District Library Gallery

Drop by the second floor of the Lynn Valley Library to check out the District Library Gallery! 
 
The District Library Gallery is part of Art in the Community Programme, which is run by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. This programme celebrates and enables emerging artists through facilitating a professional exhibition, which serves to promote local artists of all kinds, to increase  awareness of art, and to make original art by local artists accessible to our local public.
 
There are three venues for artist exhibitions: the City Atrium Gallery at the North Vancouver City Hall, the Foyer Gallery at the District of North Vancouver Hall, and the District Library Gallery at the Lynn Valley Library. There is an artist call for the Programme, where visual artists working in all media, including painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metal work and installation, are invited to submit a proposal to be a part of this fantastic program. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will book artists a year in advance for all venues and submissions are always being accepted. For more information on submitting a proposal, contact the Exhibition Coordinator.
 

Showing at the District Library Gallery

Jennifer Lamb: Along the Edge
April 30-July 8
Reception: Thursday, May 23 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Vancouver-based photographer Jennifer Lamb creates abstract in-camera multiple exposures, challenging the viewer’s imagination with intersecting transparent layers.

“I sought to make images in which the nature and scale of the subjects were difficult to ascertain.  Photography excels in capturing reality, but here I didn’t want the viewer to be sure what had been photographed or indeed whether or not these were photographs.  Although I often create composite images in Photoshop, for this series I chose to create the composites in the camera and to allow serendipity to shape the outcome.  Judicious cropping directs the eye to the most interesting elements and in several cases provides more than one image from a given multiple exposure. By creating multiple exposures in the camera, I produced abstract images of complex layers and shades, in some cases suggesting translucent fabrics.  The overlaid layers of geometric shapes and the colour palette remind me of constructivist paintings of the early 20th century.”— Jennifer Lamb

Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Jennifer Lamb graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture with a Bachelor of Interior Design.  She worked in North Vancouver for over 27 years and lived there briefly before putting down roots in Vancouver. Since 2007, she has exhibited in solo, duo and group shows and fund-raising events.  Her images are available as prints, cards and in calendars, and have appeared in movies and television through the Art Rental programme of North Van Arts. Studying with master photographers improves Jennifer’s craft and deepens her ability to communicate her vision.  A 2018 class in Abstract Photography led to these abstract images that don’t reveal their subjects.

 

Media Contact: Exhibitions Manager | george@nvartscouncil.ca | 604 988 6844 | nvartscouncil.ca

For more information about the District Library Gallery, see the Exhibitions section of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council website