New exhibitions! Darcie Bernhardt; Claire Douglas; Allison Gaines; Andrew Thorne

February 12 – 16, 2019
Opening reception: Monday, February 11, 5:30 – 7PM
Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street


Ouiyaghasiak — Darcie Bernhardt
undergraduate exhibitor — Gallery 1
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 13, 12 Noon

In her paintings, Bernhardt focuses on domestic spaces and contemporary scenes of the North. She depicts intimate moments from her Inuvialuit and Gwich’in communities. Ouiyaghasiak is an Inupiat term meaning shiny little rock, a family name that was handed down to her.

So, Trouble Yourself No More Honey — Claire Douglas
undergraduate exhibitor — Gallery 2A
Artist Talk: Tuesday, February 12, 12 Noon

Douglas offers, “Currently in my work, I am tackling personal past traumas, lifelong chronic pain, and the entanglement of love and abuse. I’ve used lithography, painting, and drawing in my pursuit, not to reopen old wounds, but begin the process of healing. This collection explores moments I do not recall, when emotions such as protection, comfort, happiness, love and peace were captured on camera. By having conversations with close family members while creating this series, I hoped to alleviate discomfort from my personal triggers and re examine forgotten moments with loved ones.”

1386 Nicola Street — Allison Gaines
undergraduate exhibitor — Gallery 2B

Artist Talk: Tuesday, February 12, 1PM 

Working from her own family archive, Gaines reproduces correspondence between her grandfather and her great-grandparents. Through the use of the meditative process of printmaking, she both deepens her connection with her family and archives the objects – presenting them in a different context and preserving them for the future.

Ode to Paper-Trails — Andrew Thorne
undergraduate exhibitor — Gallery 3 

Artist Talk: Friday, February 15, 12 Noon 

Thorne offers, “This work is an homage to the excrement of the everyday: receipts, hand written notes and other paper-trails. I write on rolls of receipt paper, scribbling any given thought worth noting. These tangents become long-winded, screen-printed receipts that are fed through receipt printers during the opening. They become literal streams of thought occupying the floor of the gallery.”