This exhibition opens on Friday, October 7th, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, October 23rd, 2016.
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.
Expand is about an interplay between Nature, Science, and the Cosmos, informed by Thompson’s interests in geology (crystalline structures), geometry, colour theory and metaphysical experiences.
In this multi-paneled painting installation the entire wall operates as the “field”, engaging viewers on a physical level. It presents the Quantum Physics idea that in the universe, nothing is still and everything is in some form of motion. Thompson’s paintings are a form of liquid, fluid thoughts: multi-layered and multi-dimensional. Using a personal pictorial language, she interconnects her interests in a discursive, topical, open-ended and intuitive process. It involves exploring the independent life of paint in the wet-in-wet technique, transparent layering of colour and form, and spontaneous linear mark making.
Thompson’s work also metaphorically addresses the dichotic contemporary life issues of connection and separation; order and chaos; stillness and movement. It is revealed that these issues can simultaneously co-exist. In the dialogue between all elements of form and line, the work emerges from the Ethers into the field; the grid/ground. It is the artist’s intent that her work operates outside of the dimensional confinement engaging viewers in an expansive and unique experience of reality.
Carole Thompson attended VSA (ECUAD), graduating in 1967 and receiving the Charles H Scott Award. She received a Canada Council B grant in 1968 and a Short Term Canada Council Grant in 1982. She has exhibited extensively in the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver and at Fran Willis Gallery in Victoria. She has participated in Environmental projects in Carmanah and the Stein Valley. She has taught at Arts Umbrella in Vancouver, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Victoria College of Art. She also teaches private classes in her studio.
Carole Thompson exhibits in both private and public Galleries. Recent exhibitions include: Distortions, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC; Earthly, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC; Intersection, Gage Gallery, Victoria, BC; Cohorts, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC and Endangered Species, Robert Bateman Gallery, Victoria, BC. Her work is included in private and public collections.