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Meditations: The Still Lives of Leslie Poole
February 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2021
Meditations: The Still Lives of Leslie Poole:
After 10 months of stay home and endless virtual meetings one does wonder whether we have lost the ability to “see” the real world around us.
The ACT Art Gallery in Maple Ridge is hosting a unique retrospective exhibition featuring the still life works of one of Canada’s most extensively recognized and collected artists, Leslie Poole.
Poole’s work asks the viewer to step away from technology and our fear-of-missing-out social media and embrace the things we usually ignore in everyday life. He believes that in that engagement, in that recognition of the natural world, we’ll find the wisdom and mystery that technology and isolation lacks.
The still lives in the exhibition present things we have seen so often – fruit in a bowl, flowers in a vase, a dish with a rug – even the coffee pot on our kitchen counter. Yet, with new ways to look at these subjects through the use of artistic devises – negative space, shapes, unconventional representations – we are asked to take a second look and reevaluate our expectations.
To experience Meditations please pre-book your FREE ticket. Tickets are available at 10am, 11:30am and 1pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until March 31, 2021.