Monday, August 23, 2010

September events

We have returned from an excellent month in England and Wales. All will be normal again in the gallery after September 1st. We currently are showing Robert Burke's excellent acrylics see below. Robert's show will be followed by Kris Kann's retrospective photography show opening Friday September 24. Following Kris will be the Return of the Swans Festival group photo show in late October and then a group showing of 3 photographers and their unique styles. More on this later.
Robert Burke- Raven Dream State

Chipewyan first nations artist Robert Burke exhibits his series raven dream stateat fletcherfoto gallery 109 Ingram street downtown Duncan B.C. from August 21st through September 18th 2010. Robert's vivid and colourfull contemporary aboriginal paintings are fuelled by imagery inspired by his bi-racial cultural heritage; Burke's father being an African American soldier and his mother a Chipewyan from Fort Smith N.W.T. Burke's exhibition histiory includes shows at The Victoria College of Art, Grunt Gallery in Vancouver, Maltwood Gallery Uvic, Nanaimo Public Art Gallery, museums in

Yellowknife and Fort Smith and future exhibits at Victoria's Winchester gallery this fall and next year at the Helsinki cultural centre in Finland. Robert's hallucinatory style seems eerily familiar his iconography being loaded with

archetypal images yet the work is not derivative of any other contemporary aboriginal artist and forges its own territory in the genre. This exhibition is guest curated by Jeffrey Birkin.