Street Dreams a solo exhibition featuring the art of Scottish born artist Jeff Wilson, taking place on the un ceded ancestral lands of the the Squamish, Musqueum and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, curated by Kirsten Larsen.
B1 Gallery @ The Beaumont Studios
2109 Alberta St. *Side entrance
September 3rd 11am - 8pm
B1 Gallery is now open by appointment - Thursdays, Fridays and weekends.
One group/household per time slot, each time slot is 30 mins max.
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STREET DREAMS is a selection of work inspired by Vancouver's Down Town East Side.
Dark and ethereal urban landscapes depicting haunting graffiti covered alley ways, converge with bright and vibrant neon signs that are paying homage to a Vancouver of the past.
The DTES is a community that is as old as the city itself. It has many stories to tell us, and the writing is on the walls.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Jeff Wilson grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland & trained as a structural geologist. He worked in mineral exploration around the world, settling in Vancouver in 2004, and took art classes at Emily Carr University, kick-starting a hobby that transitioned to a full-time art practice in 2013.
Jeff’s painting collections have exhibited widely in public galleries in BC, Alberta and WA State. Highlights include the Art Gallery of St. Albert, Port Moody Arts Centre, The Langham, Okotoks Art Gallery, Smithers Art Gallery, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, ACT Gallery, Bellingham City Hall and the University of Washington Law School.
Jeff has received a number of awards, including Finalist in the inaugural Saltspring National Art Prize, appeared in the recent “Landscape Artist of the Year Canada” TV show, and received two Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants from the Vancouver Foundation. Jeff has completed residencies at the Booth in Shetland, Parks Canada’s Art in the Park and the Wallace Stegner House.
His work is held in numerous private, public and corporate collections, including Alexco Resource Corp., BC Children's Hospital, Firehall Arts Centre, Le Dressay and Company, Lion’s Gate Foundation, MOI Solicitors, Salmon Arm Art Gallery, SimplexGrinnell, Smithers Art Gallery, Town of Okotoks, Union Gospel Mission, Vancity Credit Union, VGH Foundation and Victoria Gold Corp.
Commercial representation includes Gray Sky Gallery (Seattle, WA), Hambleton Galleries (Kelowna, BC), Kimoto Gallery (Vancouver, BC) and Van Dop Gallery (New Westminster, BC)
Jeff Wilson is based out of Portside Studios in Vancouver.
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Kirsten Larsen is a BC born artist and creative consultant, currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is deeply committed to collaborative projects that benefit the Arts and Culture community.
Her passion for art has always been at the forefront of her career portfolio. Collaborator, advocate, business mentor and volunteer; she is the founder and artistic director of Vancouver Art Attack, a creative consulting agency founded in 2013, now specializes in curated art experiences, acquisitions, artist representation and the Vancouver Art Attack Award of Excellence in Visual Arts at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.
Currently, she is the curator for the the B1 Gallery at the Beaumont studios, a member of the board of directors at the Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver’s only Outdoor Public Art Museum featuring world-class art from around the world as well, she sits on the board for the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.