Barbara Berry’s “Charnel Ground Paintings”

Xchanges Gallery welcomes Nova Scotia artist Barbara Berry to Victoria for an exhibition of her “Charnel Ground Paintings”. The opening takes place on Friday November 10, starting at 8 p.m., with the show continuing Saturdays and Sundays from November 11 until November 26, 1–4 pm. The artist will be in attendance for the opening.


Barbara Berry’s paintings are wooden constructions that combine imagery from nature, animals, plants, and the human figure, with imagery from Tibetan Buddhist murals and scroll or Thangka paintings. This group of paintings hang on the wall yet have a three-dimensional aspect, with references both to the history of representational and illusionistic painting and to the physical presence of object and form in sculpture. Her most recent works, entitled “The Charnel Ground Paintings”, draw their imagery from the open burial grounds depicted in Tibetan art, where peaceful and wrathful deities mingle, dissolve and overlap with humans, animals and various predators. The boundaries are blurred between ‘I and Other’, animals and humans and the natural and supernatural world.

Gallery Hours are on weekends only:
Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 1–4pm

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