood of East Vancouver where she lives now. Hickey asserts that our less-than-picturesque urban communities, with their ordinary houses and powerlines, may not be places with iconic buildings and landmarks that tourists come to visit, but they are still places deserving of reverence – after all, these are the houses that we build for ourselves and the places we live in, and they have their own beauty and importance. Hickey’s work in this exhibition portrays the urban landscape as she sees it, by using layers of light and weather and building a landscape over elaborate underpaintings of shape and colour.

Gallery Summer Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5pm.

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