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Artist Talk – Shawn Serfas

September 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us during CULTURE DAYS at the Vernon Public Art Gallery on Saturday, September 25th for an in-person artist talk with current exhibiting artist, Shawn Serfas.

Shawn Serfas recently returned to the Okanagan Valley and accepted a position at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus. As a full-time Artists and Educator, Serfas has created a new large-scale body of work for this exhibition: This Kind of Wilderness, featuring abstract paintings.

Serfas speaks about the relationships between environmental sciences, the landscape and issues bordering abstraction and representation as the foundation of his art practice. Serfas pushes the edge of abstraction by asking the question whether there is an unknown language in painting to yet be discovered. The surfaces of his paintings are textured and hence they speak of materiality of paint, but Serfas added additional 3D elements built from pigmented polymer resin. To hear more about This Kind of Wilderness and Serfas’ work join us for his artist talk at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 25th.

This Kind of Wilderness is currently on view at the VPAG until Sept 29th.

COVID-19 Information:
This Artist Talk will be limited to 50 people, following the current COVID-19 regulations for the Interior health region

For more information please contact Kelsie at 250-545-3173 or email her at [email protected]

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September 25, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
By Donation


Vernon Public Art Gallery
3228 31st Avenue
Vernon, British Columbia V1T 2H3 Canada
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