Filtering by: Sculpture

May
12
to Jun 23

Introducing : Birgit Piskor

Thu, 12 May 2016 — Thu, 23 Jun 2016

Reception: Saturday May 14, 1-4 pm | Artist Talk at 2 pm

CKG is pleased to welcome Victoria-based artist Birgit Piskor to the gallery with an introductory exhibition of her indoor-outdoor concrete sculptures. A self-taught artist, Piskor is inspired by the transformative power of concrete and its ability to “fulfill both the mundane requirements of civil engineers and the sublime vision of artists.” She has an uncanny ability to channel concrete’s industrial function into sensual organic shapes and textures that defy its inherent rigidity and harken back to artistic forebears like Brancusi or Moore.

Birgit Piskor was born in the town of Calw, situated in the Black Forest region of Germany, but immigrated to Victoria at a young age. Her work has been garnering attention since 2005 when her garden—featuring a number of her unique sculptures—was named “Best Urban Garden in Canada” by Canadian Gardening magazine and was featured in Recreating Eden, a TV show about beautiful sites around the world. 

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Dec
10
to Jan 30

Introducing : Zane Wilcox

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 — Sat, 30 Jan 2016

Reception : Saturday December 12, 1-4 pm

Zane Wilcox is a Regina-based artist who holds a MFA from the University of Regina and a BMus from the University of British Columbia. His materially rich clay sculptures are inspired by architecture, machinery, ancient stone structures and the prairie landscape, and have been exhibited across Canada and in the United States and Australia.

Known for his minimalist take on the vessel form, closer inspection reveals a perceptual playground in the normally empty interior space, which Wilcox activates using unexpected planes, textures and angles. For his latest series, Stripes and Grids, he turns his attention to the outside, borrowing logic from agricultural field-work to create repeating patterns of parallel lines and right angles to activate the exterior “plains” of his sculptures.

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