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Calligraphy – Art Opening

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1670 Franklin Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

THE BAKERY is pleased to present


Opening reception Saturday, January 23rd 6-9pm

Showing JANUARY 23RD 2015 – FEBRUARY 13TH 2015

CALLIGRAPHY is an exhibition of paintings by artist Gigaemi Kukwits.

Exhibition essay about work by Alice Campbell

When I first saw images of Gigaemi’s Calligraphy series of paintings, three things immediately leapt from the canvases into my mind. The first, and the most enduring, was the startling presence of the works. This presence is created through their bold colours, the dynamic relations between the paintings’ elements, and the many layers of lines and colours that give the works perspectival depth. The second was their playful and unmistakeable use of Northwest Coast formline design elements, such as the ovoids and u-forms that were outlined by Bill Holm in his canonical 1965 book Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form. The third was simply: “I’ve never seen Northwest Coast art that looks like this!” They are strikingly original. They may reveal and challenge our expectations of what Northwest Coast art looks like….