New exhibition coming to Muir

The media used ranges from temporal materials such as cardboard and tissue paper to cement, resin and bronzes.

Opening April 12 at the Muir Gallery, The Human: The Animal is a solo exhibition featuring well-known sculptor-artist David Hunwick.

David’s work focuses on the expressive use of media and techniques and often touches on elements of the human spirit. The media used ranges from temporal materials such as cardboard and tissue paper to cement, resin and bronzes.

His recent work experiments with the concept of fragmentation and the use of mixed media and found objects. Subjects for David’s work take on either human or animal form.

David studied sculpture at Ravensbourne College of Art in London, England.

For the past 30 years he has been exhibiting annually and has work in many private collections in Europe and Canada.

He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, was selected for the New Contempories Exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester and also had his sculpture displayed at the renowned Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

In 2001, David moved to Victoria. He taught sculpture at the Victoria College of Art and then set up his own studio The Sculpture Studio in Victoria where he now teaches sculpture, moulding and casting and produces commission pieces.

In 2010, he was commissioned to work on the Blue Whale Project, which involved moulding and casting elements of the blue whale skeleton now displayed at the Beatty Biodiversity Museum at UBC.

David has public sculptures sited at the Sidney Sculpture Trail and also at the sculpture gardens at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific. He is working on some local commissions in addition to another public sculpture for the Kingsbrae Sculpture garden in New Brunswick.

You are invited to meet David and see his latest works at the opening of The Human: The Animal at the Muir Gallery at 440 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay (across from the Filberg Centre) this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. This exhibit will run until May 4.

The Muir is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on this exhibit, visit the Comox Valley Community Arts Council website at www.comoxvalleyarts.com or David’s website at www.davidhunwick.com.

The Muir Gallery committee is grateful for the sponsorship of this exhibition by Dr. Jerry Simice.

— Muir Gallery

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