Artist Talk: Chromatic Connections with Adriele Au & Paul Gravett
Date and time
West Vancouver, BC
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.
Join us for a livestream conversation with the artists as they share insights into their artistic processes, inspirations, take a tour of the exhibition & answer questions from viewers like you.
Our world is full of colour & colour is full of diverse meanings & interpretations. We associate certain colours with certain moods or ideas. The artwork in Chromatic Connections invites us to enjoy dazzling riots of colour & dynamic monotone studies, all while interpreting what each tone & shade means to the artist & to us.
Adriele Au is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is a hybrid of painting, drawing & sculpture using mixed media & repurposed objects which address the themes of emotions, home, time & nostalgia. Reflecting the value of connection with community, family & friends, her Puddluv series references play & celebration. Au’s works, made from party streamers & birchwood panels, utilize colour to evoke welcoming, cheerful emotions & to illustrate diversity in all walks of life. The synergistic meanings of connection & celebration are on display as brightly coloured irregular shapes dance & swirl into each other, like joyful memories or people coming together for singular purpose.
Paul Gravett is an abstract photo based artist whose experimental work explores the intersections of photography & contemporary art. The works in his Colour Study series originate with photographs of papers & films in a particular colour family or relationship, layered on a stack of glass shelves. Each layer is photographed in focus as the others fall outside of the field of focus. The images are layered & blended to create vivid yet soft abstractions that reference contemporary art, including pointillism, colour fields, collage, & textures. Gravett's experimental technique remains true to the original photographs as nothing is added or subtracted in the process - everything that makes up the final image originates from the original set of photographs.
West Vancouver Community Arts Council
West Vancouver Community Arts Council (WVCAC ) is a not-for-profit organization, with a mission to increase and broaden the opportunities for West Vancouver and all North Shore citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities. The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.
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