FANTASTIC VISIONS
Francis Thenard, Patricia Van Oyen, Ladislav Guderna, Gordon Payne,
Marilyn Mylrea, Al Neil, Gregg Simpson, Martin Guderna, Ed Varney, Ted Kingan.
Oct. 31- Nov. 30, 1991

Works by Marilyn Mylrea - lt.; Gregg Simpson - rt.

                                                                           The Halloween opening was deliberately chosen for this exhibition which featured a number  of artists drawing from
                                                                            their inner sense of mystery put to flight the notion that an art
which evolved from the magical is no longer valid.

Installation by Gordon Payne

                                                                                The worlds of mythology, Symbolism, the Fantastic, and Surrealism mixed together at this most significant time of the pagan calendar.
                                                                                Patricia Van Oyen and Marilyn Mylrea produced works which invlolved dream-like mythological imagery with overtones of ceremonial
                                                                                magic and the erotic.

Works by Patricia Van Oyen

                                                                                     French-born artist, Francis Thenard exhibited his red landscapes which mingle a dadaist sensibility with an intimate knowledge of
                                                                                     the occult and the Fantastic. His work was complemented by that of English-born miniaturist, Ted Kingan, and that of Ladislav
                                                                                    and Martin Guderna, originally from The Slovak Republic, all who have been central to the neo-surrealist groups in Vancouver in the
                                                                                    1970's and 80's, and continued to publish their magazine Scarabeus until the late 1990's..

Works by Francis Thenard

                                                                                        West Coast veterans, Al Neil, Gordon Payne, Ed Varney and Gregg Simpson exhibited their idiosyncratic works which freely mix metaphors
                                                                                        from Pop and Dada, Surrealism and neo-Surrealism.

Paintings by Gregg Simpson: (lt. Persian Gulf, oil on canvas, 1972
and (rt.) Wanderers, acrylic on canvas, 1973


Gallery Alpha
Tribal Dynamics
Geometric Expressionism Rainforests of the Mind Fertility Rites Fantastic Visions Head, Hunter, Simpson