Opening: Friday July 8th, 7:00 PM
Exhibition runs to July 31st, 2011.
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm
Thomas Chisholm's practice is concerned with objects which function under their own systems of space and time to affect their environment of installation. In Compression, the paintings operate as both windows, drawing viewers into their deep painted space, and mirrors, pulling the viewer back into the real with a renewed sense of alienation.
Originally from Southern Alberta, born in Medicine Hat I was encouraged at a young age to participate in the Arts. In 1995 I began study in Graphic Arts. Enrolling at The Medicine Hat Community College Diploma Program Visual Communications this program focused on Graphic Design yet exposed me to the world of Fine Art — I completed in 1998. In 2009 I completed a BFA at The University of Victoria — Focusing on Fine Art and Painting. Residing in Victoria, BC, I draw inspiration from nature, urban type landscape and modern technologies. My work will span through the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. I feel it important to reflect on the modern world that we live in to better understand our place within the planet. Often I rely on memories and a suggestion of an idea to compose the work. In this way I believe I can more genuinely reflect the world that surrounds us.
NOTE: Xchanges Gallery will be CLOSED for the month of AUGUST 2011.
Our NEXT Gallery Exhibition (September 2nd through 25th, 2011)
features work by:
“Any Wall, Any Where, Any Time”
by Helen Rogak, Betty Meyers and Cheryl McBride
A black tar paper and paint installation transforms the balcony wall; Installation begins Tuesday, May 10th.
Opening Reception, Saturday, May 14th at Noon.
This exhibition continues through June 11th, 2011.
The Balcony Gallery, a creative space for art —
on the Xchanges exterior balcony: open air art