BARK – a closer look

2018-06-01 2018-07-29 Location: Discovery Room, VanDusen Visitor Centre

Three artists emphasize the amazing textures, shapes and abstractions of a tree’s bark or ‘skin’.

Trees have inspired artists throughout the ages with their size, shape, beauty, symbolism, and the myriad of ways they define the environment around them.  From the largest Sequoia to the smallest bonsai, trees have presence, and while they grace us with their leaves and sometimes flowers, their bark is what is most visible to the human eye – and the most overlooked and under-appreciated.

Three artists in our current exhibition aim to change that common perception with their work emphasizing the amazing textures, shapes and abstractions of a tree’s bark or ’skin’ . With focus on pattern, texture, form and colour, artists Pattern, Pelissier, and Kumi present their views on tree bark, from complete abstraction to hyper realism.  You will never look at bark the same way again.

Open for viewing in the VanDusen Visitor Centre’s Discovery Room during Garden hours.