Victoria Edgarr

This exhibition opens on Friday, June 3rd, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, June 19th, 2016.
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.

“Nexus” links the intimate with the overview in this exhibition of multifaceted drawing-based book forms, albums, and installations. These works are made with all kinds of paper, using etching inks, oil stick, graphite, etc., and range from miniature to mural size. The drawings are compiled, composed, bound, chained, boxed, and wall-mounted, made into works meant to be hand-held, bridging the worlds of visual image and physical object. Drawn from observation, photos and memory, the images are of people, places, and things having a presence in the artist’s world.

“Pennants, detail”

Artist Statement:
Centred in printmaking, my practice involves linking personal experience with mythologies to create visually- and conceptually-layered narratives. From multiple starting points, identities, and points of view, and a wide variety of materials and processes I work in parts, on a broad front, with many things at once. Striving to deal with a sense of sequence, I keep the art process open/flexible to suit the different ways that things, concepts, feelings, might connect and inter-relate in making works with a maximum of incident and coherence.

“Princess Books, detail”

Artist Bio:
Victoria Edgarr was born in Quebec in 1953. She earned her BFA from Concordia University and for several years worked and exhibited with la Guilde Graphique Montreal. On moving to Victoria in 1993, she joined Xchanges and Ground Zero Printmakers Studio (GZPS) where she is currently studio manager. Victoria Edgarr teaches on Vancouver Island and the mainland, for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) ArtStarts, and Canadian Parents for French (CPF), the Victoria College of Art (VCA), the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) Fort St John, and gives ongoing workshops at GZPS print studio. She recently did a Banff Arts Residency for the printmaking project “Situations”, and is currently doing a technical collaboration for composer Rudolph Komorous. Victoria Edgarr exhibits in public and private galleries—recent exhibitions include: “Me Myself and I”, Cedar Hill Art Gallery, Victoria BC, “Karta”, Peace Gallery North, Fort St John BC, “Bimpe V”, Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver BC, “Difference and Repetition”, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria BC, “Voice”, and Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George BC. Her work is in private collections globally. She works in her Chinatown studio with her husband Alain Costaz.

“Studio Portrait, detail”

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