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  • Tuesday, April 09, 2024
  • Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • Kay Meek Arts Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave.

'Losing the Key to the Garden'

Mahtab Firouzabadi

'A Busy Plot'

Kim Rosin

Gardens are & have been an integral part of life for millennia. Whether a utilitarian patch of land that produces life sustaining food or beautifully manicured place of comfort & inspiration, we have always found the need to cultivate, grow & tend to flora & vegetation. The work in Bounty approaches the garden from various perspectives, meanings & traditions to present a feast for the eye & mind.

Mahtab Firouzabadi is a North Vancouver based artist whose work explores the interactions between nature, urbanism, culture & tradition in a contemporary form. This body of work is inspired by traditional Persian poetry, in which gardens are often employed as symbols of paradise or places of sanctuary & solace. Firouzabadi transforms these notions of still perfection into energetic brushstrokes & chaotic colours, reflecting the fast-paced disruption of contemporary life. Through wild abstracted trees, flowers & even people, these gardens invite us inside to contemplate our place in the ever-changing world.

Kim Rosin is a West Vancouver painter with a deep curiosity for the world around her. Interested in how plants grow, Rosin took up a community plot in Argyle Gardens in Ambleside, which has inspired this body of work. Documenting the flowers, plants, vegetables & fruits with vibrant colours & bold brushstrokes, she hopes to draw attention to issues of food scarcity & the vulnerability of nature. Through vivid micro views of these lovingly tended gardens, we are invited to enjoy their beauty while examining our own effects on the local ecosystems.

Artists Talk

Watch an engaging conversation with these talented artists as they share insights into their inspirations, creative processes & take a tour of the exhibition.

Plan your visit to the Kay Meek Arts Centre. The exhibition spans the PARK Retirement Living Atrium & lobby to the McEwan Theatre lobby downstairs.

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292


Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:

Summer Hours: Wednesday  Saturday 12 – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 pm


The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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