An outdoor installation by Gordon Halloran
Exhibition: June 1 - July 31
Opening: Saturday, June 16, 2:30 pm
(Artist in attendance)
The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden is pleased to host a new outdoor art installation Lotus In Motion, The Colour of Life by Gordon Halloran. The artist has created multiple paintings of various sizes in the shape of a lily pad, whose bold, colourful patterns reflect the colours and vibrancy of life in nature. Visitors can find these lily pad paintings floating in the Garden's pond as well as displayed in the Hall of One Hundred Rivers.
Lotus In Motion, The Colour of Life finds inspiration in Claude Monet's Impressionist water lilies, calving Arctic icebergs, and overlapping organic textures of landscape flora. As part of the process for creating and developing this artwork, the artist studied the patterns and hues of nature surrounding the lotus in the garden. His observation that every shape and pattern in nature can be found in permutations in other organic materials is expressed on the surface of each painting thorough the colors and textures of landscape flora and fauna.
Gordon Halloran is a Canadian artist, well known to world audiences for his project Icegate, a 100' x 14' frozen installation located at the entrance to the City of Richmond's O Zone during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. His monumental site-specific public art installations of non representational paintings in ice have fascinated audiences since 1990's. At the 2011 Miami International Art Fair and Art Palm Beach, Halloran exhibited his new public art LOTUS IN MOTION for the first time. For more information, please visit http://www.gordonhalloran.com/ and http://www.lotusinmotionproject.blogspot.com/
To contact the artist: Caitlin Hicks (604) 886-3634