Of Material Importance
October 27 - November 21, 2021
Mixed media artists Laura Clark & Monica Nudelman explore the passage of time, memory & the emotions we experience while confronting those concepts through artwork rich with imagery & multiple layers of materials.
Dissonance appears at Redecor + Design in Sechelt, BC in a two person show with Ashley Kitchen.
Ashley Kitchen and Laura Clark
October 22 - November 22, 2021
Redecor + Design
5656 Cowrie St, Sechelt, BC
Dissonance is inspired by the discomfort that artists Ashley Kitchen and Laura Clark feel when realizing the ocean that they love and think of as pristine, beautiful and full of life is also a dumping ground for man-made waste. This collaboration is a celebration and appreciation of what we have and a reminder that we all need to change if we don’t want to lose it.
The artwork in this exhibit highlights this tension by presenting ocean debris, collected by the artists along the shores of the Sunshine Coast, as woven objects, sculpture and photography.
A portion of all sales proceeds will be donated to Sunshine Coast Conservation Association in support of the protection and preservation of waters and land.
Fragrance of Time
431 Marine Drive, Gibson BC
August 12 - September 6, 2021
As ephemeral objects, flowers remind mourners of the pattern of life and death. They also act as signs of hope and grace.
Photography and Sculpture in the Leonore Peyton Gallery
Place des Arts
1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
January 22 - March 18, 2021
Photography and Sculpture in the Leonore Peyton Salon
Please note: the Leonore Peyton Salon is a multi-purpose space; therefore, viewing times are limited. We welcome individual and core bubble visits to our exhibition spaces by appointment. Please call 604-664-1636 ext. 0 to book an appointment.
"My photography often captures traces and evidence of human presence while observing the human landscape. I am particularly curious about what spaces tell us about the lives of people when people, themselves, are absent.
Photography is my medium of choice because it provides an opportunity to capture the everyday moments that may go unnoticed by others.
This exhibition consists of three bodies of work: Unobstructed Views, A Memory and Collected Sentiments. These images explore the dimensions of humanity, in particular, the topic of mortality. By using imagery collected from cemeteries in several different countries, some paired with skyscapes, the viewer is encouraged to consider the emotional qualities of being human in life and death.
In natural settings and light, my imagery explores the vulnerability and fragility of the human landscape. As with all that lives, things will come to an end in time, but perhaps not all is lost. It may be that the beauty, sentiment and purpose remain, and time is not forgotten.
My photography focuses on the temporary existence of time and space from moment to moment. By looking at what may be left behind, I explore the change and transformation that takes place to shape the surroundings.
Currently, I am exploring and pursuing my interest in botanicals as an extension of human expression with sculptural art that combines my photographs with diverse mediums, such as resin, clay and wood."
Learn how we're doing things differently in this very different year. Also view our Virtual Catalogue for a digital overview of our Crawl artists.
See all details for the 2020 Eastside Culture Crawl HERE
Like many, I'll be participating virtually this year.
Visit the direct link to information about that HERE
You are invited to the 11th Sunshine Coast Art Crawl “Reimagined in 2020”: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm on October 23, 24 & 25th.
‘The Crawl’ will showcase artists on the entire Sunshine Coast from Langdale to Earls Cove.
Over the 3 days, the ‘Coast’ transforms into one large interactive art show. It is a celebration of displays, demonstrations and opportunities to meet the artists behind their amazing creations.
- Coast Cultural Alliance release
Location 1 (Photography) : Redecor + Design, Sechelt
Location 2 (Jewellery): Palmeros Boutique, Sechelt
Laura Clark is a Canadian photographer who shares her time between Vancouver and Halfmoon Bay.
Clark’s photographs often look at the symbolism and meaning of flowers in the occasions of life – in celebration and in memory.
This series explores the vulnerability and fragility of the human landscape. As with all that lives, these flowers will come to an end in time, but perhaps not all is lost.
Inspired by the photographic process and her interest in botanicals as an extension of human expression, Clark has recently introduced Allora, a 'one of a kind' jewelry collection of wearable art.
Like her photography, her jewelry reflects her interest in the preservation of feelings and memories – converting the intangible to the tangible.
Excited to announce I am a Bursary Award Recipient through the In Our Hearts Community Response Fund. Thank you Eastside Culture Crawl Society (ECCS) and Vancouver Foundation!
The Eastside Culture Crawl Society (ECCS) and Vancouver Foundation are calling all Crawl artists to share what is #InOurHearts! The Vancouver Foundation is doing amazing work supporting arts and culture and community services organizations with immediate needs and long-term recovery through their In Our Hearts Community Response Fund. We are asking artists to submit an original image telling us what is in their hearts that we can share with the students in our inner-city schools who we work with through our Studio 101 program. During this time, the bright students of our Studio 101 program are In Our Hearts.
The search is on! The Vancouver Biennale has partnered with Mobi Bikes #ArtBikes.
This summer, we are combining our love of public art and getting outside to enjoy all that Vancouver has to offer. Sign up at vbbike.ca for the 2020 BIKEnnale/WALKennale July 26-August 30th!
We can’t wait — we want to help get you out exploring Vancouver public art ASAP! This week we are running a contest with our BIKEnnale partner @mobi_bikes. Between July 13th-17th if you find one of @mobi_bikes 25 #ArtBikes, take a photo with it outside of one of our Vancouver Biennale installations and send it to email@example.com. You'll be entered to win a Mobi Shaw Go Day 30 Day pass!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There are 25 #ArtBikes with 5 unique designs created by 5 different Vancouver artists in partnership with the Eastside Culture Crawl to highlight the importance of art and culture in Vancouver. Before 8 pm on Friday July 17th, send us your #ArtBike pictures to be entered to win!
Spring Art Showcase
Genevieve Allen, Laurie Bagneres, Tiffany Blaise, Laura Clark, Krista Johnson, Sandeep Johal, Dana Mooney, Amy Stewart, Laurel Swenson, Johnny Taylor
Four new photographs from the Beauty Carries Me project are included in this virtual exhibition.
"Beauty Carries Me is a new photographic series made during the pandemic. Like many folks, I tend to turn to nature to remind my heart and mind of the beauty in life while co-existing with sorrow
This is inspired by 'mono no aware' a Japanese term which means 'the pathos of things' and can be translated as 'empathy towards things' or a 'sensitivity to the ephemeral'.
Cherry blossoms represent a time of renewal and optimism. We experience each moment in isolation, however, we collectively share the effects of the pandemic. Each moment holds significance. Each moment is temporary. These moments may be a reminder of our own state of being. Everything is transient, brighter days will be here again and this too shall pass."
Hope Blossoms, Archival C Print, 20x16 inches Ed. of 5,
$300 CAD unframed, or $500 CAD framed
524 Shanghai Alley, Vancouver
Opening reception Dec 13, 7-10pm
Work will appear at the ArtRich 2019 event at the Richmond Art Gallery from Saturday, December 7 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
Richmond Art Gallery is delighted to once again partner with the Richmond Arts Coalition for ArtRich 2019, our third bi-annual, juried exhibition. This exhibition provides an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities to exhibit together.
This year, ArtRich celebrates artists with a strong connection to the Lower Mainland, and features their experiences of living in the region. The entries do not fit any specific theme, but rather reflect the diversity of our community. The 62 artworks from 62 different artists included this year were chosen by a panel of three art professionals, Nan Capogna, Paige Gratland, and Hannamari Jalovaara, and represent a variety of mediums, from painting to sculpture to textiles.
Caption: Fragrance of Time, archival c-print, 20x16 inches
We’ve partnered with the Eastside Culture Crawl this year to bring more art to the streets of Vancouver! We had 17 Culture Crawl artists submit their work to be featured on Mobi by Shaw Go bicycles, and then following a public vote, selected the top 5 designs.
A huge thank you to all 17 artists who submitted their work, they were all fantastic pieces!
The top 5 submissions are from Desiree Patterson, Hollis Nelson, Laura Clark, Leanne M Christie, and Victoria Mitchell. We had the pleasure of having them answer some questions about their respective pieces.
Here is our interview with Laura Clark, be sure to check out the other 4 artist Q&A’s as well!
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your art?
I am a Vancouver based Visual Artist and an active Mom. I use my photography to tell stories and share my observations of the human landscape. Photography provides an opportunity to capture the everyday moments that may, otherwise, go unnoticed.
2. Have you participated in the Eastside Culture Crawl before?
This is my second year participating in the Culture Crawl. My first year was 2018.
3. Where do you draw your inspiration when creating art?
I am inspired by my personal life experiences as well as the everyday moments that reveal evidence of human presence. I am fascinated by time and place and how there is a temporary existence from one moment to the next. I actually think this series, Fragrance of Time, is suitable for Mobi bikes because the relationship with the rider and the bike is temporary. In the moment of riding, the experience is fun and real.
4. Tell us more about the design you submitted?
The design is comprised of three separate photographs from a series entitled Fragrance of Time. My most recent subject matter looks at the symbolism and meaning of flowers in the occasions of life and death - in celebration, in memory and in mourning.
Fragrance of Time was photographed in a cemetery, beside a memorial site. The images explore the vulnerability and fragility of the human landscape. As with all that lives, these flowers will come to an end in time. But perhaps not all is lost. Perhaps even with the eventual decay of the flowers, the beauty, the sentiment, the purpose…still remains and time is not forgotten.
By exploring the remnants left behind, I try to reveal the change and transformation that takes place to shape the surroundings.
5. What is the main message of your work?
Life is at once both temporary and eternal and this is the source of great beauty in our world.
6. Where can members find your art online/offline?
I also welcome studio visits by appointment. My studio is at William Clark Studios, Vancouver.
Appointments can be arranged by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am excited to be an Artist in the Eastside Culture Crawl at William Clark Studios. In addition, my work has been selected as part of a special Culture Crawl exhibition entitled Displacement and can be seen at the Cultch Oct.29 – Nov.24.
I also have work in upcoming exhibitions at Richmond Art Gallery, Coup, and Silk Purse Gallery.
7. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given as an artist?
The best piece of advice was given to me by a Photography Instructor who said: “You need to get out there and shoot and keep on shooting and develop your own way of seeing things”.
Displacement is a multi-venue salon-style exhibition mounted by the ECCS at the Arts Factory, Cultch, Firehall Arts Centre and Alternative Creations galleries. This special exhibit seeks to address the issue of disappearing affordable artistic production spaces by raising awareness of the artistic loss to our community. Featuring work by artists who have faced the challenges of eviction, or, have found ways to survive displacement.
- Eastside Culture Crawl
Very pleased to have new work appear in this exhibition which starts at the Arts Factory on November 2nd, followed by opening receptions at The Cultch, Firehall Arts Centre, and Alternative Creations Studio on November 6th. I'll be at the opening at The Cultch on Nov 6 - details below.
Opening reception Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6 – 8pm
1895 Venables Street
October 29 – November 24, 2019
Monday to Saturday, noon – 4pm and 1 hour prior to all performances
Featuring works by: Mike Anstead, Laura Clark, Doreen Finnegan, Bernadine Fox, Christy Frisken, Darin Hartmann, Shelimar Lakowski, Dzee Louise, Megan Majewski, Shelley Rothenburger, Richard Tetrault, Bruce Walther, Candice Weber, Rose L. Williams
Juried by Paul de Guzman, Eri Ishii, and Connie Sabo.
See all the information about all venues at the ESCC website.
Scout Magazine published an article about the exhibition which you can read here.
‘The Crawl’ is held along the entire Sunshine Coast from Langdale to Earls Cove or Earls Cove to Langdale. Over the 3 days, the ‘Coast’ transforms into one large interactive art show. It is a celebration of events, demonstrations, displays, and opportunities to meet the artists behind their amazing creations. In 2019 there are over 360 artists in 186 galleries, artists studios and variety of other venues. It is such a great time to gather your friends and family and get a taste of what Coast Life is all about, and discover some unique and sometimes very off the road locations.
Very pleased to be exhibiting at this year's Culture Crawl from November 14 to 17. I will be offering a series of limited edition, 11x14 inch prints from Fragrance of Time.
Visit me at: Studio #11B, William Clark Studios
1310 William St
Thursday, November 14,
5 pm - 10 pm
Friday, November 15, 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, November 16, 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, November 17, 11 am - 6 pm
Head on over to Gibsons to see some new work in...
A group exhibition featuring new work in all media from GPAG members.
October 10 - November 3rd
Exhibition open Thursday through Monday, 11 am - 4 pm.
Opening reception: Saturday, Oct 12, 2 – 4 pm
Gibsons Public Art Gallery
431 Marine Drive
Proud to announce that Fragrance of Time has won a 2nd Place award at the juried exhibition ARTS 2019 at the Surrey Art Gallery.
June 29 - August 31, 2019
13750 - 88 Avenue
Opening reception and artist talk
June 28, 2019
6:30 - 9:00 PM
A highlight during summers at Surrey Art Gallery is the Arts Council of Surrey’s juried exhibition. This year marks the 35th edition.
Both emerging and established artists submitted work in an open competition. The jury chose over 50 works in diverse media: paintings, drawings, glasswork, sculptures, fabrics, photographs, and more. The results convey the extraordinary variety of techniques practiced by local artists.
- Surrey Art Gallery
Read the full media release here.
Juried Photography Exhibition
Friday, May 31, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 pm
The Fort Gallery’s 2019 juried photography exhibition contemplates our fascination with unexpected and unintentional abstracts. Found or incidental drawings that occur because someone has made a mark on the sidewalk, a brush or roller cleaned on newspaper, a crab or snail leaving prints in the sand, and foot prints, human or animal, in mud or snow. These abstracts occur everywhere: on walls, sidewalks, roads, where someone has spilled or spattered paint or marked the surface to signify something; or in nature, where the passage of some creature has left a patterned trace.
- Fort Gallery
1310 William St
Thursday, November 15,
5 pm - 10 pm
Friday, November 16, 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, November 17, 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, November 18, 11 am - 6 pm
April 11 - June 5, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 pm
University Women's Club of Vancouver
1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada
Come experience the contemporary photography exhibit of lens-based artist and UWCV Member, Laura Clark. “Unobstructed Views” is a series of new works which provides imagery exploring the dimensions of being human.