I am writing to invite you to the reception for my upcoming exhibition: Nocturnes III – New Paintings of the Georgia Strait and Vancouver Harbour on May 30, 2015.
Twenty-one new paintings will be on view at a three-day “flash” exhibition at the Visual Space Gallery, 3352 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, May 29-31, 2015. In addition, eight works shown at Gallery 110 in Seattle will be shown.
You are invited to the reception on Saturday May 30, 2015 from 5 – 8 pm at the Visual Space Gallery, 3352 Dunbar Street, Vancouver (between 17 & 18th Avenue on the east side of Dunbar). Please RSVP and let me know if you are coming so I have enough wine and food!
Nocturnes III features acrylic paintings of the Burrard Inlet, including views of the working harbor, freighters in the bay, the mountains and dramatic evening and early morning skies.
I find these paintings are particularly poignant in the light of the recent oil leak in English Bay, and the possibility of additional oil tanker traffic. Vancouver’s enchanting and fragile way of life – our beaches overlooking the sea – unencumbered views of a few scattered and benign ships surrounded by myriad sailboats, paddleboards and windsurfers – may soon be dramatically altered. We are privileged to live in such a place of natural beauty and I certainly enjoy painting it!
If you cannot make it, I hope you will look at the new paintings for the current exhibit and let me know what you think. If you want to give one of them a home, let me know that as well!
With affection and respect, David