’Reality and impressionistic images remain in some of my work, however exploring abstraction gives me great joy and satisfaction.’ - Regina Seib, artist description. (Emily Vance photo)

Two Vancouver Island artists showcase a range of styles at MAC’s June gallery

Lynne Patrick and Regina Seib’s work will be displayed until June 30

The walls of the McMillan Art Centre have been graced with two new exhibitions this month.

UNDERstory: on the edge of the known is the work of Nanoose Bay-based Lynne Patrick. It takes viewers on a journey through the natural world, with some pieces rooted firmly in reality and others edging into the abstract.

The vivid colours of Patrick’s Poppies series stand out from across the gallery walls. The flowers vary from piece to piece, some blending with the background of sky to lend an ephemeral quality to the already fanciful flower.

In the series The Language of Trees, sewing paper is interspersed with acrylic to add texture and ideational contrast between the natural world and the human-made. A collection of smaller sketches mostly called Untitled use ink atop acrylic and pastel to create delicate imagery.

READ MORE: Deep Bay artist creates abstract sculptures using cement

Swirls of vivid colour and metallic mixed-media comprise MY JOURNEY by Regina Seib. The Nanaimo-based artist displays striking versatility, moving from acrylic landscape on one wall to darkly shining mixed-media abstracts on the next.

Imaginative colours highlight thick-line work depictions of classic Canadian scenery, and golden-hour light graces a depiction of the Rocky Mountains that straddle the B.C. – Alberta border. On another wall, acrylics swirl in striking colours of greens, blues, and reds, and contrasting colours create vivid portraits of faceless beings.

Across the room, the Precious Metals series takes a complete departure from depictions of reality and offers strong textures and abstract etchings.

The MAC will host Patrick and Seib’s work until June 30.

Interested patrons can also take a sneak peek at some of the work for the MAC’s upcoming multimedia exhibition Soft Shore.

emily.vance@pqbnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

Coombs athlete, 91, brings home five gold medals from 55+ BC Games

Buschhaus now has 217 career senior games medals

Parksville-area thieves target catalytic converters

RCMP: ‘We’re getting the same thing in terms of theft of gas’

Courtenay-Alberni Liberal candidate discusses Trudeau’s ‘brownface’ controversy

Gowans: ‘I would say it’s disappointing for sure. It was racist, as the Prime Minister admitted to’

RCMP: No timeline for update on fatal hit-and-run in Parksville

Complexity of case a factor in length of the investigation

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing takes silver at World Beer Awards

Winning IPA made with centennial, citra and amarillo hops

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, as well as New World Tea and Coffee House

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

Most Read