Currently in the gallery:

Peter Aspell:
The Mad Alchemist

January 23, 2016 - April 3, 2016

The Richmond Art Gallery and the West Vancouver Museum are collaborating on two concurrent exhibitions celebrating the artwork of painter Peter Aspell (1918-2004), who was among a core group of influential artists to gain early recognition in post-war Vancouver. Unlike many of his contemporaries who were involved in nature based abstraction, Aspell chose figuration as a principal subject. A virtuoso colourist, Aspell honed a distinct palette using oil paint applied with knives and brushes, then scraped and scratched with sticks. He developed a vocabulary that included ominous flaming vessels, floating figures, African and West Coast masks and Egyptian motifs. He... More info