Take Your Time

Opening Reception: Friday October 30, 7 to 9pm, SFU Burnaby

Artists: Rebecca Brewer, Ron den Daas, Colleen Heslin, Damian Moppett, Heather Passmore (BFA 2000 & MFA 2004), Gary Pearson, Ben Reeves and Neil Wedman.

Opening Reception: Friday October 30, 7 to 9pm, SFU Burnaby

Taking a Deep Breath: a panel discussion with four of the artists in the exhibition.
Tuesday November 17, 7pm. Room 1600 SFU Vancouver, 515 W. Hastings Street.

This eight-person exhibition takes the pulse of B.C. figurative, narrative painting depicting moments of calm, leisure and relaxation. The show is about slowing down and chilling out. That’s what these eight artists have done – made work that is lost in time somewhere between the past and the present, between leisure and culture, and in one case very much between death and life. Is slowing down, ‘taking our time’, the only way to save British Columbia from itself?

Taken as a whole, this exhibition posits a partial theory of leisure: Ron den Daas and Rebecca Brewer are at the beach; Heather Passmore’s people have had too much of life; one of Colleen Heslin’s characters is reading J.D. Salinger; Damian Moppett’s working on his toe nails; Neil Wedman’s people are taking time for a dance; Ben Reeves’ for a smoke; and Gary Pearson’s for a glass of wine.  Curated by Bill Jeffries.

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Catalogue to be published in early 2010. Texts by Vanessa Sorenson and Bill Jeffries.