Ode to Joy
FEB 01 - FEB 25
Opening Reception: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, FEB 01, 2018
Joyce Ozier's work is full of movement and joy. Her paintings are embued with a love of colour and dance that radiates and is contagious. Many people feel the warmth in this work as it comes from her deepest core.
Although she was never a dancer, she worked with dancers as an Arts Administrator in her 'day job', both in Vancouver and in Ottawa for almost ten years. It was through the study of contemporary dance, that she became excited about experimental forms of art. Movement and gesture started to become inextricably woven into her paintings. Abstraction was a natural direction for her as she developed her painting aesthetic.
Her paintings have been chosen by Interior Designers both in Canada and internationally because of the energy of their colour and the joy they bring to a space.
Recently, she has been working on a unique commission series in which she collaborates with individual young children to create gallery-quality paintings that can be displayed anywhere in the home. Called the Little Picasso Series, it is intended to immortalize the fearlessness of a young child's budding creativity, which, unfortunately, is too short of a developmental stage.
Joyce Ozier's work is included in both the UBC Hospital Art Collection and the art collection at the beautiful new Rosalee and Joseph Segal Family Health Centre at Vancouver General Hospital through the work of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
Viridian Gallery is located by the sea in Coal Harbour Quay in the heart of Vancouver. The gallery was established in late 2014, and has drawn considerable attention since opening. The gallery has a goal of promoting contemporary artists, and offers a space for social interaction, exchange of ideas, and a space of imagination. Viridian Gallery works with local artists, and approaches each artistic work with earnestness, with the goal of supporting and recognizing the labour of artists. At the forefront of the boundaries of East-West cultural exchange in Vancouver, the gallery closely follows the development of contemporary art. Through these exhibitions and artistic exchange opportunities, the gallery provides support for local artists through research, exhibition, promotion, collection, and other such activities. For further information regarding the exhibition, please visit the website: www.viridiangallery.ca, or phone 604-568-3377, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org