REDBEARDS

REDBEARDS

June 30 – August 29

Duthie Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY JUNE 30TH, 6 -9PM

Two major Vancouver sculptors – both working on a monumental scale in bronze and steel, both with numerous distinctive public works of art to their considerable credit. Both working at 1000 Parker Street and both, coincidentally, tall with red hair and beards.

An exhibition of their new works featuring a weathervane and a water work.

Doug Taylor was born in Chilliwack, BC in 1947. Kinetic in nature, his public installation sculpture has focused largely on wind, water and solar powered features. Whimsical, folk art inspired elements are often signature to his work. (e.g. Khenko and Wind Swimmer).  ” The challenge is to integrate ecological, historical, social and aesthetic considerations, contextualizing them into the site specific values of place.” Doug lives in Vancouver, Canada.

David Robinson was born in Toronto and studied sculpture at OCAD. His striking sculptures incorporate a variety of materials ranging from bronze, steel and silver to concrete, mirror and paper. While his oeuvre is the figure, he often adds psychological and mythological twists to his subjects by situating them in environments which speak to the inherent tensions of human life. Robinson has a deep reverence for imagery and symbolism, and this, combined with his remarkable skill, allows the viewer to surmise and discover the allegorical through contemporary form. David lives in Vancouver.