Opening: Sat. July 17, 8 – 10 pm
Artists Talk: July 31, 2 pm
July 17 – 31, 2010
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat. 1 – 5 pm
ON MAIN Gallery, 1965 Main St., Vancouver. BC.
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‘Beautiful Frontier’ is a unique installation at On Main Gallery created for
Vancouver’s second annual Drawn Festival http://drawnfestival.ca Beautiful
Frontier is a site-specific project. Scrolls are suspended exploring drawing as a
traditional form and as a collaboration. Beautiful Frontier can be viewed from
inside or from the street windows. As the illumination and glow of natural and
artificial light sources shift throughout the day and night so does the experience
of seeing the work: surface, movement, light and space. Beautiful Frontier is both
the title of the exhibition and the name for this new artists’ team. This work
combines stories that respond to the traditional iconic imagery found in
representations of life and personal histories growing up in rural BC in the 70’s
and 80’s. This includes landscape, memory, and nostalgia of growing up in
highway towns, Squamish and Westbank.
On Main Gallery is a project room curated by Paul Wong. Recent artist projects
since 2008 include Brian Boulton, Brian Gotro, Attilla Richard Lukacs, Laiwan,
Brian Howell, Michele Quan, Dana Claxton, and Angela Fama.
Rosanne Bennett and Katherine Coe both graduated from Emily Carr in 1991/92.
Over the past 15 years both artists have had numerous solo and group
exhibitions. Katherine’s drawings appeared at the Elliott Louis Gallery as part of
the Emerging Artists (2009) her work recently appeared in the Creative Quarterly
Journal of Art and Design (#18, 2010). She also studied art history at the
University of British Columbia and was apprentice to master printer Thom Pruitt
of Tamarind Institute and Graphic Studio, Florida. www.katherinecoe.com
Rosanne has a background in drawing, painting and printmaking. Concurrently
Bennett is also exhibiting in the The Drawing Room at the Pendulum Gallery
July 17- Aug 7. Exhibitions include the Emily Carr Alumni Show (2005) and
Artropolis (2001). She was a co-owner of the Flower Factory, curating exhibitions
at both the Flower Factory and Columbia St. Studio (1996-2008).
www.rosannebennett.com. She currently works as both production and curatorial
assistant for On The Cutting Edge Production Society. www.onedge.tv