Opening Reception - Duncan Regehr: Oracle

Opening Reception - Duncan Regehr: Oracle

04 Nov
  • [PAST] November 4th, 2023
  • 1-4pm
  • 2245 Granville Street Vancouver
  • Exhibition Opening

Renowned artist, actor and author, Duncan Regehr, unveils a mesmerizing collection titled "Oracle," presenting a timely vision of potential and precariousness, as we see an exponential presence in AI, the effects of environmental change and economic challenges around the globe. You are invited to the opening reception on Saturday, November 4th, 2023, 1 – 4 pm. The artist will be in attendance.

At the heart of "Oracle" lies the artist's deliberate choice of subjects – delicate eggs, intricate brain depictions, shells and samaras – all positioned on a prominent ledge, elevated to a position of reverence. At any moment the egg could hatch or roll off the sill and break. The maple samara, resting on a ledge, could blow away or sprout. These seemingly ordinary objects are transformed into carriers of potent symbolism, embodying latent uncertainty, and the delicate balance between growth and vulnerability. As viewers stand on the precipice of the artist's elegant creations, they become witnesses to the inherent tension between the objects' potential for transformation or cataclysm.

Regehr invites art enthusiasts and connoisseurs to witness a journey of profound exploration into fragility, transformation, and the enigmatic nature of the future. The precariousness is palpable, as humanity sits on the rim of invention in the moments before transformation.

As an actor, you may recognize Duncan Regehr from the swashbuckling hero, Zorro, in the family channel's television series based upon Johnston McCulley's classic hero. His role as Dracula in the 1987 movie, "The Monster Squad" is one of his most iconic performances. Regehr has also made numerous TV guest appearances. He was a guest actor on Cybill, Murder, She Wrote, Hotel and the seventh-season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Sub Rosa" as Ronin, a ghost who falls in love with Beverly Crusher. He also appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Shakaar Edon.

Petley Jones Gallery

  • 2245 Granville St Vancouver, BC
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