The Comox Valley Art Gallery will host an artist talk and the opening reception for three new exhibits on Friday evening, August 15.
Kamloops-based artist Andrea Kastner will open the evening with an artist talk starting at 6 p.m.
Kastner, whose exhibits have shown across Canada and is a finalist in the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, will talk about her artistic process and the content of her exhibit of paintings.
In her words, The Waste Land is a body of work that traced the haunting nature of our rejected possessions through a collaged, recycled and surreal world.”
An opening reception for three new exhibits, including Kastner’s The Waste Land will take place at 7 p.m.
The exhibit will run until September 20.
The reception will also mark the opening of Reclamation, a new body of assemblages by Denman Island artist Cynthia Minden.
The work is composed “with gathered materials from the margins of wetlands, forest floor and foreshore, intertwined with cast off findings from human civilization,” writes Minden.
Reclamation will be on display in the CVAG community gallery until September 13.
The third exhibit is Curiosity + Process = Discovery, a group show by North Island College Fine Arts students. The show explores notions of physical and metaphorical transformation, expressed through a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, text, sculpture and video. Exhibiting artists include Natalie Nickerson, Sarah Bergeron, Melissa Martell, Ariell Hallson-Amyot, Miriam St. Pierre, Denise Lawson and Fiona Thomson.