Figuring it out and staying grounded

Exhibit of work by four well-known Langley artists opens Thursday at the Langley Centennial Museum

The Langley Centennial Museum is welcoming the colder, darker days of 2013 with a punch of colour and creativity in its newest show, figure and ground: The Works of Suzanne Northcott, Janice Robertson, Susan Falk, and Lalita Hamill. The exhibit runs from Nov. 13 until Jan. 8.

The original concept for this exhibition was to feature a group of artists who have mastery over their respective representations of figurative and landscape works; artists who have given balanced focus and attention to both subjects over a period of years, and could therefore contribute to a theme based on the two genres of painting.

The identification and selection of the participating artists was made by the Museum’s Manager, Peter Tulumello.

“Susan J. Falk, Lalita Hamill, Suzanne Northcott and Janice Robertson are talented and accomplished artists from our community, whose works are unique and visually exciting,” said Tulumello.

“I felt that each artist, in their diverse approach to landscape and figurative painting, presented an interesting range of work.”

Although Tulumello came up with the original exhibit idea, it was artist Suzanne Northcott who selected the title and explained how figure and ground connected all of their works — through an explanation of hers.

“In my own work, the exploration of that which could be considered the objective content of the painting and the ‘rest’ of the painting is fascinating,” Northcott said.

“I like to play with that relationship, creating ambiguity between the two aspects, and wonder about the connection of that relationship to our own ideas about our perceived separateness from what surrounds us.”

The public is welcome at the exhibit’s opening on Thursday evening, Nov. 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  In addition to the opening, the public has another opportunity to see all of the women together demonstrating their art and speaking about their work on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 24.

This is a great time to come by, meet the artists, and ask some questions and their techniques and journey, said Arts and Heritage Curator Kobi Christian.

“It’s such a vibrant show,” said Christian.

“And it’s been great to work with such a fantastic group of professionals.  Seeing the process of how each artist has come to the theme and filtered it through her own lens has been really intriguing.”

For more details, contact the Langley Centennial Museum at 604-532-3536 or information@langleymuseum.org.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Rollover crash in Langley’s Walnut Grove neighbourhood

No serious injuries reported in Friday night crash

LCS students stage slapstick version of ‘Macbeth’

Farndale Avenue play runs April 25 to 28 at Langley Christian High School

Teen’s outlook positive, despite living with ‘Stone Man Syndrome’

Alexandra Hoodikoff has a conditon that affects one in two million people

Golden girl Bailey Herbert leads Olympians at Western Canadian championship meet

Langley Olympians Swim Club places fifth out of 71 teams during prestigious meet in Victoria

VIDEO: Jewelry designer casts new soul in old gold

In response to industry changes, Karyn Chopik is recycling old jewelry into modern art

Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision in last B.C. election

Outgoing Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon said her most memorable moments weren’t surrounding the election

Sunset Beach Park to close for 10 weeks to repair damage from 4-20 event

Vancouver Parks Board said a fence will be placed around the damaged field for ‘major rehabilitation’

16 of 20 fastest improving B.C. schools are public: Fraser Institute

Independent elementary schools remain at top of the chart in think tank’s annual report card

Police probe cause after skateboarder dies in collision with semi-truck

New Westminster police say its not certain whether the skateboarder was in crosswalk or near it

NAFTA: Talks continue through weekend in scramble to get a deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland called negotiations ‘perpetual’

Pulp mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into B.C. lake

Mackenzie Pulp Mill pleaded guilty to depositing deleterious substance into water frequented by fish

B.C.’s 2-year lobbying ban starts May 1

Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists can grant exemptions from the prohibition if public interest

Horgan speaks of government’s successes to ‘friends’ at CUPE BC convention

CUPE BC president Paul Faoro said was first time a B.C. premier addressed convention in some time

Speed Skating Canada fires coach Michael Crowe after investigation

Crowe was a coach on the American team from 1983 to 1991 and again from 1999 to 2006

Most Read