City Hall Galleria
John D. Rosenthal, "Britannia Ship Yard," acrylic on plywood, 2020; "Finn Slough," acrylic on plywood, 2020 and "No 2 Road," acrylic on plywood, 2020.
Currently on View
June 14 - August 15, 2022
John D. Rosenthal: How To Build A Skateboard
This new exhibition features a selection of paintings on various sized skateboards and longboards. Rosenthal paints images of familiar places in and around Richmond and Steveston, evoking both nostalgia and a sense of refuge. Rosenthal juxtaposes the time-honored medium of painting with the skateboard, a contemporary object of leisure. This technique points to the balance that the artist strives to achieve between navigating the oft fast-paced lifestyle of the present and attempting to peacefully disengage from its trappings. As he says, “To learn to break away, then to transcend…”. His preference for painting on an object associated with forward motion also speaks to the artist’s own optimism and belief in progress. “There is nowhere where we cannot go… May we live in hope so that others may also find hope,” notes Rosenthal.
John D. Rosenthal holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He is a painter, independent author, art instructor and children’s book illustrator. Visit RAG for more information.
August 16 - September 26, 2022
Outsider Festival: Paintings by Jacqueline Primeau & Sandra Yuen
Richmond Art Gallery presents a selection of works from the most recent Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF). An annual event, VOAF is the first and only festival for Outsider Art in Canada, providing a platform for exhibitions, performances, sales, and learning to visual and performing artists facing social exclusion. It celebrates the perspectives of artists who are marginalized or self-taught, and have dedicated their practice to artistic expression. The Outsider Arts Festival exhibition at the Richmond City Hall Galleria features the works of Métis artist Jacqueline Primeau, and artist and author Sandra Yuen.
April 19 - June 14, 2022
Dona Nabata: Outside of History
By enlarging and painting on archival photographs, Nabata brings the past into the present in this series that illustrates the transience of life. With these paintings, the artist would like to add to the collective memory of the Japanese Canadian experience. Dona Nabata was born and raised in Canada and graduated with honours from Emily Carr College of Art and Design (now Emily Carr University). She also studied at Kyoritsu Primitive Art in Tokyo, Japan, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies, Japanese Language and Literature from the University of British Columbia. Nabata also spent time at the Shimpo Togei Centre in Tokyo where she took up pottery.
City Hall is located at 6911 No. 3 Road. Visitor access is through the entrance located on the east side of the plaza. Viewing hours: Mon-Fri only, 9:00am-5:00pm. Refer to www.richmondartgallery.org for the submission form if interested in displaying artwork at the City Hall Galleria.