Artist Tour by Alison Keenan - Surreal Landscapes and Imaginary Worlds.
Alison Keenan, a multi-disciplinary Canadian artist, lived in Burma before returning home to England to complete her art education and later lived in Italy and Egypt, where she studied Aubusson and Gobelin Tapestry. In 2008, she graduated from Emily Carr University in Canada, and in 2010 she received a Certificate in Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University. Her portfolio includes national and international exhibitions, awards and murals, an online catalogue, guest speaker appearances, artists’ residencies, and videos.
A member of the female Vancouver-based artist collective, 13 Feet Off the Ground, she has painted murals in Sicily, West Vancouver, Penticton and Los Cabos, Mexico. She recently completed a commissioned 22 ft-wide mural in Yaletown, Vancouver.
Lipont Gallery is excited to present Vancouver-based artist Alison Keenan’s stunning new paintings and collages, collectively named Surreal Landscapes and Imaginary Worlds.
As a professional artist with decades of practice in multi-disciplinary art, Alison Keenan not only has created paintings and murals to manifest her unique views of nature and the mesmerizing avian life of British Columbia; now she also has ventured into creating surrealist paintings and collages inspired by human life, culture, the pandemic and social changes. This new body of work represents her dedicated passion, endeavours, creativity, and skills in building an imaginary world that is filled with surprising details and metaphors underlined by the relationship between nature and human, the reduced social interactions during the pandemic and the evolving material culture.
Besides the Surrealist Landscapes, Avian Fables is an ongoing project that keeps the audiences amazed with the depictions of the magnificent eagles, falcons and other birds in British Columbia from an anthropomorphism approach, through painting and collages. According to Keenan, it is a “breathtakingly beautiful world.”
The artist will give a tour on Tuesday April 11 at 10am to the general public.
The exhibition will be on view at Lipont Gallery, 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond B.C., from April 6th to 28th. The gallery opens Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, with extended hours to 8:00pm on Tuesdays. The gallery closes on weekends and on April 7th Good Friday Holiday.
The virtual version of the exhibition will be available at www.lipontgallery.ca after the exhibition opens.
Please inquire at 1 (604) 285-9975 during business hours or at firstname.lastname@example.org and www.lipontgallery.ca
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