2012 Gallery Shows

Gallery Exhibitions 2012

JANUARY 2012

SEAN GODDARD – COLEOPTERA AND DIPTERA [BEETLES AND FLIES]
January 6 – 31, 2012


Sean GoddardOf the 370,000 species of beetles and 122,000 species of flies, for this show, Sean will focus on the two orders, Coleoptera and Diptera.

Sean moved to the Tofino area in 1995. He hails from Mississauga and moved to Whistler in the early 1990s in search of a new lifestyle. It was there that Sean began dabbling in glasswork with the help of friend, Gimel Holland, daughter of legendary glassman, Moss Holland. What began as an after-work hobby quickly turned into a cottage industry for Sean as he began to sell his new creations at the Pemberton Farm Market and in such galleries as Mountain Craft in Whistler.

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FEBRUARY 2012

CIRCLE CRAFT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
February 3 – 28, 2012

Kelly Austin teacupandsaucer_300This exhibition features the works of Circle Craft’s 2011 student scholarship recipients. Featured will be: Kelly Austin, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Ceramics Program; Emily Hill, Capilano University, Textile Arts Program; Donovan Hough, Kootenay School of the Arts, Metal Program; and, Idolly Schwendener, Vancouver Community College, Jewellery Program.

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MARCH 2012

Diane PerryDIANE PERRY – A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MONSTERY THINGS
March 2 – April 3, 2012

Diane is a textile artist living on Saltpring Island. She creates dolls and stuffed toys using a variety of sewing and felting techniques.  She is known for her collections of “monstery things,” which appeal to children and collectors.

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APRIL 2012

MIRAN ELBAKYAN & JASON MARLOW – METAL & WOOD WORK
April 6 – May 1, 2012

Miran Elbakyan
Jason Marlow spring 2012 exhibitJason Marlow is a well-established wood turner currently based on Vancouver Island. He produces large-scale wall pieces and intricate hollow turnings. He is known for a range of objects inspired by forests, rivers, mountains, and wildlife.

Miran Elbakyan whimsical abstract sculptures lean towards surrealism, humour, and surprise. His lines are always in motion, always striving to fly, to dance, to excel, while his imagery is fluent and expressive. Ornamental lacy curtains, made of wrought iron, curl around each other in a sensual tango, transparent and delicate like elaborate filigree, as if dancing in the wind.

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MAY 2012

TERRI-ANN DUNNING – FLOOR ART
May 4 – June 5, 2012

Terri-Ann DunningStunning Dunning (AKA Terri-Ann) is a vibrant self-taught artist whose bright magical style conveys a sense of joyous spirit. Each piece spills over with the juice of life, filling the viewers’ eyes with a sense of playfulness. Terri-Ann is best known for her modern and creative innovation of an old craft known as floor art. Early settlers would recycle used sails to insulate the floorboards of their homes. This process involves painting acrylic on canvas and sealing each piece with floor varnish. The finished product can be used indoors and outdoors. They are waterproof, UV-protected, pet-friendly, and can be washed with soap and water. A self-described rabble-rouser and occasional artist, Stunning spends her time conjuring, creating, and cavorting in her tree-fort studio on Salt Spring Island.

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JUNE 2012

JACQUELINE ROBINS – CERAMIC WORK
June 8 – July 3, 2012


Jacqueline RobinsJacqueline Robins lives in East Vancouver. Her work is narrative and combines the many skills she has honed over the last 15 years of working with clay and imagery. Robins’ formal education in drawing, printmaking, and ceramics was at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, followed by an apprenticeship on Salt Spring Island, BC. Robins has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and is in private collections in Europe, North America, and Japan. Robins is compelled and inspired by the notion of heirloom. The cycles of life are a re-occurring theme in her work, which focuses on pieces that celebrate and record significant moments in life. Utilizing a variety of printmaking techniques, she is able to illustrate and imprint the clay. For more information: http://jacquelinerobins.com/

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JULY 2012

ADELE SAMPHIRE & LISA SAMPHIRE – SAMPHIRE FUSION
July 6 – 31, 2012


Adele Samphire and Lisa Samphire - plateSamphire came into use in the 16th century to describe a seashore succulent plant growing in England. The ashes of Samphire yield soda ash, which is an important ingredient for glassmaking and in glazing pottery. Samphire Fusion is the culmination of works by mother and daughter, Adele Samphire (potter) and Lisa Samphire (glass blower).

Adele and Lisa are planning works of pottery and glass that share and combine their personal techniques and methods in each of their mediums. The pieces will explore their shared interest in pattern. They are both influenced by patterns found in nature, fabric design, wall paper, and Middle Eastern carpet and calligraphy. Adele Samphire received her formal art training at Leeds College of Art and Birmingham College of Art between 1959 and 1964. During the last two years at Leeds, she studied Dress and Textile Design. The latter has remained a major influence in her work. Adele started to work with clay in the late sixties.

Adele Samphire and Lisa SamphireLisa Samphire began her glass blowing career in 1985. Over the years, she has been recognized and applauded for her glasswork through the receipt of various awards, scholarships, teaching appointments, and commissions. In 2008, Lisa had four pieces acquisitioned by the Federal Government of Canada for its visual arts collection. And in 2009, she had two works selected to represent Canada at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in South Korea. Her formal training includes apprenticing in glass with David New-Small at New-Small and Sterling Studio Glass between 1985 and 1995. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a BFA in 1990. For more information about Lisa Samphire: http://www.samphireglass.ca/

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AUGUST 2012

LINCOLN HELLER – LEATHER
August 3 – September 4, 2012


Lincoln Heller - clutchTo pay for art school, Lincoln Heller worked in an Alaskan logging camp where he began working with leather by making tool pouches from discarded boots. Upon returning to Vancouver, he began building custom bags for men based on one of his own creations. Now, Lincoln has developed fiveleft leather into a full line of accessories for men and women. fiveleft leather goods marry sleek modernism with rugged saddlery tradition. Heller brings these contrary aesthetics together by hammering found objects into leather and dying it to produce fiveleft’s stunning colour pallet. For more information about Lincoln Heller/fiveleft: www.fiveleft.ca

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SEPTEMBER 2012

YOLANDE CLARK & LEE CLARK – WHITE HOT MOLTEN LOVE: WOODFIRED CERAMICS
September 7 – October 2, 2012

Lee Horus Clark & Yolande ClarkLee Horus Clark and Yolande Clark are partners in life and art. With the help of their three little Buddha babies, Lee and Yolande have been woodfiring their kick-wheel thrown vessels and sculptures in their large wood kilns for many years.

"White Hot Molten Love" will feature natural-ash-glazed works from their newly built Queenstown Anagama, located in rural New Brunswick. The Clarks' process and vessels are inspired by relationship: earth and fire, man and woman, and by the ceremonies of the everyday. This exhibition yokes the influence of Japan's ancient pottery traditions with the diverse identities inherent between Canada's two coasts, East and West.

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OCTOBER 2012

CHRISTMAS MARKET PREVIEW
October 5 – 31, 2012

Him Creations_2012This exciting gallery will offer a glimpse of the 39th annual Circle Craft Christmas Market in the Vancouver Convention Centre West. These artists are representing over 300 exhibitors that will participate in the 2012 show from November 7 – 11, 2012. Work included covers a wide range of media and provides an opportunity for a sneak preview before the show.

  


NOVEMBER 2012

ED PRETTY – THINKING OUTSIDE THE CIRCLE: TURNED WOOD
November 2 – December 4, 2012

Ed Pretty - Lau ChuangEd Pretty's work is turned on a lathe, which makes wood round. He says, "My intention is to use various methods to make things not round, use portions of circles in deconstructed and reconstructed pieces ... and also, some round pieces" ... Thus, "Thinking Outside the Circle."

Pretty turns pieces that are intended to please the eye as opposed to being functional. "For me, the turned form is more a starting point than a finished piece," says Pretty, and adds, "My work at times use multiple centres. For example, a table leg uses one set of centres while 'Lau Chuang' (pictured here) used three sets of centres."