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Media Release: VPAG Welcomes Back 2 Renowned Artists

Date: July 9, 2024

Media Release

For Immediate Release

The Vernon Public Art Gallery Welcomes Back Two Incredible Artists this July for new Exhibitions.

On from July 25th – September 17th 2024, the VPAG opens two new exhibitions featuring renowned artists Glenn Clark and Lana Schuster.

Descent Into Classicism by Glenn Clark features portraits that are large-scale and exquisitely modeled. Many paintings depict the personification of the struggle for the environment, resulting in death and nature’s degradation. Trueto the Classicist aesthetic, Clark paints with the emphasis on form, proportion, clarity of structure, and perfection. The paintings are emotionally charged, inviting the viewers to engage and piece together strings of possible narratives about the protagonist and their environments.

“On behalf of the Vernon Public Art Gallery, I’m very pleased to welcome back artist Glenn Clark, with his exhibition Descent Into Classicism. This exhibition, which was inspired by Classicism and Neo-classicism, features large-scale ultra-realistic paintings focused on environmental issues and the human condition. You may also find some political undertones as you explore this exhibition.” – Dauna Kennedy, Executive Director, Vernon Public Art Gallery.

Inside Out by Lana Schuster plays with paint, texture, imagery, and abstraction. Lana embraces colour, form, and the guidance of her intuition in her work. Getting lost in the process of painting often leads to a surprise, resulting in something non-objective emerging. What you see in Lana’s work is an expression of an experience, a record of a moment in time, something that may have passed but truly lives on within the painting. Viewers will feel and experience something that resonates, and draw their own meaning from viewing the work.

An Opening Reception will take place on July 25th from 6-8 PM at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. The VPAG invites the community to attend this reception to celebrate the new exhibitions, along with welcoming the exhibiting artists who will be in attendance and will give a short talk about their work. Light bites and drinks will be served and entry is by donation.

Opening Reception


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