June 17, Saturday afternoon
(during South Granville Art Walk)
June 17 - July 15, 2017
PREVIEW & PRE-SALE
June 1, 2017 at 10am
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Kimoto Gallery will be teaming up with Thrive Art Studio for this Summer’s first big group exhibition titled, ‘CANADA 150’, in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday since confederation! This exhibition opens during the annual South Granville Art Walk, on June 17th, and will showcase 150 pieces of original Canadian artwork on the gallery walls, by fifty plus artists from Vancouver and the region. The theme is not maple leaves, hockey nor Tim Hortons, instead it is diversity; featuring works by both emerging and established artists, who do what they do, devoted to their professional practices!
This curated exhibition will be featuring Kimoto Gallery artists as well as Thrive Art Studio Mastermind members. Artworks will range from $500 - $1500 and will be hung salon style through out the gallery, in order to fit all 150 pieces. The exhibition will feature a variety of accessible artwork ranging in size and mediums, including: painting in oil, acrylic and watercolour, drawing, photography and sculptural works. Kimoto Gallery is proud to exhibit the works by a number of your favourite Vancouver artists as well as many bright new talents from the area. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate CANADA 150. Preview & Pre-sale starts June 1st at 10am.
Our rituals around our remains after we pass away are created by the place we live, where we worship and the traditions we inherit. The show, Ritual & Remains, by artists Jamie Smith and Tara Lee Bennett explores how people across different cultures use plants and flowers to honour the loss of a person and to show sympathy to those left behind. These flowers and their vases, like ashes and urns, are what remains of the rituals that are practiced when say goodbye. Jamie has created whimsical illustrations that incorporate the traditional patterns, place and flowers of mourning. Tara’s paper work focuses on giving space and honour to individual elements from each culture. The show is a softer look at loss and the life that remains after the rituals are done- the flowers, the plants, the life.