Artist Talk by Jeff Wilson

10月 17, 2017

Saturday October 28th, 2017 2:00 PM

Vancouver Lipont Art Centre

4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X 2C3

open daily 9am-5pm closed on holidays

(604) 285-9975, www.lipont.com

Vancouver Lipont Art Centre presents a talk with slideshow and a pop-up exhibition by artist Jeff Wilson. Jeff Wilson is an emerging visual artist, living & working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  He will be discussing aspects of his art practice, including his style of work, the choice of subject matter & his experiences exhibiting in public galleries in Canada.

Admission is free. Reservation is not required.

Jeff Wilson was born in 1969 in Edinburgh, Scotland to blue-collar parents. He trained as a structural geologist in the U.K. and worked in mineral exploration around the world, settling in Vancouver in 2004. Evening classes at Emily Carr University of Art + Design kick-started a hobby that became a full-time art practice in 2013. Jeff works with acrylic paints on canvas to produce images in a painterly realist style. The resulting work is immediately recognizable by its combination of dynamic composition, unusual subject and vibrant palette. His paintings are based on photographic images, a deliberate choice allowing creation of work that combines the spontaneity and movement inherent to photography with the inspection and discrimination required by the physical act of painting. Viewed from a distance, the images are of photographic clarity, breaking down to visible rough brushstrokes closer up. Jeff creates paintings from on observations of people, objects and landscape that illustrate aspects of a given place or time. Recognisable subjects are chosen from unusual perspectives, to make people think about our world and appreciate it. Jeff has produced a number of painting collections in recent years, covering diverse subjects as including, working vehicles, neon signs, animal portraits, the Shetland Islands and the Vancouver’s people & urban landscape. Jeff has exhibited across a wide range of public galleries in B.C., Alberta and Washington State, including Gibsons Public Art Gallery, the Smithers Art Gallery, the ACT Gallery, Okotoks Art Gallery, The Langham, Bellingham City Hall and the UW Law School in Seattle. His work is held in numerous private and public collections, including BC Children's Hospital, Firehall Arts Centre, Forum Capital partners, MOI Solicitors, Salmon Arm Art Gallery, SimplexGrinnell, Smithers Art Gallery, the Town of Okotoks, Union Gospel Mission, VGH Foundation, Victoria Gold Corp. and Western Potash Corporation.

Media contact:

Patrick Li Pascal

patrick.li.pascal@lipont.com

(604) 285-9975

Toni Zhang McAfee

toni.zhang@lipont.com

(604) 285-9975