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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.
Thursday Jan. 25th
Opening: Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25, 7:00-9:00pm Performance by violinist Sari Alesh at 7:30pm. Free admission, everyone welcome.
Show Runs: Wednesday Jan. 24th until Mon. February 5th
Thursday Feb. 1st
Show Runs: Thursday Feb. 1st until Mon. January 15th
Thursday Feb. 1st
Opening: 5pm - 7pm
OIL+DIRT: Malene Foyd, Jo-Ann Richards, Gwen Howey, Jane Francis @ Belfry Theatre Studio A Feb 1 2018
Show Runs: Thursday Feb. 1st until Sat. February 10th
Wednesday Aug. 1st
Opening: Monday, January 8, 2018, 12:00 pm
Show Runs: Monday Jan. 8th until Sat. January 27th