Exhibition: GODDESSES – Paintings by Sally Clark – BC


The Lipont Gallery presents EXHIBITION: GODDESSES – Paintings by Sally Clark Opening on Saturday April 2, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibition from April 2 to 14, 2022 free admission Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends by appointment Lipont Gallery, 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond BC V6X2C3 604-285-9975 Vancouver native Sally Clark is not only an accomplished and prolific visual artist, she is also a well-known author, playwright and filmmaker with an artistic career spanning decades and a recipient of a Governor General’s Award nomination. The Lipont Gallery is honored to exhibit its series of paintings of women, entitled “Goddesses”. The process of creating the Goddesses series took more than ten years, including portraits of different “goddesses”, different expressions of the same “goddess”, and a goddess portrait of the artist’s mother. Why are portraits so captivating? Why do huge images of human faces always attract attention? Since ancient times, the face has been an important means of identifying people. Facial expressions are one of the important media for conveying thoughts, feelings, and emotions in addition to language expression. Throughout history, new chapters have opened in the creation, uses and development of the portrait. In the days when there was no photographic technology, portraits were used to preserve images, memories and information. Today, facial images play a much bigger role on social media and facial recognition will eventually become popular. When the huge, vivid faces drawn by traditional painting techniques are shown head-on, the first question that comes to the mind of the audience might be: who is this goddess? What is she thinking? What is she trying to tell me? The exhibition invites viewers to find the answers for themselves. Join us at the opening on Saturday, April 2. The artist will be present. About Sally Clark Originally from Vancouver, Sally Clark grew up in the rugged landscape of British Columbia. She has presented solo exhibitions sponsored by the Granville Island Cultural Society, the Vancouver East Cultural Center and the North Vancouver Arts Council. A multi-talented artist, she is also a renowned playwright and filmmaker, her plays having been nominated for a Governor General’s Award. His multi-layered approach to oil painting mimics the Old Masters by developing his compositions “by underpainting and overpainting, so that the color is formed optically by light passing through the layers”. Sally Clark received her BFA from York University in Toronto. His paintings have been exhibited in several galleries in Toronto. She has also written several award-winning plays, which have been produced in Canada and the United States. His novel “Waiting for the Revolution” was published by Cormorant Books in 2010. The Granville Island Cultural Society, the Vancouver East Cultural Center and the North Vancouver Arts Council have sponsored solo exhibitions of his paintings. Her work has been featured in numerous Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) group exhibitions and has received four honorable mentions. She received second prize in the FCA POTE (Painting on the Edge) exhibition in 2016. She was one of the finalists for the Kingston Portrait Prize in 2017. She was awarded local artists and international artists spanning a wide range of mediums. Our direction is founded on supporting and showcasing local talent by providing artists with the resources to exhibit work that may otherwise go unrecognized. We are proud to collaborate with a wide range of organizations on exhibits that allow for the integration of diverse voices to expand the reach of the current contemporary sphere in our community.


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