PLACES YOU CAN SEE MY WORK
Museum of Northern BC, cards
100 First Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC
The Argosy, cards
985 3rd Ave West,Prince Rupert, BC.
CCEC Credit Union, paintings
2248 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
Suzo Hickey Paints / Studio in the Museum
My studio is in Prince Rupert in the same building as the Museum of Northern BC, at 110 1st Avenue West, Room 150. Entry at the left of the main entrance. The studio is on the main floor, open to visitors and wheelchair accessible.
NEWS (January 2021)
A new year (sort of)
There are still 4 paintings in rotation at the Commercial Street Cafe https://commercialstreetcafe.com/#location, and 5 paintings on display at CCEC Credit Union http://www.ccec.bc.ca
Fantastic5point0 (Lynn Cociani, Michelle Gazely, Mo Hamilton, Suzo Hickey, Sarah Northcott) are bringing our show Arterial to 3 Northern galleries in 2021
Smithers Art Gallery, March 2 - April 3, 2021
(possible) Opening Reception: Friday, March 5, 2021 7-9pm
Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, August 12th - September 19th, 2021
(possible) opening reception: Thursdays, August 12th.
Island Mountain Arts, Wells, BC, April 22nd – June 17, 2021
NEWS (December 6, 2020)
Wrapping up a strange strange year
Fall is Not Death, virtual show at the Gallery at the Cultch, Vancouver, BC.
December 1st to 31st, 2020
Fall is Not Death
In early 2020 the world went into lockdown – concerts, festivals, galleries, and performances were cancelled or closed. But art making continued. Eventually performances sprung up on balconies, web sites appeared celebrating artists whose shows had been cancelled, musicians played concerts direct from their living rooms.
I went to my studio every day, adding to a body of work that, for the time being, had no place to go. There is something freeing in this process. No deadlines, no promises to deliver, no imagined theme to stick to. Soon every painting had ovals or dots flying through landscapes, at first subdued, then with forceful confidence.
The paintings had an energetic newness and I was happy.
When I applied for my virtual show at The Cultch I was skeptical about how it would work – wasn’t it just like going to my website? But a curated show is different. And the Gallery at The Cultch has its own online audience, different from my own. And this show is much larger than would have fit in the actual gallery space. And I’m not restricted to what is still available for purchase. And I don’t have to ship anything. And, and, and!
I think I like this new normal.
A friend bought me tickets to Veda Hille’s virtual (for me) Little Volcanoperformance at The Cultch and it was amazing, of course. I had forgotten how incredible Veda is and at my studio the next day I just played Veda Veda Veda Veda (on my multi-disc CD player).
All of this is to say the painting I worked on during my Vedathon is now called “Fall is Not Death”, a line from the song “Strange, Sad”. And now it is the title of my whole show because fall is not death.
Anyways, go home and listen to Veda Hille everyone, she’s great!
My show with Jeseka Hickey at the Terrace Art Gallery has been rescheduled now, to April 8th - April 30th, 2022.