about the gallery
Located in Grace Point Square, the Venter Gallery showcases noted Salt Spring artists Deon and Kathy Venter.
Kathy Venter’s exhibition Life, a series of thirty eight life size figures, combined with architectural installations, all in ceramic, has recently traveled to six museum exhibitions in Canada, the U.S.A. and South Africa. The exhibition was originally conceived and curated by the Gardiner Museum, Toronto and a full color catalog was published for this exhibition. Kathy has revolutionized large scale ceramic sculpture by developing a hollow built method whereby she forms life size figurative work without the use of armatures or molds. Kathy will have a number of new works on show, including smaller pieces and studies, to compliment the life sized works she is renowned for.
Deon Venter exhibits internationally and his large scale paintings entitled My Mother's Ashes/Anglo Boer Battle Sites recently traveled to Johannesburg/Cape Town, South Africa and Circa London, U.K. His series Missing and Highway of Tears,- in response to the women missing from Vancouver's East Side and from Highway 16 - was featured in a solo exhibition at the Toronto International Art Fair. In Canada, his work has been represented by Mira Goddard Gallery, Toronto, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Buschlen Mowatt, Vancouver/Palm Desert, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, and Winchester Gallery, Victoria. Deon's recent work, including paintings made in the Avatar forest near Port Renfrew on the west coast of Vancouver Island, will be on view at the gallery..
Gallery Director Anthony Matthews is highly regarded for his support for, and involvement in community arts on Salt Spring Island for more than a decade. Collector, commercial gallery director and a community focused, independent curator and arts administrator, Anthony has demonstrated his passion for the visual arts on Salt Spring Island.
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contact the gallery
address: Unit 3107 Grace Point Square
115 Fulford-Ganges Road, Ganges, SSI, V8K 2T9