3 - 23 November . 2011
Exhibition opens at 11am Thursday, 3 November
with a celebratory reception on Saturday, 5 November 1-4pm
There is a season's worth of Masterpiece Theatre episodes in Victoria-based artist Rachel Berman's latest work. Each of her enigmatic canvases presents a dramatic set piece filled with emotion and nuance. With their lived-in faces and knowing eyes, Berman's protagonists look like leads in a Pinter play.
~ Betty Ann Jordan, Toronto Life
Rachel Berman continues with her timeless characters and engaging settings with her 2011 solo exhibition Savoy Grill. The show opens at 11am on Thursday, November 3rd, with an opening celebration on Saturday, November 5th, 1-4pm.
I suppose what I've been doing now for 45 years is an opened-ended series of poems in the tradition of Walt Whitman. I can say though that it has been sort of a lifelong project -- an engagement in the story of civilization, mostly metropolitan in residual moments rather than in the main events, -- the things in between although most of these make me think that my people are survivors...
~ Rachel Berman, 2011
Located in the Savoy Hotel, Britain's first luxury hotel (opened in 1889), the Savoy Grill was the favourite of celebrated diners such as Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. As the place for cultural aficionados to break bread and socialize, the legendary Savoy Grill provides the inspirational stage for Berman's new works. Indeed, a visit to the gallery this month will feed your soul!
As with all solo exhibitions at the gallery, please be in touch to request a PDF of the catalogue and further exhibition information.