Joyce Devlin, Nan Gordon, 1963, oil on canvas
The exhibition titled Along the Way consists of a selection of paintings from 1970s to 2011 produced by Joyce Devlin, currently Ottawa-based artist who grew up in Vernon where she started to study and produce art. Later she attended Vancouver School of Art working under Jack Shadbolt.
Despite her experimental paintings, Devlin devoted herself to a wide variety of subjects and developed interest in portraiture, figurative painting, landscape, and symbolic imagery. The selection of her work contains portraits of people whom Devlin interacted with while living in Vernon, examples of landscape paintings, and semi-abstract works.
Some of the paintings in the exhibition are from the gallery’s permanent collection, with a few additional works borrowed from the Mackie Lake House collection and one large-scale work borrowed from the artist.
The Board of Directors and Executive Director, Dauna Kennedy Grant, invite you and a guest to the opening reception of Along the Way by Joyce Devlin at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Enjoy an evening of music, contemporary art, locally crafted beer, wine, and appetizers, on Thursday May 26, 2016 from 6 p.m – 8 p.m.