The Ranger Station Art Gallery set to feature new artists M.A.Tateishi and Aimée Henny Brown. Tateishi's work is abstract

Abstract catches the eye, says artist

Ranger Station features "simple, bright and sunny" work this month

There are some exciting new artists coming to the Ranger Station Art Gallery. The Kent Harrison Arts Council is pleased to show the work of M.A.Tateishi (Mary Anne) for the upcoming month, and will also introduce their new artist in residence, Aimée Henny Brown.

As September’s featured artist, M.A.Tateishi will display brand new work, none of which has been exhibited before. The concept for the show is “every part of the buffalo,” which she says refers to the idea that the First Nations people wasted nothing when they hunted.

Her excavation paintings in particular, three of which will be on display in Harrison, take months to complete, as they require painting on paper layers, one atop the other.

“When I tear away the layers, I end up with a painting on the wall and a piece of textured paper in my hand,” says Tateishi. “This art is simple, bright, and sunny.”

The show will also include some prints, which offers people an inexpensive way to begin collecting art.

Tateishi says she is inspired by all things visual, such as a colorful billboard or the stark contrast between a lime sweater tossed on an orange chair. Since she works in layers, she considers her work like many paintings combined into one, with the vibrant world around her serving as a kick-start for her imagination.

“When I tear back my layers, I’m never sure what the final piece will look like,” says Tateishi. “This random quality is what the human eye likes, since our gaze passes over the perfect.”

This is Tateishi’s first show outside of a big city, and because of that she is particularly excited to showcase her work to Harrison.

“Abstract art allows everyone to have his or her own reaction,” she says. “I notice that we are hardwired to look for objects and stories in the art, but that is what the viewer brings to the work. If someone comes away feeling happy or energized, that would be perfect.”

Also showing her work is new artist in residence, Aimée Henny Brown, who is excited to use the history of Harrison and Agassiz to inspire her work over the next year.

“I’m looking forward to hearing stories, meeting local community members, and expanding my understanding of the area,” says Brown. “I am a research hound, so I tend to let the exploration phase of my studio work really guide the final results – process is paramount.”

Brown hopes people are able to experience her work through their senses. From hand bound books, drawings, printed matte, installations and performances, she tends to investigate the site she is working with in order to bring the art, and the feelings it provokes, to the forefront.

“The sounds and scents, geography, topography and history of a place become very important to determining what will happen in my artistic practice,” says Brown, who will use Harrison as her backdrop and inspiration for the next year.

Opening reception for Tateishi’s show will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. The show will include a chance to meet the new artist in residence, Aimée Henny Brown.

 

 

Just Posted

Duo robs Harrison Hot Springs gas station

Husky manager planning to tighten security

Snow prayers answered as Manning Park ski hill opens Friday

Ski hill will be open seven days a week starting Dec. 14, and cross-country trails as well

Fleeing driver picks fight with Chilliwack police dog, loses

Good dog ‘Griff’ also locates large quantity of what police believe to be crystal meth in Abbotsford

UPDATE: Heavy rainfall, strong winds in forecast for Lower Mainland

Heavy rains, snow expected till Friday morning

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Man dies after falling from B.C. bridge

Intoxicated man climbed railing, lost his balance and fell into the water below

Hundreds attend Hells Angels funeral in Maple Ridge

Body of Chad John Wilson found last month face-down under the Golden Ears Bridge.

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Gas prices to climb 11 cents overnight in Lower Mainland

Hike of 17 cents in less than 48 hours due to unexpected shutdown of Washington state pipeline

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

B.C. fire chief pleads with Ottawa for traumatic stress support

Campbell River fire chief Thomas Doherty presented concerns to federal government

Most Read