October 30 - December 20, 1998
The Art Gallery of the South Okanagan is proud to present the recent paintings of six artists from western Canada who have established their reputations in the field of descriptive painting. They are Lynne Crouch(Calgary), Keith Harder(Camrose, AB), Eve Koch(Calgary), Glen Semple (Calgary), Wade Stout(Calgary) and Jim Tanner (Kelowna, BC).
With the exception of Eve Koch, who is new to the group, it has been twelve years since these painters have exhibited their work together and their continuing development is a fascinating study. Their type of painting has often been labeled Super-realism or Photo-realism for its meticulous attention to the appearances of the world around us.
These artists all demonstrate an accomplished ability in the art form but it is the diversity of their individual vision and the poetry of their insight that offers surprise and revelation. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to enjoy the range of perception that this kind of art explores. It is a visual feast to linger over and reflect upon.
Sight Specific has been organized by the artists with assistance from PowerHouse Architecture, and curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette. The show is a travelling exhibition and will visit nine venues including Calgary, Banff, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Camrose, Vernon, Penticton and Grand Prairie.
On Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m., Kelowna artist Jim Tanner will give a slide presentation and discuss contemporary realist painting with emphasis on his recent still life watercolour paintings and drawings in Sight Specific.