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Thundereggs: an exhibition of new paintings by Marilyn Chapman: Marilyn Chapman @ Gage Gallery Arts Collective Nov 21 2017
Tue. November 21st 2017 - Sat. December 9th 2017 @ Gage Gallery Arts Collective 2031 Oak Bay Avenue
Free (All Ages) 11-5
Opening: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Thursday, November 23, 6-8pm
Thundereggs, the inspiration for this captivating new series of paintings by Marilyn Chapman, are magical geode-like rock structures with rhyolite shells that contain nodules filled with agate, jasper and crystals. Formed 50 million years ago in bubbles created by volcanic activity, thundereggs are marvels of nature, sought after by rockhounds the world over. Cut and polished, their hidden beauty is revealed. As portrayed in these paintings, no two thundereggs are alike in colour, pattern and design.
According to westcoast legend, these strange agate-filled stones were thunderbolt missiles thrown from the mountaintops by angry thunderbirds and scattered throughout the valleys below.
This series of paintings emerged from a fascination with these ancient earth patterns. Marilyn’s painterly enquiry takes a close-up look at these geological structures and presents ideas that evolve through an intuitive perception, connecting the viewer to the strength and resilience of nature from past to present.
Friday Oct. 26th
Opening: Friday, October 26th
Show Runs: Friday Oct. 26th until Sat. October 27th
Thursday Dec. 6th
Show Runs: Tuesday Dec. 4th until Sun. December 23rd
Friday Feb. 15th
Opening: ARTIST RECEPTION FROM 7PM - 10PM
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Show Runs: Sunday Feb. 10th until Sun. March 10th