Sarah Ronald, Robin Ripley, Victoria Verge
Vancouver based artists Robin Ripley and Sarah Ronald join Okanagan artist Victoria Verge in an exhibition that explores the meaning of territory.
Sarah Ronald is a Canadian artist living in Port Coquitlam BC.
A Summerland British Columbia native, Sarah Ronald’s diverse upbringing in the rural Okanagan shaped her future as a conservation-minded animal artist and aspiring creative writer. After graduating from the Okanagan University College with her BFA, Ronald relocated to the lower mainland of BC, settling in Port Coquitlam where she now works out of her home studio.
In recent years Ronald has immersed herself in conservation issues and studies, has explored the possibilities of community connection through artist residencies, and has continued building upon a lifetime of real-world natural experiences that have been instrumental in furthering her studio practice.
Central to Ronald’s studio practice is the constant evaluation of the role of the artist when it comes to conservation-related matters. As her work comes from a place of reflecting human behavior towards the natural world, her desire is to function partially as a conduit of the issues facing wildlife. As such she maintains that partial profits from art sales coincide with donations and support towards the non-profit wildlife organizations doing on-the-ground work to better the real lives of the wildlife that appear in her artwork.
After a peripatetic childhood I am now a long time resident of Vancouver.
Since receiving my BFA from Emily Carr, my work has become increasingly three dimensional and often incorporates both found and made elements to slow the experience of looking and encourage the viewer to reconsider the familiar. Working in discreet series I use a variety of mediums and formats from large installations to small collages to address my interest in the multiplicity of meaning. Engagement with materials and process are integral to my practice.
I exhibit regularly and have been involved in a number of collaborative and community-based art projects.
Victoria Verge is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Kelowna, British Colombia, Canada. Having completed her BFA in Visual Arts with a double major in art history from Memorial University of Newfoundland, she has participated in exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Whether she is working with found objects or paint on canvas, the contemporary view of military life is always an underlying theme in her work. She often uses found objects or sepia toned colours to contrast the modern military with its historical past.