Opening: Friday November 23rd, 7:00–9:00 PM
The show runs Friday November 23rd through
Sunday, November 25th, 2018
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm,
or by appointment.
Art reflecting the human form through humor, anxiety, fun, shyness, sexuality, life, exposure, fashion, religion, irony, showing off, silliness, religious icons, sex, death, passion, challenges, fantasy, dreams, sarcasm, nudity, love, pride, self-esteem and integrity. It’s up to the viewer to decide.
Please come and visit the Gallery on one of the three days, and you are warmly invited to the Reception on Friday evening.
Bill Bartlett graduated from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, and has been active in Victoria’s art scene since moving here in 1971. He was a Founder of the Northwest Coast Institute of the Arts (which became Victoria College of Art) in 1972 and Director of Open Space from 1975–1978. In 1978 he formed Direct Media Association. During this period he worked on pre-Internet computer networks and satellite-linked slow-scan video, which included installations at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He was involved with many of the artist-run centres across Canada (including numerous artist residences), as well as with the Centre For Advanced Visual Studies at MIT (Boston), where he was nominated for a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship. His last exhibit regarding these activities was at Open Space in February 2018.
Bartlett is past-President of the Island Illustrators Society and past-Editor of the Community Arts Council newsletter. Over the past 18 years, he has actively supported drop-in life drawing sessions within the city. He is an Honorary Life Member of both Open Space and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
From 1981–2005, Bartlett was a Postmaster for Canada Post, and then a Senior Retail Trainer for Canada Post for over 7 years. He coordinated several National and International stamp sales functions (including the Vancouver Olympics), and was a two-term member of the Canada Post Stamp Advisory Committee from 2010–2016. He has been an active member of Xchanges for the last 4 years, and is currently the Studio Coordinator.
This show is dedicated to Bill’s mother who recently passed away at age 100. Xchanges gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the CRD. Xchanges short, Pop-Up Exhibits are a new development in the gallery’s direction.