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2014 cityscape gallery exhibitions
CityScape Community Art Space 2014 Exhibitions
[intro-text]This is a summary of exhibitions that occurred in the CityScape Community Art Space during the year 2014. Be sure not to miss other events and exhibitions are our various locations. [/intro-text]



Art Rental Show

Jan 10 – 25, 2014 | Opening Reception: Thursday, January 9, 7-9pm

Buy or Rent artwork right off the gallery walls. CityScape Community Art Space hosted the semi-annual salon-style exhibition of the Art Rental collection. The Art Rental Show featured more than 400 original artworks created by over 100 local artists, highlighting 200 new pieces.


About Face

Jan 31 – Mar 1, 2014 | Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan 30, 7-9pm

Exploring and celebrating the work of twenty-eight artists, this exhibition featured paintings, photography and sculpture focusing solely on the human face, capturing the essence of the subject through approach and medium. The works strongly embody expressive and emotive sensibilities rendered in realistic, impressionistic and semi-abstracted styles.

Artists: Andrea Armstrong, Deborah Bakos, Heather Caldwell, Sally Clark, Olivia Creighton, Stephen Corcoran, Ilana Danzig, Stephen Dittberner, Alexandra Edmonds, Bill Edmonds, Frankie Watt-Elphinstone, Judith Frigon, Joy Hanser, Jenny Hawkinson, Rita Hernandez, Jeremy Henrickson, Therese Joseph, Michael King, Elizabeth Kozlowski, Adam Lupton, Aleese Nessler Sandrine Pelissier, Jeannette Sirois, Rachael Stableford, Shelley Stefan, Carol Wylie, Randy Zieber

Free children’s workshop (ages 8+): Saturday, February 1, 1-3pm

Children created a semi-abstracted portrait using acrylic paints and mixed media materials like cheese cloth, newspaper and magazine clippings. This workshop was led by Therese Joseph.


The Reclaimers

April 11 – May 10, 2014 | Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10, 7-9pm

Revel in the innovation and creation of art made by recycling materials. Artist Talk and Slide Show: Saturday, April 12, 1-2pm. Join artist Ron Simmer for a talk about recycle art and his practice of transforming materials from consumer culture into art.

Hands On Recycle Art Activity: Sunday, April 27, 2-4pm

Artists: Valerie Arntzen, William Frymire, Ann Hamm, Lorraine Kwan, Launi Lucas, Gabriele Maurus, Kathy Nash, Graham Schodda, Ron Simmer, Anne Souther, Kaarina Talvila, Frances Solar, Melanie Thompson, Derek von Essen Laura Wallace, Anne-Francoise Wauthy, Karen Yaremkewich


Objects of Identity & The Things We Leave Behind

May 16-June 21, 2014 | Opening Reception: Thursday, May 15, 7-9pm

Artist Talk: Thursday May 22, 6-7pm, all artists in attendance


In this exhibition, Creed, Tarling and Vallely presented large scale paintings, photographs, and installed pieces to invite the viewers to look at their attachment to and collection of material objects from a different perspective. In our increasingly consumer based society it has become almost impossible to envision the norm of the majority of human existence where most purchases or acquisitions were made of necessity instead of impulse, whim, covetousness or insecurity. Many struggle to be conscientious consumers, but forces of advertising, societal ways and personal addictions make it an uphill battle. This exhibition is an attempt to illustrate the arguments between want and need, quality vs. quantity in a different way.



June 27 – July 26, 2014 | Opening Reception: Thursday, June 26, 7:00-9:00pm

Artist Demo: Mould Making, Saturday, July 5, 3:00-5:00pm

This exhibition of painting, sculpture and ceramic work focused on bringing common everyday objects into an unfamiliar and mysterious realm. Ying-Yueh Chuang, Ben Lee and Nicola Tibbetts were all Capilano University art instructors with the commonality of familiar objects such as food as inspiration in their art practice. They change the meaning of these objects either by transforming their use, physical shape, or by placing them in unexpected environments. Artists: Ying-Yueh Chuang, Ben Lee, Nicola Tibbetts



August 1 – August 30, 2014 | Opening Reception: Thursday, July 31, 7:00-9:00pm

Artist Demo: Stop Motion Animation with Jon Shaw, Thursday, August 7, 6:30-8:00pm

Artists: Thompson Brennan, Mark Ollinger, Jon Shaw, Scott Sueme
This exhibition featured paintings, sculpture and graffiti by four artists who were inspired by the ‘writers’ who colourfully mark our urban landscape. Each artist presents a unique approach to graffiti; an intrigue of urban decay and beautification, the traces of presence left behind; and the ‘writers’ themselves who are compelled to leave their mark on an urban canvas. Often controversial, graffiti can be observed as enhancing the mundane, defacing the ubiquitous or making a thought provoking statement. Undeniably, there is amazing artistic talent that exists in this realm.


The Art Rental Show

September 5 – 13, 2014 | Opening Reception: Thursday, September 4, 7:00-9:00pm

Buy or Rent artwork right off the gallery walls. The Art Rental collection with over 400 original artworks created by over 150 local artists! This is a perfect opportunity to be inspired by original art in your home or office. Artworks rent for as little as $10-$50 a month, therefore a convenient and affordable way to enhance any space. Works are diverse in subject and style; created in watercolour, acrylic, oil, pastel, photography and mixed media. There is something for everyone.



September 19 – October 11, 2014 | Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18, 7-9pm

Mad Hatter Craft & Tea Party: Saturday, September 27, 1:00-3:00pm (Culture Days event)

This exhibition celebrated the fantastical elements and characters of the Lewis Carroll novels, Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass. Each artist offered a unique approach using a diverse selection of media including etchings, photography, paintings, textile art and assemblages. Artists: Mariko Ando, Jay Cabalu, David Camisa, Myranda Corkum, Marney-Rose Edge, Judith A. Frigon, Stephanie Jager, Heike Kapp, Richard Alan Kent, Camille Mehta, Catherine Nicholls, Elena Perelman, Eileen Soo, Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk


Domestic Interventions

October 17 to November 15, 2014 | Opening Reception: Thursday, October 16, 7-9pm

Through distinctive installations, sculptures, paintings, mixed media and textiles, three accomplished artists explored domesticity, roles and identity.
Artists: Monique Motut Firth, Janet Wang, Carlyn Yandle | see a video of Monique’s paper doll project

Interactive Community Component: Dirty Laundry visitors were invited to share an anonymous ‘domestic confession’ and air it on a ‘community laundry line’ in the gallery. This activity was a reality check to the overwhelmingly self-promotional social media, an alternative social connectivity, a catharsis that comes from the ‘airing out.


The 10th Annual Anonymous Art Show

Show Opening & Sale: Thursday, November 20, 7:00pm-9:30pm

Exhibition & Sale continue to December 20, 2014

The artist remains a mystery until after the art is purchased. The Anonymous Art Show is an annual group exhibition and fundraising event that includes two-dimensional artwork by established and emerging artists on unframed 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ canvas and wood panel. With hundreds of artists participating, and a wide variety of styles and subjects on display, this is always a fun and popular exhibition at CityScape. All paintings are priced at $100, so start your Christmas shopping early!

2014: 672 works of art created by 300 artists; 232 works sold. See the Image Gallery of opening night.