Coup Salon exhibition  \  December 13, 2019


Square Roots

Coup Salon

524 Shanghai Alley, Vancouver


Opening reception Dec 13, 7-10pm


Square Roots is a group show of 8 female artists who were inspired to create an art show together after meeting in the women’s art collective called Thrive. Artwork is in various mediums and each piece is on 6x6 inch wooden panels.
ArtRich 2019  \  Dec 7-31, 2019

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.

- ArtRich


Caption: Fragrance of Time, archival c-print, 20x16 inches

#ArtBikes Q&A  \  Nov 5, 2019
A Q&A interview with Mobi by Shaw Go for the ArtBike project. Read the original interview here.

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?


Online

Website: www.lauraclark.ca
Instagram: @laura_marie_clark

Offline
I also welcome studio visits by appointment. My studio is at William Clark Studios, Vancouver.
Appointments can be arranged by email at studio@lauraclark.ca.

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: Special Exhibit  \  November 6, 2019

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.


Displacement


Opening reception 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
 from 6 – 8pm


The Cultch


1895 Venables Street


Exhibit Dates:


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.


Mobi Art Bikes \ Oct, 2019

Art on bikes...#ArtBikes...yah!


"Eastside Culture Crawl artists have created 17 unique designs and its up to you to decide who gets their artwork featured on our bikes. The 4 designs with the most votes will be selected"

- Mobi by Shaw Go


VOTE HERE


And follow the competition on Instagram!

Sunshine Coast Arts Crawl  \ Oct 18-20, 2019

‘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.


Get directions and more info here.

Eastside Culture Crawl  \  Nov 14 - 17, 2019

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
Vancouver, BC


Festival Hours:

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

Exhibition: Present Tense  \  Oct 10 - Nov 3, 2019

Head on over to Gibsons to see some new work in...


Present Tense

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
Gibsons, BC

Award winning work

Proud to announce that Fragrance of Time has won a 2nd Place award at the juried exhibition ARTS 2019 at the Surrey Art Gallery.

ARTS 2019 at Surrey Art Gallery  \  June 29 - August 31, 2019

ARTS 2019

June 29 - August 31, 2019


Surrey Art Gallery

13750 - 88 Avenue
Surrey, BC


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.

Traces at Fort Gallery \ May 29-June 30, 2019
Traces at Fort Gallery

Juried Photography Exhibition


May 29-June 30, 2019

Opening Reception

Friday, May 31, 2019

7:00 - 9:00 pm


9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley, BC
Canada


This is the Fort Gallery’s juried photography exhibition which explores the discoveries of unexpected abstract art as captured through a lens. A group exhibition with Lori Bagneres, Linda Brown, Karen Christensen, Laura Clark, Deb DeJong, Kristin Krimmel, Myrna Pfeifer, Dawn Robirtis, Raeanne Schachter, Bob St. Cyr and Lyn Verra-Lay.


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

Eastside Culture Crawl  \  Nov 15-18, 2018

William Clark Studios


1310 William St
Vancouver, BC


Festival Hours:

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

Unobstructed Views at Hycroft Gallery  \  April 11-June 5, 2018
Unobstructed Views at Hycroft Gallery


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.

Capture Photography Festival  \  April 5-30, 2018

The Voyage appears at the 2018 Capture Photography Festival



6:00 – 9:00 pm


Dandy Barber

155 E 8th Ave

Vancouver, BC

Canada