Tag Archives: Sculpture

Graven Images II: Ari Schafer

November 1 – November 21, 1994

McPherson Library Gallery

This exhibition features pieces by Ari Schafer, including The Fledgling Fountain W/ Bowl. These intertwining forms are the building blocks of cubism art. Schafer describes the pieces as having two identities: first that of a Spanish Conquistador, complete with helmet ad horse; and secondly of a fledgling bird, new to the world and hungry for its first meal.

The sculpture is the result of Schafer’s study of cubism (an art style that developed from 1907 to the mid 1920s and pioneered by artists Picasso and Braque).

Explorations in Wood ’93

December 15, 1993 – January 30, 1994

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Explorations in Wood ’93 is an open exhibition presented by the Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild at the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery. It features furniture, turnings, architectural fixtures, musical instruments and sculpture from artists throughout western Canada.

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Travels: The John and Katherine Maltwood Collection

June 27 – July 18, 1993

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

In 1964 the University of Victoria received the John and Katherine Maltwood bequest: a fine and decorative arts collection of over 100 items. This varied collection consisting of paintings, sculpture, artifacts, books and personal archives is often described as “documenting the tastes and travels” of the Maltwoods.

That the Maltwoods travelled extensively in the period 1900-1940 is well know. However, the details as to where and when is a matter largely, of conjecture.

This exhibit attempts to reconstruct their itineraries. Intellectually, this is based on evidence drawn from the extensive Maltwood library of antiquarian travel guides. Some evidence of the geography of their journeys can be gleaned from the small collection of site souvenirs. Their general interest in the ancient monuments and cultures of Mediterranean Europe, the Levant and the Far East can be illustrate by a sampling of the Maltwood Collection itself.

Together, the evidence of these itinerant interests draws together the themes of Katherine’s own work as an artist, also her fascination with world cosmology and research into the Glastonbury legends.

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Vancouver Island Chapter

January 20 – March 3, 1991

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Recent works by members of the Royal Academy of Arts, Vancouver Island Chapter, including: Pat Martin Bates, Robert Bateman, James Gordaneer, Donald Harvey, Glenn E. Howarth, Edward J. Hughes, James F. Landsdowne, Elza Mayhew, Douglas Morton, Myfanwy Pavelic, A. Winchell Price, Carole Sabiston, George Sawchuk, Herbert Siebner, John Ivor Smith, George B. Wallace, Jack Wise, and Jack Wilkinson.

China’s Darkest Hours: Tell the World

July 11 – July 31, 1989

McPherson Library Gallery

This exhibition features the direct and somewhat controversial art work of Ritha Mason.

Mason expresses, in the form of paintings, collages, and fibre glass sculpture, her horror at the recent events in China. These works depict the tragedy, the discontent and the confusion of present day China. Some pieces attempt a glimpse at a more optimistic future.

About the Artist:

Ritha Mason was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1937. At UVic, Mason studied in the BFA program under Pat Martin-Bates. She also studied art in China and Japan.

Art Affairs North – Heads South

June 3 – June 29, 1987

McPherson Library Gallery

This was a juried exhibition showcasing the work of artists who live and work in Northwestern Ontario. A distinctive regional character is expressed by the numerous artists who produce artwork of high quality, as well as prodigious quantity. Artists North of Superior started organizing the exhibition in 1983. It includes multimedia works, drawings, prints, and sculptures.

Pre-Columbian Art from Central America

January 25 – April 12, 1987

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

In many ways the stone sculpture of the Diquis zone is markedly different from that of the other archaeological zones of Costa Rica. The art of this complex Costa Rican civilization, characterized by an artistic stylization that reflects an extraordinary understanding of the decorative qualities of abstract design, is reflected in such artifacts as ceramic vessels and peg-base figurines; which were often used in rituals, musical instruments, carved stone metates used to grind corn, zoomorphic effigies, and the famous stone spheres.

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