Tag Archives: Sculpture

Outer Skins + Inner Spaces

April 3 – April 26, 2001

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

This exhibit features recent works by Jennifer Waelti-Walters. The focus of the show is bodies, their textures and shapes.

About the Artist:┬áJenny Waelti-Walters taught at the University of Victoria for 29 years, and was a founder of the woman’s studies program.

21st Annual Art Education Faculty Exhibition

Robert Dalton, Cornfield, 1987
Robert Dalton, Cornfield, 1987

January 16 – February 8, 2001

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

This was an intimate look into the creative lives of those who teach in the Department of Art Education at the University of Victoria.

The artists included Robert Dalton, Walter Dexter, Don Bergland, Bill Zuk, Ron Smith, Helen Smith, Kathy Collis, and Caren Willims. Both teachers and artists, the Faculty’s art educators reveal their eclectic artistic identities in this exhibit.

Elements

November 28 – December 14, 2000

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

This exhibition features sculpture and photography by Gabriola Island artist Elias Wakan.

My work is an exploration of the aesthetics of form. I look for interesting solutions to challenging, geometrical problems, while making efficient use of materials. The charm of folding is watching the miracle of a third dimension tumble out of the basically two-dimensional paper, Mylar, or exposed x-ray. And the illusory shadows that surround these pieces suggest further forms that seem to come from yet a further dimension.

-Elias Wakan, 2000

Hands On: Insight Through Touch

September 20 – September 29, 2000

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

An exhibit of original collage and sculpture made by people of varying artistic and visual capabilities with tactile colour, an exciting new medium that builds a little-explored communication bridge between visually-impaired and sighted people.

The Chapman Group

March 30 – April 29, 1999

McPherson Library Gallery

A gathering of young artists who gather weekly to work on creative endeavors. Their show consists of the work of seven of the group’s members and includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, poems and a stage set design.

About the Chapman Group: The Chapman Group was started by J. Gordaneer and R.C. Lorens in order to develop a system of critical analysis that would allow for articulated and consistent criteria on the subject of art. With this criteria, the artist could develop an individual style that would be founded on stable methodological considerations.

19th Annual Art Education Faculty Exhibition

Walter Dexter, #12 [Vase], 1986
Walter Dexter, #12 [Vase], 1986

January 25 – February 26, 1999

McPherson Library Gallery

This exhibition features recent drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture and light displays produced by members of the University of Victoria Art Education Faculty. The artists include Robert Dalton, Walter Dexter, Kathleen Anderson, Helen Smith, Kathy Collis, Bill Zuk, and Gillian Davidson.

This exhibition was a companion to the Renaissance ’99 British Columbia Art Teachers’ Conference held at UVic.

18th Annual Art Education Faculty Exhibition

Robert Dalton, North Pasture 1987
Robert Dalton, North Pasture 1987

January 27 – February 16, 1998

McPherson Library Gallery

This exhibition features recent drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture and light displays produced by members of the University of Victoria Art Education Faculty. The artists inlcude Don Bergland, Robert Dalton, Walter Dexter, K. Anderson, Helen Smith, Kathy Collis, Bill Zuk, and Gillian Davidson.

 

Adaskins Collect Jorgensen

Flemming Jorgensen, Mount Baker 1980
Flemming Jorgensen, Mount Baker 1980

July 3 – August 11, 1997

McPherson Library Gallery

Curated by Caroline Riedel

An exhibition of works by Flemming Jorgensen from the collection of Murray and Dorothea Adaskin, including sculptures, prints and watercolour paintings. The relationship between the Adaskins and Jorgensen began in 1973 at a show of Jorgensen’s work in Saskatoon. They bonded over mutual interest in fresh and unique style in artistic philosophies.

Visit our inventory system here to see dozens more of Jorgensen’s works. UVic’s archives will have a large number of photographs and exhibition related materials available to the public.

About the Artist:

Flemming Jorgensen RCA has been an esteemed member of the Victoria artistic community since he began painting and teaching her in the early 1960s. Born in Aalborg, Denmark in 1934, Jorgensen immigrated to Canada in 1956. He is a co-founder of the Metchosin Internatonal Summer School of the Arts. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Becoming Art: Development and Process in the Sculpture of Bob de Castro (1924-1986)

Robert De Castro, Sketch #1
Robert De Castro, Sketch #1

June 17 – August 30, 1996

McPherson Library Gallery

This was a retrospective of Bob de Castro’s sculpture artwork ten years following his death. De Castro has been described as Canada’s Vincent van Gogh of sculpture, and his lifetime achievements were boundless.

A large collection of slides, photographs, negatives and newsclippings of de Castro’s works will be available from the University of Victoria’s archives. To view a selection of his sketches, visit out online inventory here and search “Robert De Castro”.

About the Artist:

Bob de Castro (1924-1986) was a sculptor based out of Victoria, B.C. but was born in Winnipeg.

During his lifetime, Robert De Castro asked for no grants, sold no pieces, and did not exhibit his work in public. He simply spent hours in his workshop, one might say obsessively, creating his bleak, black carvings.

-Robert Amos, “Carvings speak of dark nights of a soul”, Times Colonist, July 6, 1996

Graven Images IV: “Collaboration”

February 6 – March 26, 1995

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

The exhibition is designed to showcase as many diverse sculptural works as possible, while allowing the viewing public to consider the role and context of public art. Three dimensional sculptural work is presented through two-dimensional visual aids that encourage the viewer to imagine these sculptures in their proposed locations.

Most of the locations feature easily recognizable sites in the Victoria area such as Dallas Road and the entrance to Capital Iron. Visitors not only can enjoy these works as gallery pieces, but also will see the results of the proposal process and the material costs involved in creating works for public enjoyment outside gallery walls.