Bev Pike: Folly exhibition to open at Grenfell Campus Art Gallery, Thursday, February 27th, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Bev Pike’s exhibition, Folly, will open on Thursday, February 27, 4:30 to 6 p.m. with opening remarks at 5:00 p.m. The artist will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Pike is known for her large-scale dramatic gouache paintings of landscapes--often formed from bundles of fabric—which are psychologically unsettling. Since graduating from the Alberta College of Art in 1974, Bev Pike has exhibited in exhibitions across Canada including solo exhibitions at the Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina), St. Mary’s University Art Gallery (Halifax), the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), the Winnipeg Art Gallery and most recently, the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba. Her work is included in such public collections as the Mackenzie Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada Council Art Bank, the National Library of Canada, the Women’s Library (London, England), the Tate Modern (London, England) and numerous artist-book collections throughout North America and England. She has received grants from Canada Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council and the Manitoba Arts Council. In 2009-2010 she was a mentor at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) and has been a visiting artist at several universities and galleries including the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the University of Manitoba School of Art, the Alberta College of Art and Design, and the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum. She was a participant at the Rethinking the Baroque conference at the University of York & Castle Howard, UK. The artist lives and works in Winnipeg.
Bev Pike, Bizzarria—Painshill, 2013, gouache, 8 x 20’