Art talk this Saturday

Ackerson explores and experiments with fragmentation, history, narrative and contemporary settings

The Comox Valley Art Gallery invites you to attend an artist talk this Saturday, presented by artist Danaca Ackerson, on the closing day of her exhibit titled Botticelli Remix + other Pedestrian Perspectives.

The talk will include a digital slideshow, opportunity for audience discussion and will take place at the gallery from 2 to 3 p.m.  Admission is open to the public and is free or by donation.

Vancouver based artist Danaca Ackerson (BFA, Emily Carr University of Art + Design) discusses a series of oil paintings created during an artist residency at La Macina di San Cresci near Florence, Italy, with the Early Renaissance painter Alessandro Botticelli as her “tutor.”

In these and related paintings, Ackerson explores and experiments with fragmentation, history, narrative and contemporary settings, asking the viewer to associate the past and present, the romanticized and the mundane.

Danaca Ackerson studied visual arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (BFA, 2003) and Facultad de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (2000). Ackerson has participated in the Vancouver Eastside Cultural Crawl and in the Drift Art Walk on Main Street. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries in the Lower Mainland and on Hornby Island.

— Comox Valley Art Gallery

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