Peggy Bell at Gallery Merrick

December 1 - 10
Opening reception Dec 1st, 5-8pm
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Join us in celebrating this incredible local artist at their solo show!
Since 2019, Peggy Bell’s practice as a landscape painter has shifted from a practice of traditional settler representation into the visual language of abstraction. The turn to abstraction speaks to her evolving consideration of boundaries, borders and forms related to the cellular foundations of being. What is seen and felt about her environment, has a hand in determining her choices. She lives in a city, in a troubled world, not far from stunning, but threatened, nature; and, the work evokes these accordingly.
Often Peggy will execute more than one piece at a time, utilizing similar but varied colours. Limiting tools and materials allows her to dig deeper into the possibilities that present themselves. The capabilities of the medium influence her responses. Painting is a meditative and purposeful act of meaning-making. The process involves a continuous series of choices that speak to previous decisions. The resulting art objects are, although influenced by many who came before her, uniquely her own.
Mark your calendars!
Opening Reception: December 1st, 5-8pm
Show: December 1st – 10th

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.