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Fear No Art opens Wednesday

August 8, 2016 2:46 P.M.
Klller Whales, a sculpture in fibre by Garry Davies.

Fear No Art is the name of a joint art exhibition featuring work by two well-known Kamloops artists.

Within their distinctive practices, Garry Davies and Maureen Light have certainly lived up to that admonishment. The couple’s collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture will be on show from Wednesday, Aug. 10, to Saturday, Sept. 3, in Kamloops Arts Council’s main and hallway galleries at the Old Courthouse.

Davies’ public art holds prominence in Kamloops. In front of City Hall, his bronze, The Overlanders of 1862, depicts Catherine Schubert’s courage aboard a raft on the North Thompson River. He’s also done monumental and garden-size sculptures for public and private presentation.

The artist’s current style of expressive abstraction uses fibre wrappings over metal frame and acrylic paintings. His recent works are on a variety of subjects which range from the human gesture to whales diving in the ocean.

"I enjoy drawing, I enjoy painting, I enjoy sculpting, and I enjoy sharing my vision with others,” he said.

Light has enjoyed getting up close with a wide diversity of trees and their uniqueness in the past few decades on her worldly travels.

"Creating through painting, drawing, and printmaking, my trees bring me to a place of serenity and peace- much like sitting beside one in nature,” Light said.

She graduated from TRU in 2005 and since then has been involved with the Kamloops Printmakers, and painting in her studio when not travelling and collecting photographic sources for her studio work. 

Completing residencies in China and Venice, she has benefited learning from artists around the world. In the past few months she has been busy in her studio with subject matter from the natural world.

They will hold a closing reception Thursday, Sept. 1, 5-7 p.m.

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