• Exhibition: Chuck Stake

    Chuck Stake at Oxygen November 28 to December 20, 2008 DON MABIE/CHUCK STAKE   –   ARTIST STATEMENT “It is clear that ethics cannot be put into words. Ethics is transcendental. (Ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.)”  Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus  Ludwig Wittgenstein; Page: 71. I have written many Artist Statements in the past thirty-five years or so. For many years these statements usually approached my work in terms of its formal structure, and, only subsequently, moved on to issues of content. In time issues of content became more important and

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  • Residency & Exhibition: David Eustace

    Project for Paper July 2008 Working with local forestry, history and land use issues and the very real 
stumps they leave in their wake, PROJECT FOR PAPER is an emerging 
public art installation that will culminate in an exhibition of 
David’s work at Oxygen on July 25th.
Weekly Open Studio, Wednesdays, July 9 – 23, 7pm: Oxygen invites the 
public to drop by the Arts Centre, and talk with the artist about the 
project’s objectives and process, as well as get a look into the 
workings of the project itself. artist

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  • Exhibition: Julie Castonguay & Rachel Yoder

    Tracking Time May 30 to June 21, 2008 Rachel Yoder, abstract painter, and Julie Castonguay, photographer, collaborate in investigating the effect on the individual of time passing in the context of exploring the differences and similarities between painting and photography in an installation titled Tracking Time.   Rachel Yoder is a carpenter, and Julie Castonguay is a forester, which brings a rich field of related imagery into play. Each individual has a unique experience of time, and of the events that shape her memory and her personality.  Life deposits memories like

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  • Residency & Exhibition: Haruko Okano

    Sepultura July 1 to August 31, 2007 Sepultura is an exploration of new natural materials originating from Japanese traditional use of bitter persimmon and utilizing the simulated mumified effect in reference to  the phases of dying according to Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Using natural elements of air displacement and deliberate lighting the installation invites the viewer to become the living element among the light filled boats carrying the dead across the river styx. As the audience moves among the boats the tillers are set in motion and the boats bob on an

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  • Exhbition: Ian Johnston

    Tangible Shadows: Intersections January 20 to February 11, 2006 Invocations – Susan Andrews Grace Taking it in its deepest sense, the shadow is the invisible saurian tail that man still drags behind him. Carefully amputated, it becomes the healing serpent of the mysteries. C G Jung Tangible Shadows: Intersection, ceramic sculpture by Ian Johnston, invokes shadow and is suggestive of amputation as it swallows connections to both. Its mysterious intersections leave us gaping at ‘the shock of the new’ in Johnston’s search for beauty. Tangible Shadows: Intersection is the third

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  • Exhibition: Deb Thompson

    Maternal Body: the Paradox of Desire December 2 to 23, 2005 The paintings that comprise The Maternal Body: The Paradox of Desire came forth from my finding a dead mother sqirrel on the road one day while out on a walk. I picked her up to move her off the road and felt such an urgency towards her that I took her home to paint her. Well I did 6 or 7 paintings of her in what is now a series of paintins based on her body. I have shown

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  • Exhibition: Brent Bukowski

      Circle(s), Straight line(s), and Intersection(s) 2005 This work is a storm wind from Kaslo. It emanates from Bukowski’s imagination and illuminates our society, its ills, and its materials. The work’s complexity is made with an intellectual quickness that speaks to the wider world, and appeals to the heavens.  Circle(s), Straight Line(s) and Intersection(s) calls on us all to wake from the slumber that kills the thistle, and silences birdsong on our blue, blue planet.” Susan Andrews Grace,  Circle(s), Straight Line(s) and Intersection(s), Hag Papers, an imprint of Underwhich Editions, Toronto

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  • Residency & Exhibition: Bridget Corkery

    Bridget Corkery Aug 1, to September 30, 2002 Statement of Intent for Residency With the residency at Oxygen Studio I intend to continue drawing the forms from my sketchbook on a scale that uses the large wall surfaces of the space. At the same time, developing the same images in another medium, I plan to continue painting with wax. For several years I have been painting with a cold wax formula but now with space and adequate ventilation I can work with encaustic, a hot wax method. The scale of

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