Touches of Gold Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Two very special works are currently on view in the gallery …. both drawing upon a palette of gold. The latest large scale oil by young Spanish artist Alberto Serrano, who enjoys working in both Venice and Madrid, is a view encompassing San Marco's Basilica and the Doges Palace. Uniquely rendered in tones of sepia and gold, Serenissima d'oro is a spectacular work enhanced by its imported Italian Bellini frame.
From the Vancouver studio of New Zealand born Gabryel Harrison comes a work from the Braille Series of paintings entitled You Are Beloved. About this work the artist says: The Braille that forms the ground of this work, is my own poetic text composed and then translated into individual sheets. I work in translucent layers of oil glazes over this ground to transform the text into a landscape evocative of space and the cosmos. The text you cannot read, but perceive, is indicative of the illusion of the world of the senses. There is always more to the world than meets the eye. One must be willing to explore deeper realities to approach the universe of mysteries. Frances Davies - Director