Offsite Exhibitions

Del Hillier: Redescent Flower

May 11-September 13, 2021

Bob Prittie Metrotown Library
6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
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Del Hillier, Redescent Flower, 2020, Ink on Paper, 10x12” (detail)

Del Hillier currently works and resides on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied, traditional lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Watuth) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations. After graduating with a BFA from Emily Carr University in 2011, Del trained as a preparator at The Banff Centre's Walter Phillips Gallery, leading him to work for various galleries, companies, and institutions in the Lower Mainland and abroad. Hillier's multidisciplinary art practice is rooted in the exploration of his rural upbringings, whereby the experience of solitude maintains his world of imaginative play. Self-trained in a variety of crafts and instruments, Hillier’s work searches for personally relevant emotional landscapes, and through the production of art therein, he re-interprets his lived experiences for an audience. In 2016, Del was awarded The BFA Prize under The Portfolio Prize Award, organized and funded by the 85-5 Artists Foundation.

Redescent Flower is a material exploration that combines the craft of Marquetry and Relief printmaking. The prints depict imagery of decay and growth simultaneously while questioning how natural forms of wood grain interject with a handmade approach to geometrical abstraction.

Michael Lachman: Bubble World

May 11-September 13, 2021

McGill Library
4595 Albert Street, Burnaby
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Michael Lachman, Untitled, 2020, Ink on Paper, 8x10” (detail)

Michael Lachman (he/him) is an artist living on unceded indigenous land of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Lachman’s drawings offer a temporary escape from the mundane and predictability of daily routine for himself and the viewer. They depict impossible worlds, fictional characters and unreal narratives where the familiar and fantastic are presented simultaneously. His drawings alternate between intense detail and simple line work that help add to the playful tension found in his curious subject matter. His longtime interest in the fantasy genre, animation, graffiti and tattoo culture influence his practice and are often reflected in his drawings. He is also influenced by his cat, Mr. Softee.

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