A number of new works have arrived at the Village Gallery and we're excited to share them! We have works from glass artist Doroni Lang, sculptor Walt Collins, Sandra Johnman, and Ian Fry.
Doroni Lang is a self taught glass artist who aims to translate the vibrance of the natural world into glass art. The creation process is extensive; it involves the layering of powders, metals, and other glass elements and is truly a culmination of science and art. The firing process itself can take anywhere from 12 to upwards of 20 hours. The long hours involved in creating these pieces yield intricate glassworks that surprise the viewer upon each look.
Walt Collins has brought us a beautiful raven made of Indian Chlorite. Walt's creation almost has a glint in its eye, as though the bird has a personality of its own. The skillfully made raven sits atop a carved base made of red cedar, which rotates to allow the raven to be viewed from all angles.
Sandra Johnman returns to the gallery this month with seven new oil and giclée reproductions on canvas. Her calm, local west coast scenes are masterfully depicted, often with a level of realism that makes one feel as though they were looking at a photograph. This realism is not only limited to her landscapes, as the animals she paints are also just as detailed and lifelike.
Showing with the gallery for the first time is Ian Fry, a Scottish born artist who has called Canada's west coast home since 1985. Ian's playful brushstrokes and use of light and colour immediately capture the attention of the viewer and lend a sense of whimsy to his works.