Bennett & Coe – Beautiful Frontier

Beautiful Frontier

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.

for further information: e: or phone (604) 872-7713



‘Beautiful Frontier’ is a unique installation at On Main Gallery created for

Vancouver’s second annual Drawn Festival 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.

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). She currently works as both production and curatorial

assistant for On The Cutting Edge Production Society.



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