Maze of colour opens at CCA

Bright, colourful mazes and a multimedia wolf are coming to the Centre for Creative Arts Friday when the facility opens its two latest exhibits.

Maze by artist Stephen Ferris of Fort St. John and What Time is it Mr. Wolf? by Jamie Guay of Grande Prairie are sure to have something for everyone.

“He (Ferris) has been doing this for quite some time now,” said Niki Sangra creative operations manager.

“The majority of the pieces in this show he’s done in the last three months he said. Some of them are older but a lot of them are new.” “This is the first (time) we’ve exhibited any (of his work),” said Candace Hook executive director of the gallery.

Ferris’s pieces are various paintings with something of a kaleidoscope effect; a mix of different patterns and bright colours. Sangra said the artist is self taught and interested in graphic design and minimalism.

“This is something brand new for us especially with the large scale of them and the very graphic nature of them. We haven’t had very abstract graphic design here,” she said.

“His work is really unique in the Peace region,” said Hook. “I can’t think of another artist that would be easily mistaken for him. It definitely stands out, he has a very strong voice.”

Guay’s work will be displayed in the smaller gallery and Sangra said she is just starting to emerge as an artist. Her work on display stemmed from an art project Guay did when she was in Grade 12.

“… This character, this wolf character (from the project) has really intrigued her and she’s kind of expanded on that so she’s… (created) different views of the character. She’s got them on pillows, in a doll that she’s made, the book (project), the water colour prints,” said Sangra.

“But I really like her work. It’s a mix of water colour and she also uses things like sequins and glitter… she uses them in a really cool way.”

An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 7-9 p.m. on Friday. The exhibits will be on display until the end of the month.

Jocelyn.Turner@sunmedia.ca

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