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Fort Gallery explores different Dimensions

Untitled painting by artist Richard Bond. - submitted image
Untitled painting by artist Richard Bond.
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Dimensions, the latest exhibit of work at the Fort Gallery in Fort Langley is a collection of paintings by contemporary artists Richard Bond and Lucy Adams.

Bond is a former art teacher, based in Surrey, who paints on both wood panel and canvas, expanding on a theme that he has been developing over the past two to three years — the human figure in a swimming type environment, which can be taken literally, or perhaps as a symbol of freedom, individual direction, or state of movement.

Adams is a Langley artist who, for this exhibit, has chosen to paint with oils on the back of sheets of glass. This requires that she completely reverses the normal process of painting to apply foreground details first and fill in the background last, and also reverse the painting compositionally from left to right —  a ‘brain twisting’ experience for the artists.

The colors produced in this process and amazingly rich and lustrous.

Adams’ show is inspired by the amazingly beautiful images of deep space being transmitted to Earth by the Hubble telescope, and continues her exploration of the wondrous order in the apparent chaos that was produced by the big bang.

The show runs from Aug. 22 to Sept. 9, with an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. The gallery, located at 9408 Glover Rd., is open each Wednesday to Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m.  Call 604-888-7411 or email fortgallery@hotmail.com for more information.

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