Exhibition open: 2 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday - Friday,
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Opening: Saturday, October 20, 1 - 4 p.m.
My painting has been a process of layering and it is dependent on synchronicities. Words, people, landscapes and the media overlap until something makes an image " right to paint". The process helps to clarify a world that bombards you with information and media glut. Patterns occur in the selection. I make reference to other female painters with a series of duality images and place females in traditional Canadian landscape with a hope of reclaiming the territory. I have embraced dark, cold, navy lakes and dance for the metaphorical power that they hold in sorting out concepts of life and death. And finally I paint repetitions found in nature with the hope that I will have creative continuance.
Jane Eccles July 2001
Art occurs for me after I have worked on something for a very long period of time. It evolves from the materials I use both traditional and experimental. My sensibilities however, depend on the things that I love. Simplicity. Order. Complexity. Structure. Maps. Breeze. Clean water. Stone. Sand. Measurement. Freedom of thought. Film. Music. Every day I retreat to my studio and through the working, surface and image and object materialize.
I want these images to be beyond time and place and to make reference to concepts of space and to have broad geographical references. I want to make beautiful things.
Ron Eccles July 2001
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Ron Eccles: Collage 2
23.5 cm x 34 cm., 2001
Jane Eccles: Gemini II Jane Eccles: Heron. Jane Eccles: Snow Angels.
acrylic on canvas acrylic on canvas acrylic on canvas
81.5 cm x 81.5 cm., 2001 71 cm. x 81.2 cm., 2001 66.5 cm. x 66.5 cm., 2001
Ron Eccles: Sandalwood Ron Eccles: Collage I Ron Eccles: Sentinel
mixed media paper mixed media
83 cm x 83 cm., 2000 33 cm x 11 cm., paper 2001 66.5 cm. x 66.5 cm., 1996
Jane Eccles: Woman at Lake
acrylic on canvas
71 cm. x 76 cm. 1999