March 5–30, 2024

Edges and Patterns: Works by Marney-Rose Edge and Ken Pattern


Mon- Fri, 12-4 PM

For gallery access please go to the box office window and they will give you access to the gallery.

1895 Venables St.

Opening Reception
with the artistS in attendance

March 6 from 6-8pm

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Appetizers will be served and the cash bar will be open offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, tea, coffee and snacks.

Marney-Rose Edge

Artist Statement
Although I am well known for my colourful florals, I have recently expanded on a calling to create paintings of nests. I want to share this experience of changing to a different medium in black and white and intuitively painting realism. What happened when the materials I was using failed me and what I did to push through these challenges to succeed. Sometimes our journey is not easy without the strong belief it is what we are meant to do.
I paint in watercolour and oils, mostly florals. In the past year I have been revisiting a subject I love, which is the textural complexity of nests, with a new medium. They are exceptionally inspiring to paint and the subject flows from me onto the paper. I started painitng these on yupo paper and this has become my biggest challenge when upsizing the art. The challenge has been due to the presentation of the pieces as I did not want to frame them under glass. I discovered the paper pulling away from the panel it was mounted to creating bubbles. It showed up after time when I included them in an Art Fair. I have gone through the highs and lows with this work, pushing through to being able to replace the paper with working directly on a panel. Getting the right feel to the surface has been another challenge that I have succeeded in resolving. This was so important to the process. The medium is powdered charcoal and cold wax using it reductively.

Ken Pattern

Artist Statement

Ken Pattern is a Vancouver artist who was born in New Westminster. After graduating from Maple Ridge High School he spent four years traveling around the world before attending Simon Fraser University, majoring in sociology. In the 1970’s he became active in the environmental movement and worked as a graphic artist for SPEC (Society for Pollution and Environmental Control) and later for the Canadian government before embarking on a career in visual arts.

Ken held his first art exhibition in Vancouver in 1978. The following year he enrolled at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, majoring in printmaking (lithography). He works in a variety of media including drawing, painting and printmaking.

Ken returned to Vancouver in 2019 after spending more than 30 years living in Indonesia. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Asia, Europe and North America and is held in both public and private collections. His detailed and intricate images cover a wide range of topics from urban and rural landscapes, environmental and social commentary, to surrealistic interpretations of scenes and events which concern him. 

In this exhibition his subject matter is trees, Banyan and Damar. The Banyan trees were inspired by those observed in the Botanical Gardens in Singapore. The Damar drawings are based on a giant tree located in the Leuser National Park in northern Sumatra, Indonesia.