“Oil & Water”

Natalie Shumka & Selina Jorgensen

Opening: Friday, January 10th, 7:00–9:00 pm

The show runs Friday, Jan. 10th
through Sunday, Jan. 26th, 2020

Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm,
or by appointment.
Artist’s Talk: Sunday, January 12th, 1 pm

Oil & Water is a collaborative exhibition exploring coastal connect­ions and featuring the recent work of Victoria-based artists Natalie Shumka and Selina Jorgensen. Working primarily in oils, Shumka’s traditional style of realism captures the beauty in everyday objects. Current studies involve glass objects surrounded by driftwood, sea­shells and feathers. Inspired by themes of collection, biodiversity and personal symbolism, Jorgensen creates illustrative imagery of waves and found objects from nature using water-based paints.

Selina Jorgensen, Waves #20.

 

Selina Jorgensen, Waves #21.

 

Artists’ Bios
Selina Jorgensen is a Canadian artist living in Victoria, B.C. Inspired by her coastal surroundings, her imagery explores and celebrates an interconnection with nature through themes of collection, biodiversity and personal symbolism. Selina is a graduate of the University of Victoria (BFA, 2003) and Victoria College of Art (2000).

Natalie Shumka is a full-time artist living in Victoria, BC. Working primarily in oils, Shumka’s traditional style of realism captures the beauty in everyday objects. Transparency and contrast are themes which run throughout her work. Current studies involve glass objects surrounded by driftwood, seashells, and feathers. Natalie is a graduate of the Victoria College of Art (1999) and her work has been included in many Canadian group and juried exhibitions.

Natalie Shumka, One Glass Bottle.

 

Natalie Shumka, Solo Bottle.