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Surrey artist explores life and death through street-style art

05dec7:30 pm9:00 pmSurrey artist explores life and death through street-style art7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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SAGA Thursday Artist Talk with Yvette Lauer

December 5 | 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Surrey, BC – Surrey Art Gallery Association wraps up their last Thursday Artist Talk of the season with Yvette Lauer's "The Art of Death" on December 5. The talk takes place at Surrey Art Gallery from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Death is something everyone experiences throughout life: loss of jobs, relationships, loved ones and, ultimately, the passing over that awaits us beyond this earthly existence. Surrey-based artist Yvette Lauer brings to light this dark subject in her realistic portraits and street art paintings. "What scares us most can bring the most liberation in our art practice," she says.

In her illustrated talk, Lauer will walk the audience through history, looking at the ways in which various cultures reflect on death through art. These works provide a glimpse into the social attitudes and practices of those people and time periods. Lauer will also take the audience through her own musings on death through paintings that honour and explore the passing of loved ones and jobs in her own life.

About the Artist

Yvette Lauer is a self-trained artist who began painting in a street-art style to communicate her vision of the world. Through realism, portraits, and graffiti, she links the divergent worlds she lives in. Raising her children in a fractured world influenced by media, politics, and war, she finds inspiration in the innocence of youth, which starkly contrasts the grimy and chaotic world of city streets. Yvette has shown her work in BC, Alberta, Newfoundland, and El Salvador. Her piece Bazooka Boy won 3rd place in the Arts 2018 juried show at Surrey Art Gallery. She is a current member of the Arts Council of Surrey and the Semiahmoo Arts Society.

About Surrey Art Gallery Association

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art and be part of a community that actively supports Surrey Art Gallery.

About Surrey Art Gallery

Internationally recognized for its award-winning programs, Surrey Art Gallery, located at 13750 88 Avenue in Surrey, is the second largest public art museum in Metro Vancouver. Founded in 1975, the Gallery presents contemporary art by local, national, and international artists, including digital and audio art. Its extensive public programs for children through to adults aim to engage the public in an ongoing conversation about issues and ideas that affect our communities and to provide opportunities to interact with artists and the artistic process. Admission is free. Surrey Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Surrey, Province of BC through BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Surrey Art Gallery Association.

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Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Surrey Art Gallary

13750 88 Avenue in Surrey

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