PEACHLAND COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL
APRIL 07 to MAY 13 2018
This exhibition highlights two opposing approaches to abstract painting to challenge the dichotomy between intuition and rational thought. In our contemporary world of social upheaval and conflict this body of work reaches deeply into our own awareness exploring themes of identity and self-acceptance as well as psychological empirical methods.
Fiona Neal has been exploring the portrayal of emotion in her abstract painting for some time. More recently she has become fascinated by the unstoppable flow of emotion that pours from her at the point where spontaneous painting gives over to true intuitive expression. This particular series of works is a gritty exposing self portrait. It’s a true un-embellished portrayal of raw emotion that stands as a testament to her life’s journey. These pieces draw the viewer in to their own emotional response, triggered by the tangible undulating flow of emotional experience that is found within them.
Brazen Edward’s modernist abstraction explores the concept of line and form seducing the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium of flowing pigment that often portrays themes relating to her former career in Criminology. Movement is depicted and exists to punctuate a disconcerting visual drama as she endeavours to create an exploration between the viewer’s reality and the one imagined by its conceiver allowing a glimpse into the subconscious.
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In Celebration of Canada’s 150th in 2017
In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday the Peachland Community Arts Council unofficially for a few months towards the end of 2017 broke the Guinness World Record (the largest number of participants painting a ‘paint by number’ at one venue). 6048 visitors to the Peachland Art Gallery painted a ONE – 1” SQUARE on our 6 x 7 foot canvas, and signed our participants log book acknowledging their work and recording their square number. The previous world record holder for a paint-by-number prior to that was populous Victoria in Hong Kong, China with 2603 participants. However, that record has now been beaten in December 2017 by the city of Doha, Quatar, with a gigantic 24 by 35 foot giant image of the Emir of Qatar. Thanks to you, our members, to visitors from around the province, country, even the world, and most of all to our wonderful volunteers – Peachland with its Art Gallery is now proudly on the Map. It has been fun for a short time being number ONE and in this way celebrating Canada’s history.
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PCAC Director Shelley Sweeney who devised and coordinated the project paints the final square on the Paint-by-number project