New MAC exhibition features painting, fibre and photography
Large and commanding pieces of artwork currently adorn the walls of the McMillan Arts Centre.
Gloria S. Daly is displaying her show Blanket Statement: No Shame In Patches in the Oceanside Gallery. The work is based on healing and rejuvenation using recycled or reclaimed woolen blankets. From the MAC, Daly will take this show on the road to Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Ontario.
Deborah Sears will be displaying her series of paintings, The Primarys, in the Concert Gallery. She describes her work as understated, suggesting rather than pronouncing the social, contextual statements underlying them. Her limited palette combines the primary red, yellow and blue of childhood with the earthy sienna, ochre and umber of early civilizations.
Wayne Buhr will bring his photographic images Out of the Closet and into the Nemeth Gallery. Buhr has travelled extensively in search of the focus of his work and has “tried to capture those rare moments when light, form, geometry and emotions come together in a space of time and can be captured forever.”
As many of Daly and Sears pieces are large, the MAC opened up space in the former Gift Shop area to accommodate their smaller pieces. Much of the art on display by all of the artists will be for sale.
The three diverse shows will run to Feb. 1. The opening reception for this exhibition is on Friday, Jan. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the public will have an opportunity to meet the artists.
The MAC is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:30 to 3:30 pm. For more information visit www.mcmillanartscentre.com or call 250-248-8185.
—Submitted by the MAC/News Staff