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Arnold Shives: People

Arnold Shives - People

Arnold Shives: People
May 15-July 23, 2017
Bob Prittie Library | 6100 Willingdon Ave. 

North Vancouver artist Arnold Shives is well known for his depictions of nature in various methods of printmaking, painting and most recently a mixture of painting and sculptural form. This exhibition focusses on a part of Arnold’s work that is seldom seen: his prints - mostly etchings – that depict people, a marked difference from his mostly unpopulated landscapes.

In 2000, the Burnaby Art Gallery received a donation of 391 of Arnold Shives’ prints in various media. The earliest of these prints include work done as a student and the latest were made in the same year as the donation.

Less than ten percent of the prints in the donation contain figures. These are intimate portraits, often small in size and often printed in small editions. Fourteen of these portraits have been chosen for this Bob Prittie Library exhibition. Two additional portraits will be on display at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

Arnold’s Mosquito Creek, a 1983 intaglio, will be included in The Ornament of a House, the Burnaby Art Gallery’s 50th anniversary exhibition, to be held at the gallery beginning July 14.

Image Credit: Arnold Shives, The Whistler, drypoint on paper, 14.8 x 22.4cm, 1997, Gift of Morris Langer, City of Burnaby Permanent Collection.