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