Thorsen Gohl's piece

Who’s the fairest artist of all?

Surrey Art Gallery juried exhibit Mirror Mirror features a variety of self-portraits.

Who’s the fairest of them all?

There are many faces of all shapes, sizes and expression to choose from in the latest juried exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery.

Mirror Mirror, a show of self-portaits, is a diverse array of artwork featuring self-representation – some obvious reflections of the artists and others more symbolic or metaphorical. And the media is as diverse as the work, with paintings, photography and 3D pieces in the mix.

Five works were chosen by jurors for special mention: First place to Elizabeth Hollick for her painting Care Giver; second to Lisa Chen for Time Reflections; third to Gregory Dawe; and honourable mentions to Thorsten Goh for his piece Just Me and Hanif Janmohamend for Gift.

Other artists in the exhibition are Joan Adams, Elizabeth Anderson, Holly Armishaw, Colleen Baran, Glenda Bartosh, Cathy Berg, Linda Bickerton-Ross, Brandur Coombs, Sibeal Foyle, Kathleen Gaitt, Vivian Gerke, Polly Gibbons, Grace Gordon-Collins, Susan Harmon, Lindsay Ishihiro, Melanie Lastoria, Kitty Leung, Ferdinand Maravilla, Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi, Carol Pan, Helga Parekh, Melissa Peacock, Linda Pearce, Silke Spodzieja, and Edward Westerhuis.

The jurors were Ana Black, a visual arts instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey Art Gallery assistant curator Brian Foreman and Surrey painter and portraitist Deborah Putnam who were pleased by the number of artists who challenged themselves and found connections and insights into personal lives and human condition.

The official launch of Mirror Mirror is Sept. 15, with an opening reception from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Artist Carol Sawyer, who is exhibiting in the concurrent exhibition Scenes of Selves, Occasions for Ruses, will give an illustrated talk at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Surrey Art Gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave. For more information, call 604-501-5566 or check arts.surrey.ca

 

Just Posted

‘Coffee with Cops’ visits Cloverdale

Surrey RCMP Wendy Mehat says there is always a good response from the public for the informal chat sessions

Surrey’s top cop Dwayne McDonald is moving on

McDonald’s new role is RCMP’s criminal operations officer in charge of federal, investigative services and organized crime for B.C.

Overdose deaths down in Surrey, but more than two people still dying a week

As of the end of August, 86 people died by illicit drug overdose in Surrey, which is a drop from 2018

Federal candidates’ Facebook ad spending disclosed

Facebook’s new Ad Library shows how much candidates are spending on advertisements

GOWN UP to raise $10m for Surrey Memorial Hospital upgrades

The money will be used to upgrade 10 operating rooms, buy cutting-edge equipment and recruit more top-notch surgeons

VIDEO: B.C. man’s yard comes alive with grizzlies at night

Malakwa man has captured images of 12 different grizzlies on video

Man who orchestrated Mission murders gets day parole after serving less than three years

Victims’ parents express grief, outrage over parole board decision

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Most Read