General · 1st July 2015
Campbell River Art Gallery
Join us at the Campbell River Art Gallery to celebrate the opening of two new exhibition on Thursday July 2, at 7 PM. See two new exhibitions, meet the artists and learn more about the artwork!
Max Streicher’s inflatable art sculptures has been installed in major centres across the planet – from Taiwan and Tokyo to Vienna, Prague and major Canadian cities. Next on his list of exhibition spaces is the Campbell River Art Gallery, where his "Waking Giants" inflatable exhibition opens.
Streicher is a sculptor and installation artist originally from Alberta, who now lives in Toronto. He works extensively with inflatable technology, creating art that is as much about deflation as it is about inflation. Waking Giants, sponsored by Denise Mitchell Interiors, is an homage to the famous terracotta soldiers and horses of China’s Emperor Quin Shi Huang.
In our Discovery Gallery we present, "The man who never was" created by Nanaimo-based interdisciplinary artist Laidlaw, which explores personal identity, questioning and re-evaluating the idea of self. Laidlaw has exhibited in group and solo shows across Canada for more than 20 years and is an MFA graduate from the University of Regina. The man who never was is meant to raise questions of the individual’s past notions of history, spirituality and physicality.
Everyone is welcome at the Campbell River Art Gallery Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. to meet Streicher and Laidlaw and for a first look at these two new world-class exhibitions.