The Point Gallery opens the 2017 season this Sunday, April 2 with a show featuring two graduates from the Alberta College of Art and Design, whose elegant monochromatic work brings the two halves of our worlds together.
The two artists have been active since finishing their studies in the 1990s and are both familiar with island life. Maura Byrne spends her winters on Salt Spring and her summers on the prairies, while Karen Andrews’ work is familiar to islanders from three previous shows at The Point.
“Using only black and white they have succeeded in bringing a quiet but intense reality to both the dark world of night and dreams and the clear light of our every day,” a gallery press release explains.
The Lower Gallery will feature What is Hidden, a show of linocut prints by Byrne.
Drawings from Karen Andrews’ Stay Still series are shown in the Upper Gallery. Andrews first set out to record the intimate relationship of herself and her newborn son Sam 14 years ago. Ten of this series of more than 50 drawings were previously shown at The Point in a group show that looked at the artist as mother, with all the conflicts of choice that brings to life.
The opening reception is set for 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, with the show running to April 30.
The gallery is open Thursday to Monday, 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.