People and Places


Mar 6 - Apr 13


O’Connor Group Art Gallery, 9201 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, BC, Canada, V2P 4A6



Open House reception:  Saturday March 9,  1-3 pm.
Artist Talk: Graham Dowden March 5 2019 7 pm in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery
Artist Talk: Jeff Wilson            April   2 2019 7 pm in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery

Gallery hours are Wed- Sat from noon-5 pm. Admission is free.

The exhibition “People and Places” at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery brings together the figurative work of Chilliwack photographer, Graham Dowden and the landscape work of Vancouver painter, Jeff Wilson. In this show, two separate traditions and media are combined in a setting which brings out values and perspectives they have in common. Photographs of people in public places aim for a spontaneity that sometimes hints at the private life behind the public persona. In contrast, landscape painting is a more deliberate analysis of light and colour that aims to reflect the broader world.  This exhibition combines these separate traditions in a setting which emphasizes not their differences but what they have in common.

Graham Dowden is a former University of the Fraser Valley English instructor turned photographer whose work has been shown in Vancouver, Surrey, Prince George, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Fort Langley, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Mission. His 2007 one-man show at the Mission Art Gallery was held in conjunction with the release of his book “Around Mission”. He lives in Chilliwack.

Jeff Wilson is a Scottish-Canadian artist living and working in Vancouver.  Jeff has exhibited in a wide range of public art galleries in BC, Alberta, and Washington State, including 2018 shows at the Art Gallery of St. Albert and the Port Moody Arts Centre.  Jeff has received a number of awards, including Finalist in the inaugural Saltspring National Art Prize.  Jeff is represented by Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna and Van Dop Gallery in New Westminster.




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