Spring exhibit at SAG features portraits, landscapes by 30+ artists

SURREY – The second of three exhibits celebrating Surrey Art Gallery’s 40th anniversary opens Saturday (April 11).


The springtime showcase, called "Views from the Southbank II: Moments, Reflections, Intervals," features portraiture and landscape works by more than 30 artists.


"Their work is situated in context to the rapidly growing ‘South of Fraser’ region of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland," according to an exhibit advisory. "In capturing the character(s) of a place that is constantly changing, the artists offer a brief interval in time – the present moment animated by the presence of individuals and places."


The exhibit runs until June 14 at the gallery, located at Bear Creek Park. Admission is by donation.


Also opening Saturday is Stephen Foster’s exhibit "Remediating Curtis: Imagining Indigeneity," with a talk by the artist set for 6:30 p.m. In the showcase, Foster explores the legacy of the film and photographic work of ethnographer Edward Curtis, famous for his depictions of First Nations in the early 1900s, and his influence on popular images of "Indianness" in contemporary culture.


Meanwhile, until Aug. 22, the work of John Wynne, a Canadian sound artist currently living in London, is featured in an Open Sound installation called "Anspayaxw," which showcases six audiovisual portraits of members of the Gitxsan community speaking one of the numerous endangered aboriginal languages in B.C. Also on Saturday (April 11), the second phase of the gallery’s "Re:Source" exhibit will be unveiled. For more details, visit Surrey.ca/arts or call the gallery at 604-501-5566.