Talon Gillis and Joan Mostad are collaborating on an art show entitled Ozymandias on April 7 focussing on art and photography.

Relics of the past, a special art exhibit at the museum (video)

Mother and son collaborate on unique exhibit with photography and paintings at Museum of Northern B.C. in Prince Rupert.




Observe a landscape never to be seen again on the North Coast at an art exhibit coming to the Museum of Northern B.C.

Prince Rupert-based painter and Terrace-based photographer, Joan Mostad and Talon Gillis are collaborating for the first time as mother and son in a show titled “Ozymandias” opening on April 7.

The theme of the exhibit portrays nature occupying spaces and landscapes that have been manipulated by mankind.

“I’m happy about this show because this type of photography is different from most of my work that people have seen and that I’ve ever shown,” Gillis said.

Nature caught in candid moments. Beauty found in ordinary settings. Both Gillis and Mostad offer a glimpse into the details of how they perceive the natural world around them.

Mostad said that she shares a similar composition style with her son.

“I want to paint why I feel like this when I see this, and it’s amazing how many of Talon’s photos inspire me,” she said.

The theme reflects the 19th Century poem titled “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley who wrote about a traveller stumbling upon fragments of an ancient civilization in a desert.

Mostad’s paintings offer a semi-abstract and surrealist landscape that complement her son’s photography. She has one feature piece that will be revealed at the gallery. The image on the canvas presents a familiar scene to residents — a scene that now only exists in recent memory.

The show will also feature a wall reflecting the family’s three generations of fishermen. The first image of a fishing boat in the Hecate Strait was photographed by Mostad’s father in the 1960s. Forty years later, Gillis captures a fishing scene through his own lens. To complete the triad, Mostad painted a fishing scene in Norway where her grandfather was from.

There will be other pieces of work by Gillis, including his Reclaim the Fisherman series, and Mostad has additional paintings that capture the North Coast.

Both artists will be at the opening reception on Friday, from 7-9 p.m. at the Museum of Northern B.C. and the show will be featured for a couple of months. Stop by the museum to discover the artifact that evoked the exhibit’s theme.

 

Just Posted

‘Tis the season for giving and auctioning in Prince Rupert and Port Edward

Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society and Church of Christ the King raising money for their kids

Prince Rupert wooed by Hometown Hockey, going over the top to answer the call

City is excited to showcase Prince Rupert’s livability — and hockey fandom — on the national stage

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

Gitga’at and LNG Canada announce new Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility in Hartley Bay

LNG Canada providing financial support as committed in 2014 Impact Mitigation and Benefit Agreement

New Prince Rupert Port Authority vessel honours Ts’msyen culture

The AMWAAL was blessed by the Lax Kw’alaams hereditary chiefs’ council

WATCH: Jingle Boat, Jingle Boat, jingle all the way

Santa Claus visited the kids of Prince Rupert on the Inside Passage

The Northern View presents Santa Shops Here in Prince Rupert

More reasons to spend your shopping dollars locally

B.C. Transit scores 28 used fareboxes on eBay, saves $300,000

‘Someone joked maybe we can buy used fareboxes on eBay,’ CEO says

Many of Canada’s working poor can’t afford lawyers, don’t qualify for legal aid

One lawyer says many people earn too much to qualify for legal aid, but not enough to really live on

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9%

Jobless rate is at its highest since August 2018, when it hit 6%

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Vancouver Island college for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Coachwerks Restorations come together to care for car

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

Most Read