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cover painting by Serge Bennathan and available at Morrow.


In February, 30% of sales of from select artists’ items will be donated to Butterflies In Spirit, a dance group whose mission is to raise awareness of violence against Indigenous Women and Girls and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls across Canada. BUTTERFLIES IN SPIRIT is marked beside the name of artists where 30% donation applies.

COVID UPDATE: Due to new BC Health regulations, Morrow, the physical space will be closed to the general public until further notice. We are happy to do by appointment shopping, curbside pickups, deliveries, and to post within Canada. As well, to do zoom or by phone browsing tours.

If you intent to visit the space we are implementing strict COVID regulations: 1 person/household in space at a time. Masks Mandatory. Hand Sanitizer before and during visit mandatory. Social Distancing Mandatory. Shoe covers mandatory. For all the above pre-cautionary supplies, we are happy to provide. Let’s stay safe and healthy!

336 West Pender / To contact us: morrowspace@gmail.com


Aura Paintings by Dance Artist Oksana Augustine

Saturdays from Aug 8 – 29, Oksana is in residence at Morrow, painting people’s auras. By appointment at 11am / 1pm/ 3pm. Link to examples here Oksana’s Aura Paintings. Sliding scale and by appointment: $60 – $100.


Paintings by Dance Artist Jess Wilkie

BUTTERFLIES IN SPIRIT

Watercolour and Ink on watercolour paper

Odds: Framed 13 x 17 – $100 / Unframed 13 x 17 – $85

odds: unframed 5.5 x 8.5 – $30 / Framed $50

Odds 13 x 17 Framed: $100 (sold)

Paintings by Jackson Chien

Morrow is thrilled to feature four of Jackson Chiens paintings. Jackson is the father of our colleague Sammy Chien, who is a a media, sound and dance artist. Jackson’s painting are water colour/ink on rice paper and are available at Morrow, framed or unframed.

Yellow River $1500

Sunrise of Maligna Lake $1200

Morning Light At Quiet Lake $1000

Sailing At Emerald Lake In The Morning $600


Paper Pulp Art by Sauha Lee BUTTERFLIES IN SPIRIT

Sauha was introduced to us by Dance Artist Rianne Svelnis and brings to Morrow, a selection of small paper pulp crafts as well as this custom made two sided larger piece that is approximately 30 inches square. Created from 1 year’s pays tubs and Yucca plant fibres.


Mushroom Magic by Dance Artist Ellie Bishop BUTTERFLIES IN SPIRIT

Morrow is featuring Ellie’s Mushroom Magic paintings that are ready to hang – on stretched canvas or wood blocks. They come in a variety of sizes. Complex mushrooms have a number of mushrooms and other flora ($55) on stretched canvas on Wood Blocks ($60). Simple Mushrooms are just the shrooms ($40)! They range in size from 4 x 4 inches to 8 x 6 inches. Adorable and MAGIC! To, view a full selection please visit the store.



Paintings For The Soul By Serge Bennethan BUTTERFLIES IN SPIRIT


Les Contes des livres voyageurs
Italian watercolour paper, 15cm X 40cm. Watercolour, ink. $200

La Nuit Voyage
Arches watercolour paper, 36cm X 51cm. 300 g/m2. Watercolour, ink. $450

Migration
Italian watercolour paper, 15cm X 40cm. Watercolour, ink. $200

La Rencontre
Italian watercolour paper, 38 1/2cm X 58cm. 200g/m2. Watercolour, ink. $450

Giant Dancing
Italian watercolour paper, 38 1/2cm X 58cm. 200g/m2. Watercolour, ink. $450

Le Temps des Géants
Watercolour paper, 31cm X 41cm, 300gm/m2. Watercolour, acrylic, ink. $450

Tournesols Rouges et Jaunes
Arches Watercolour paper, 76 1/2cm X 58cm, 300gm/m2. Watercolour, acrylic, ink. $700

Voyage au Mont Fuji $450

Bonjour, my name is Serge Bennathan.

I am a choreographer and since I was 6 years old, dance has been my life. My professional career started at age 18 when I joined Les Ballets de Marseille, France. Since then, I offer to dance all that I possess, physically and spiritually, and in return dance has been very generous with me. Because of dance, I believe in Spirit and because of dance I believe in Ghosts.

In my Tree of Life, dance is the trunk, thick and strong. The branches represent what I have discovered and what dance has introduced me to; it’s in and amongst these branches that I encountered painting.

I started to draw and paint during my choreographic researches, to explore creatively in a different stratum what I was trying to expose physically in dance. Slowly this branch of the tree grew, becoming an expression of my thoughts totally independent of dance.

Through my paintings, I am a storyteller trying to reflect a profound desire for poetry, the poetry of the human soul, its dreams, hopes, imagination and humour. I deeply believe in the healing potential of my paintings, they speak to our imagination and, through it, reconnect us with the beliefs of our beginnings.

Satnam.

Serge.


Collages by Visual Artist Ilze Bebris

From Ilze:
Over the past few years I have been interested in masking tape as material that works as sculpture and as a drawing medium. I have created a number of installations in public spaces and galleries using coloured masking tape. I like both the fact that it is a very fast way of creating lines and is brilliant portable colour. Making large scale tape drawings, which can be seen on my website www.ilzebebris.com is an exercise in compressed time and the time to install a wall size work is limited to just a few days. As I work I find that there are questions that come up that I don’t have time to stop and investigate. That kind of exploration requires the leisure to think and work through ideas that is only available in the studio. These small collages are the result of taking that time.
I like to work with material that is generated for industrial purposes. Masking tape, humble, limited and usually the handmaid to higher purposes, takes on a Cinderella role in this work as it is transformed into something else. It is kind of a game, a curiosity about what other life this ordinary unremarkable stuff can have. These collages come from that curiosity. Making the collages is a little bit like riding wild horses: I’m never really sure where the work will go. The images are abstract, more about the quality of the material than representation. They are more about the liveliness of the material than any desire to reference or create an image.