John F. Marok' Exhibition from March 2 to April 2, 2017
Explorations and Excavations - The Lights and Shadows of Gatineau Park
VERNISSAGE: Tuesday March 7th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7 :00 p.m.
John F. Marok chose Gatineau Park as the subject for his exhibition, Explorations and Excavations – The Lights and Shadows of Gatineau Park, which will take place at La Fab Arts Centre in Chelsea from March 2nd to April 2nd, because “it’s filled with contradictions. We’re told the park is “the jewel in the Crown of Canada’s capital,” or, more bleakly that “it’s dying the death of a thousand cuts” due to road-building and residential construction.”
Controversial? Yes. Not only is the artist inspired by Gatineau Park’s magnificent landscapes, he perceives that Gatineau Park’s founder Percy Spark’s “vision has been corrupted.”
In his words, Marok explains, “I hope to convey both the fragility and beauty of the natural world, as well as the need to protect it as a moral and spiritual force in the lives of those who enjoy it.”
Want to be inspired, intrigued, and provoked to consider what Gatineau Park is, in all its complexities? Meet the artist, see his creations, and hear him speak about this beautiful Park which both residents of and visitors to our region so enjoy.
A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with texts by Jean-Paul Murray.
See you at the vernissage on Tuesday March 7th, birthday of Percy Spark, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
For more information about John F. Marok, please visit his website at: http://johnfmarok.com