Passion for the Possible | By Michelle Austen
In the Gallery Now:
September 2nd – October 1st
Main Gallery: Jessa Gilbert | Flux
Flux Definition; A flowing or flow, continuous change or movement
Gallery 1: Sandra Flood | Inspired by Degas
Gallery 2 & 3: Meagan Oxford | Altered State
This September the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre will be featuring a beautiful eclectic mix of mediums and themes from 3 different artists. Painter & Muralist Jessa Gilbert will be transforming the main gallery while Sandra Flood and Meagan Oxford fill the side galleries with both classical painting and surreal art.
Jessa Gilbert is an experiential landscape artist, muralist and backcountry guide who has collaborated with several outdoor brands and exhibited in international galleries. Part of what makes Jessa’s work so striking is her focus on the interconnectedness of all things.
“I use a single, continuous line to create the foundation for each painting and drawing, (which) shows the physical connection between things; the clouds to the ridgeline, the sand to the sea, the path to the people.” -Jessa Gilbert
Meanwhile, Gallery 1 at RVAC will host the work of Sandra Flood and her exhibition “Inspired by Degas”. The exploration of Degas’ work and life, for Sandra Flood, combined with her experience in the world of contemporary dance fuelled her inspiration for this exhibition. Sandra has perfectly captured the movement and magic of ballet and it’s physically demanding practice, resulting in her beautiful acrylic paintings which capture the movement of the human body.
In contrast, Meagan Oxford’s exhibition “Altered State” explores the relationship between the human psyche and nature. Her interest in psychology and multi dimensional theory is often explored through her surreal and psychedelic style. This combined with close attention to detail, surreal composition, and striking colours means Meagan’s pieces are perfect for capturing both the eye and imagination.
This impressive mix of artists highlights the diversity of the talent here in Revelstoke and ensures that there’s something for everyone. Be sure to catch this month-long exhibition running September 2nd to October 1st at The Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.
October 7th – October 29th
Main Gallery | Tina Lindegaard, Valerie Speer & Jennifer Hedge
Gallery 1 | Sherry Cheriton
Gallery 2 | Kaisa Lindfors
Gallery 3 | Vanessa St Yves
VIRTUAL TOURJuly 2021
Inside the Artist Studios:
A look at several of our past Main Gallery artists. Get a glimpse into their studios and journey with them as they discuss their artistic process. Videography by FDProductions