Fort artists going in circles

An exhibit of work by Lucy Adams and Bruce Giesbrecht officially opens at the Fort Gallery on Friday, Oct. 7. - submitted photo
An exhibit of work by Lucy Adams and Bruce Giesbrecht officially opens at the Fort Gallery on Friday, Oct. 7.
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Circulation, the latest exhibition at the Fort Gallery, features abstract paintings by Langley artists Lucy Adams and Bruce Giesbrecht, marking the first occasion they have exhibited together at the gallery.

Adams and Giesbrecht went round and round before deciding on a title for this exhibition, but a key element of their paintings is circular shapes, a symbol for the human experience for one of the artists, and a basic form that surrounds us every day, for the other.

“Often the world seems to be a very chaotic place to be yet when I stop to notice, I realize there is a profound and majestic sense of order to it all,” said Adams.

“This series of paintings aims at expressing that wondrous and infinite dimension.”

Giesbrecht’s new abstracts continue his work of experimenting with simple shapes and bold colour, inducing a sense of motion and tension.

“Circles are the focus of these paintings, played off by other simple, organic shapes,” he said.

“Circles belie nature’s desire for randomness and on one hand seem unnatural, but there they are in the ripples from a pebble dropped into a still pond.

“Humans long ago adopted the shape as a meaningful symbol…Stonehenge, drum circles, the end meeting the beginning, the circle of life.”

The opening reception for Circulation will be Friday, Oct. 7,  7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  An open house will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 8,  1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The show runs Oct. 5 to 23.

Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday,  noon to 5 p.m.

Fort Gallery is located at 9048 Glover Rd.

Visit www.fortgallery.ca.

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