BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

Canada Council Art Bank - The Celebration of B.C. Art on the Mezzanine

April 21 - May 3, 2009

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National Arts Centre - Mezzanine

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Free Event

Klatle-Bhi is an artist of Squamish and Kwakwaka’wakw ancestry. He is currently working on the Legacy Sea to Sky totem pole, commissioned for the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. Klatle-Bhi was born in Alert Bay and lives on the Capilano Reserve in Vancouver.

Elizabeth Carter
Originally from Alert Bay, and of Kwakwaka’wakw ancestry, Elizabeth Carter now resides in Campbell River. Her work explores how materials like cedar bark, wood, copper, buttons, skins and photographs can be the symbolic subject of her story. Elizabeth Carter is currently working on her BA at the Emily Carr Institute.

Jim Hart
Jim Hart, a Haïda artist who carries the Edenshaw family name, splits his time between his home in Vancouver and his home in Old Masset on Haïda Gwaii. His work with well-known Haïda artist Bill Reid in the 1980’s influences his concern for aesthetic and cultural accuracy. He has carved many totem poles and is an accomplished jeweler.

Fred Herzog
Fred Herzog only recently began to exhibit the photographs he has been taking for the last 60 years. Their immediacy and historical significance have positioned him within the context of the best of West Coast photographers.

Sandra Meigs
Sandra Meigs’ increasingly experimental exhibitions since the mid 80’s have positioned her as a preeminent Canadian artist. The playfulness of the form and content of her work belies an emotional and aesthetic maturity and an association with the unconscious.

Jayce Salloum
Jayce Salloum is an internationally renowned multi-media artist engaged in the representation of the manifestation of cultural identities. The storefront image is a virtual cabinet des curiosités.

Stephen Waddell
Stephen Waddell photographs not just what he sees but how he sees. A solitary figure in an urban landscape is presented with the lighting and formal composition of an historical painting. His work captures the unique individual as a distilled presence in a moment in time.

Gu Xiong
Chinese Golfers is an enigmatic consideration of globalization and how it is impossible to tell where the game is actually taking place: Chongqing, Beijing, Shanghai or British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

Jeremy Stanbridge
On first glance, Jeremy Stanbridge’s work appears to belong to the Vancouver school of photo-based artwork. Instead this is a carefully and delicately painted abstract surface with soft blurring and subtle colouring.

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Imagine 600 artists from B.C. representing all disciplines, performing in the national spotlight on the stages of Ottawa/Gatineau: that's BC Scene, presented by the National Arts Centre, spring 2009.

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