Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society presents

Gallery Exhibit - Vincent Mikuska: “Shifting Perspectives”

A Gallery Exhibit
Gallery Exhibit - Vincent Mikuska: “Shifting Perspectives”

O'Conner Group Art Gallery
@Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00am to 2:00pm,
Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Free admission

March 29, 2021 - May 7, 2021

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An exhibit by local abstract artist Vincent Mikuska.

An exhibit by local abstract artist Vincent Mikuska.


Artist’s Statement – 2021

“Shifting Perspectives”

I generally try to challenge what and how I see. What do I look at amongst all the possible choices and what are the relationships between the things. Colour, perspective and movement are all important to trying to reimagine my surroundings.

There are many ways to view the relationships between form, space and environment. I endeavour to re-constitute those relationships by using space and colour to create new forms and new environments.

A large portion of this show had its genesis in images created by leftover paint on pieces of cardboard that I use to move paint around on paper or canvas. Those “accidental” micro-images suggested a horizontal landscape. In my effort to re-create those images the resulting work has developed an undulating, wave-like feel.

There are many landscape associations inside the work which are to be encouraged.

Imagine the work to be a “micro” or “macro” view of the landscape. Imagine yourself large or small to view the work. Move around, over, beneath and behind the shapes and areas. Suspend your associations and respond to the colour and forms. There can be different points of view inside of each piece, straight ahead, floating above, and below the “horizon” line.

There are many horizontals that can be referenced as horizons as we encounter our local landscape. The Valley floor, generalized lines of rooftops and mountain tops, lines of clouds on or above the mountain tops. There are also diagonals which create a different type of space. All of this pushing back away from the picture plane where much of my earlier work resided.

I am continuing to explore the creation of space through colour. The specific references to horizons are a shift to exploring spaces in that direction. I have also employed white more often as another kind of space in the work. It can open up space between the colours and allow a kind of breathing room. White can also be seen as a positive or negative space in relation to the other colours.

Vincent Mikuska


Vincent Mikuska – Acrylic on Paper, 26” X 36”


Vincent Mikuska – Acrylic on Canvas, 24” X 24”


Vincent Mikuska – Acrylic on Canvas, 24” X 24”

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