The McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) in Parksville has three exhibits showing until the end of February – a body of ‘kinetic’ abstract work of a vast land, a memorial on Manley LaFoy’s artwork and a dedication to explore without boundaries and to create without limits.
A release issued by the arts centre on Jan. 27 read that Geoff Noble’s exhibit ‘Aluminosity’, showing until Feb. 27, is a thought-provoking look at the Canadian landscape using art, poetry, song and spoken word, as well as sound and lighting effects. The art itself does not move, however the fading and blending of bespoke lighting and the movement of the viewer gives the work its kinetic appearance when looking at each piece from different angles.
There are thousands of different cuts and textures in the metal pieces and each one gives a unique splash of different colour as the viewer looks at and moves across each work.
As per the MAC’s release, LaFoy’s exhibit will also be showing until Feb. 27. LaFoy grew up in Gray, Sask., and studied architecture at the University of Manitoba. Upon graduation, he practised architecture for 30 years in Regina before relocating to Parksville in 1993. He had a passion for graphically recording his surroundings and casually pursued personal insights of Saskatchewan’s landscape during the period of 1963 to 1982 while practising as an architect.
Commencing in 1983, he chose to more seriously focus his attention on painting and to record the vanishing urban scene. During this period he worked mainly in watercolour producing studies of the vast sky and landscape of Saskatchewan, as he strove to record season and the context of the prairie’s scene.
After moving to Vancouver Island, he turned his attention to acrylics and proceeded to interpret the seas, forests and landscapes of British Columbia. He became particularly enthusiastic about capturing the essence of the ocean and its many moods.
Dale Rumming’s exhibit, ‘Exploring without boundaries, creating without limits’, includes multimedia works in different mediums, and will show until Feb. 27. As per MAC’s release, Rumming was excited to create with a diverse range of media and to explore the limits of her creativity.
She works with acrylics and alcohol ink for their dynamic colour possibilities. She builds sculptures with clay, paverpol and found objects, and enjoys working outside the limits of paint and ink, clay and wire frames to turn the ordinary in intriguing sculptures. Her goal is to explore without boundaries and create without limits.
– NEWS Staff, submitted