THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
Christi YORK and Janine DUNS
October 3 – 29, 2023
Opening Reception Saturday, October 7, 1-3pm
If we were to look for any silver linings associated with the pandemic, one of them might be the increased ease with which digital connections could be made. Christi and Janine first connected through Instagram, discovering similar themes in their respective works and, even though they both lived in the Cowichan Valley, their shared ideas evolved and flowed through highly anticipated bi-monthly “art chats” on FaceTime.
During these past four years both artists stayed close to home and found inspiration in their immediate surroundings, connecting strongly to the natural environment and yet aware of connections to the wider world. Both artists are highly process driven; subjects are explored through the experimental and spontaneous act of creating. Value is placed on leaving room for discovery in the process. Looking at the final works you’d perhaps never know the meandering pathways taken to get there.