TRURO - From abstract oil and collage paintings to sculptures, Truro's Visual Voice Fine Art gallery will feature two artists until the end of June in a ‘Divine Fragments and Dependent Clauses' exhibit.
Painter Leya Evelyn and sculptor Lloyd Klassen will have their works on display beginning this Saturday, which will also feature an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m.
It's the first major show in the Maritimes for newly transplanted British Columbia sculptor Klassen, who is transitioning from furniture making.
The common theme between the two artists is perfection as a dichotomy, abstraction and truth, natural and man-made.
Evelyn's paintings are a layering of screenprint and fabric, some visible and others completely hidden from view by thick oil paint, a layering of emotion and recollections, vibrant or subdued in colour, but always absorbing and thought provoking.
Klassen's sculptures teeter between abstraction and representation, as faces and limbs emerge from wood or clay exploring the interaction between nature and man, bordering on the philosophical, but always elegant in form.
The show runs from May 26 to June 30 at the gallery, located at 128 King St. The opening reception is free to the public.
On June 19, Helene Van Donnick of the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre will host a free talk about lessening the impact on wildlife. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the wildlife photography of Murdo Messer.