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Jamie Evrard 2021

A perfect day in June. That’s the name of the beautifully introspective painting below.  ‘A Perfect Day in June.’

There are perfect days in June, and perfect days in June of 2020. We’re coming up on a year that has been anything but perfect: ‘A Wilderness Year,’ as Jamie Evrard titles her latest exhibit at the Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver.

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A Perfect Day In June

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As we read: ‘Looking back on the experience of past travels, Evrard, informed by and moving away from earlier bodies of work, embraces the challenge of this source material to explore notions of wilderness both within the context of her subject matter and as it relates to the creative process itself.

Over the course of a year spent in relative isolation, “wilderness” also came to represent “a bewildering situation” or “the state or quality of being solitary”.

In creating A Wilderness Year, Evrard looked to photos she had taken in a place she had heard  so many other artists – including Gordon Smith – describe. “Two summers ago I went to Haida Gwaii,” she says, “and it blew me away. I took a lot of pictures in the forest and I was totally surprised at the colours, because you think it’s just green and there is a lot of green in the show, but really there is every colour in there.”

As the pandemic has limited travelling, Evrard also found natural inspiration from parks closer to home, such as Queen Elizabeth and Van Dusen.

Evrard’s Wilderness Year exhibit includes …

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Old Logging Camp Haida Gwaii

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March Storm With Willows

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Earth Reds

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Storm Tossed Blossoms

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Jericho Garden

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Pebble Beach, Sandspit

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Jamie Evrard A Wilderness Year @ Bau-Xi

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Header: Sandspit View With Driftwood

 

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