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Balcone presents Aitken, Donald & Neufeld
Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan 3, 6pm
Balcone (pronounced “balcony”) is a nonprofit society that presents contemporary art projects in a variety of situations and spaces throughout Vancouver. Without a permanent location, we operate with mobile offices and flexible programs that are reactive to social, political and economic challenges within the local arts community. Most recently Balcone has been situated on the South Granville art stripe at 2233 Granville Street. This week is a great time to check them out as there are three other shows opening tonight!
Mark Neufeld, Cul de sac, 2005-09, oil on paper in frame, 20″ x 26″
Aitken, Donald & Neufeld is a fundraiser and group exhibition featuring three Vancouver-based artists working in the discipline of painting as medium and subject. Half of the proceeds from art sales will be donated to Balcone, a nonprofit that presents contemporary art projects in a variety of situations and spaces throughout Vancouver.
Mark Neufeld is a Canadian artist from Vancouver who splits his time between Berlin and Vancouver. In 2005, he was chosen as the first inaugural recipient of the Joseph Plaskett Award, which was created to support an artist for a year in Europe. Neufeld’s work has been shown in Vancouver, Seattle, Berlin, Toronto, Melbourne, and Skien, Norway. He has a BFA from Emily Carr Institute, and completed an MFA at the University of Victoria in 2005. His recent work emphasizes the process of painting as subject.
Stephanie Aitken, Carrington Lagoon, 2010, oil on linen, 30″ x 36″
Rebecca Donald lives in North Vancouver. She received her MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2006 and currently teaches painting at Emily Carr University. She has exhibited at the Whitechapel in London (UK), CSA Space in Vancouver and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery in Vancouver. She combines drawing, painting, and sculpture in visceral works about the collision of fear and anxiety with domestic space, the body, and more recently, the landscape.