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Vancouver Sun: Unite with Art


Picture Perfect: Julie Lee and Gabryel Harrison

There'll be much worthwhile stuff to bid on when Alison Lawton chairs the Unite With Art gala at the Rocky Mountaineer station June 21. The gala will benefit UNICEF Canada's Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS campaign. A preview ran at the Auto One dealership's Trunk Gallery Thursday, when Trunk president Cecilia Jette and UWA executive director-curator Julie Lee showed works by the gala's 40 contributing artists, including Michael Abraham, Andrea Bax, Fred Herzog, Tiko Kerr and George Vergette.
Gabryel Harrison showed one of the $6,000 works she creates by reproducing self-written poems in Braille, then layering them with gold leaf and oil paint.


Preview The Gallery Guide: Forms of Praise

by Mia Johnson

With her third solo exhibition at Jacana Gallery in so many years, Vancouver artist Gabryel Harrison delivers another passionate and edgy body of work. In some of the finest and most self–assured painting in Vancouver, Harrison plumbs the essence of blood–red and labia–pink flowers in dripping and tumbling compositions of blossoms and buds. Her search for what she describes as “the pain and passion…the struggle and the ultimate surrender…of our own existence” is palpable, as if she has plunged her hands into the darkness of entrails and wrenched flowers forward onto the picture plane. continue