City Hall Galleria
City Hall Galleria will be closed to the public until further notice.
March 3-June 15
Wade Comer: Antediluvian
For the past few years, I have been exploring the outer reaches of Richmond. Investigating its past—the time before the flood of development, the flood of people, and it seems, inevitably, the rising tides that may flood out the very areas at the outer edges of Richmond. As a child I would drive around Richmond with my parents, driving past the cranberry fields, along River Road—where the derelict boats, barges, and log booms reside—and out to Steveston to buy salmon fresh from the fishing boats and to walk the dykes. Here I present a collection of photographs that highlight the still remaining rustic aspects of Richmond. As with the city itself, its success lies in the land and the river. Its rich history still survives… on the peripheries. With Antediluvian, I wish to express how that rich past, and contact to nature, still exists.
Wade Comer has spent his life focused on the arts. He spent the 90’s in the music industry—as a broadcaster, on ‘Coast 1040’ radio, a contributing music writer, recording bands and as a promoter at Nettwerk Records. For the next 15 years, he moved into architecture, working with Toronto and Vancouver based firms in marketing, brand design, writing, and photography. Throughout all of these creative endeavours, Wade’s one true passion, photography, has endured.
June 16-August 10
This exhibition of colourful landscape paintings of Richmond scenes, presented upon skateboards, bring a little summer dreaming inside Galleria. Rosenthal is a Steveston painter, author, art instructor, illustrator, muralist and a surfer of the street and ocean and an Emily Carr University graduate.
August 11-September 28
Dona Nabata: Outside of History
This artist brings the past into the present in this series that illustrates the transience of life enlarging and then painting upon her archival photographs.
Visit Richmond City Hall Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm to view the exhibitions organized by Richmond Art Gallery. If you are an artist interested in displaying your artwork at City Hall Galleria, refer to the Art Gallery website www.richmondartgallery.org for the submission form.