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Event Archive - Free ART Opening: Descendants of Leisure:

Thu. September 7th 2017 - Sun. October 8th 2017 The Ou Gallery Duncan BC (All Ages)
Opening: Friday 8th September 2017
Presented by: The Ou Gallery
The 5th exhibition at The Ou Gallery, “Descendants of Leisure,” will showcase the paintings of Ou co-founder Donovan Rose. Over the past 12 months DR has been developing this series of large scale paintings in both oil and acrylic, exploring the theme of “bathers” which leans on the study of form and figure while borrowing heavily from abstraction.

Taking from photographs of his father’s family at their home on the Shuswap Lake in the late 1960’s as well as current in studio studies, this series plays with freedom and the constriction of time, form and colour; mixing the habits and experiences of the leisure of his father’s youth with his own imagined scenes of desired languor. The theme of these works also pulls inspiration from the “bathers” of Cezanne, Picasso and Henri Matisse, and pays homage to any artist who understands that art is not always an expression, and is often, simply, a problem worth trying to solve while drinking a bit of vodka.

Opening on Thursday, September 14th from 6-8pm | Paintings on view until October 8th.

3091 Agira Rd, Duncan |

FREE entry


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The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.

The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division