Searching for a Ground: Bold, graphic new artwork by a local street artist.
Show opens: Thursday, November 29th.
Artist Reception with cash bar & complimentary nibbles: Thursday, December 8th at 7 pm, following the Artisan Fair.
Exhibit continues until January 1st.
Joey Kosolofski is bringing urban art to Fernie one dumpster at a time. As a regular at the annual Fernie dumpster painting event, he turns plain metal boxes into works of modern art. His latest piece features a graphic interpretation of mountains meetings letters in bold, colourful style. His dumpsters can be found at the Community Centre, Bottle Depot and at the Tipple Liquor Store – his 2017 dumpster was the winning design.
Like many Fernieites, Kosolofski moved here for one ski season (in 2014) and never left. Originally from Kindersley, Saskatchewan, he cites his grade 5, 6 teacher, Mrs White as having inspired him to pursue his passion from a very early age. He seeks out street art as inspiration, travelling across the country and from California to Melbourne. Having started with acrylics, he constantly looks to create new styles, experimenting and working with spray paint, oils and watercolour.
His commercial work includes large-scale logo installations, some of which can be seen at SOAR and Coal Town Goods. A large feature mural is on display at Snow Valley Spa & Leisure and he has produced custom designs for Fernie-based ski & snowboard manufacturer, DID. He draws his inspiration from the mountains around Fernie, manipulating shapes and using plenty of colour to make his work pop. Seeking to replicate the movement of the landscape, he focuses less on detail and more on the emotion of the environment. Kosolofski lives in Fernie with his girlfriend Janice and his step-dog, Bodie, where they enjoy mountain life in every season.
2019 Gallery Shows:
Until January 1st: Joey Kosolofski - Searching for a Ground
January 3rd - 29th: Liza Gareau Tosh - A Wonderous Whole
January 31st - February 26th: Alysha Clarke - Reflection of Spring
February 28th - March 26th: Troy Bubba Cook - Rabbit Dreams of the Shape Shifter
March 28th - April 23rd: Jocelyn Mudry - Touch Stones
April 25th - May 28th: Donna Bilyk - Fernie Through My Artistic Filter
May 30th - June 25th: David Pantuso - Images with a Twist
June 27th - July 30th: Tessa Stanley - The Simple Things
August 1st - 27th: Lindsay Dew - Out of Range
August 29th - September 24th: Peggy Black - Abstracts & Other Thoughts
September 26th - October 29th: Beth Gallup & Roni Jergunsen - Birds, Burgers & Baking
October 31st - November 26th: Jennifer Van Popta - But, Do You See In Colour?
November 28th - December 24th: Liane - The Emotional Distortion of the Canadian Landscape