Sara Robichaud: Double Life features the work of Nanaimo artist Sara Robichaud.

Exhibit details artist’s double life

See a performance piece and hear an illustrated artist’s talk at the opening of two new exhibitions

Come to the Campbell River Art Gallery Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. to see a performance piece and hear an illustrated artist’s talk at the opening of two new exhibitions.

The exhibition, Sara Robichaud: Double Life, is in the Main Gallery and features the work of Nanaimo artist Sara Robichaud. Robichaud’s large scale abstract paintings are full of lush color and a careful manipulation of the acrylic medium.

Hard edged, raised lines of paint sweep across the canvases and intersect with more organic shapes to create visually interesting compositions. The repetitive shapes found throughout the exhibition symbolize objects of importance in Robichaud’s life as a mother and wife in a home environment. These shapes, in conjunction with the bold colors and technical excellence in the painterly process, highlight the dual roles the artist plays as family member and professional artist.

The opening of this exhibition will include a performance piece and an illustrated artist’s talk about Robichaud’s progression as an artist and the pieces in the show.

Also opening on Thursday April 25 in the Discovery Gallery is Albertan artist Audra Schoblocher’s exhibition Etiquette Depiction. Schoblocher’s small metal sculptures bring to mind utensils or tools. They spark questions of purpose, physical movement and historical age. With the physical marks of the artist present on each piece, the metal is transformed from mere medium to a functional tool. Presented in boxes suggesting an archaeological context, or in photographs documenting usage, the sculptures have a narrative quality that invites the viewer to use their imagination.

Staff and volunteers at the Campbell River Art Gallery look forward to welcoming the public to view both exhibitions and meet Sara Robichaud at the opening reception Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m.

The Campbell River Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Starting Monday, May 20th, the Gallery will revert to summer hours, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.