Artful : The Gallery is showing art by Mark Henderson until Saturday, June 12th. The show includes a variety of pieces, ranging from screen prints and acrylic paintings to custom painted bicycle frames.
Henderson leverages a graphic style once used in much mid-20th century American advertising and manipulates and juxtaposes those images with other imagery that aims to shock and entertain his viewers. Images of consumerist happiness and prosperity are set against violent and unsettling images of modern society.
Artful : The Gallery opened in May of 2020 and this show, Bikes and Barbies, is its seventh. The gallery has sold works by artists from across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and offers pieces ranging from reproduction prints to large original works.