Juxtaposition critical in Eclectic salon

Artists Salon Show runs at Eclectic Gallery in Oak Bay until Feb. 28

Owner John Taylor spent the weekend getting Eclectic Gallery’s walls chock-a-block full for the first Artists Salon Show that started Monday.

Eclectic Gallery walls are chock-a-block full for its inaugural Artists Salon Show that started Monday.

The salon-style design is a puzzle that took the entire weekend for owner John Taylor to lay out.

“We’ve invited each of the artists we showcase to bring two or three pieces, and as the works sell, we’ll replace them with other ones,” Taylor said.  “It’s showcasing some of the amazing talents that we have in the gallery.”

Landscape juxtaposed with abstract, artists and artisans fill the spaces with artwork for walls, mantles and even something to adorn the neck or grace the ears as the salon event showcases local to international talent.

“We wanted to show more artists at once. I find it interesting the way one artist’s work plays off another,” Taylor said. “[This show] is a great opportunity for people to start collecting local artist works.”

It features several gallery artists who immerse themselves in their vision of discovery. For example, Taylor says, Jennifer Zizman uses a vibrant colour palate to enhance tones further than the eye sees; Desiree Bond and Mark Brennan offer abstraction of detail that draws viewers into the image as if inside their imaginations; and Naomi Grindlay handles figurative work like none other.

“You start drawing these comparisons… art is good company with other art,” Taylor said. “It engages the viewer a lot longer. You end up looking at a wall of art.

“There’s a lot more consideration in how the show is hung as well.”

Artists Salon runs until Feb. 28 at Eclectic, 2170 Oak Bay Ave.

Visit eclecticgallery.ca for more information.

 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

 

 

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