“Time Depth” March 5-26, 2016
“Time Depth” is a two-person exhibition featuring new paintings by Edmonton artist, Dick Der and Vancouver artist, Edward Epp. Their works, differently, both demonstrate aspects of time and locale: Venetian colour and architecture in the abstract paintings of Dick Der and bands of atmosphere and horizon in the coastal paintings of Edward Epp.
Exhibition Dates: March 5 – 26, 2016
Canadian artist Edward Epp (MFA University of Saskatchewan, 1975) captures the spirit of BC’s rich coastal topography through his lyrical paintings that reflect the landscape, the people, and the icons of coastal and northern BC. Epp’s art has been widely acclaimed and shown throughout BC and Canada. Constantly inspired by his environs, Epp is known for his ‘plein air’ paintings: he works on several paintings at a time outside in the elements with the rain and wind contributing to the creation of his work.
“Sometimes in the long, long winter, when wind tears the rain across my face, lumps of acrylic stream off the canvas, and sufficient working light disappears by 4:30 pm, I wonder about the sanity of working as a singular artist, ‘hanging in’ here after all these years. Yet, hope persists that the works of art that have been fashioned over this period of time as an artist/seeker in this challenging zone may be viewed as a distinct, valuable portrayal of the tensions experienced in this remote region.”
Dick Der was born in Hong Kong in 1950. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Alberta in 1974. Der has had many solo and group shows to his credit including international exhibitions in New York and Singapore and his work is found in numerous public, corporate and private collections.
“There is a continual active dialogue between the internal self and the external reality. As a painter, I use this dialogue to make my paintings objects of contemplation, to evoke a tranquil, mystical, and spiritual experience.”
Images (top to bottom):
Dick Der “Shades of Venice IV” mixed media on panel 45 x 38 inches
Edward Epp “Shore, Malahat” oil on canvas 16 x 16 inches
Dick Der “Snapshot Chinatown #58″ mixed media 29 x 33.5 inches
Douglas Haynes ” WP 2002.65 Finding Manolete #71″ mixed media on paper 12 x 8.5 inches
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