Summerland’s Robert Dmytruk sits in a studio surrounded by his creations. (Submitted Photo)

Summerland’s Robert Dmytruk sits in a studio surrounded by his creations. (Submitted Photo)

Okanagan gallery gets a splash of colour

Two Canadian artists are taking their explorations of colour to another level

Colour plays a crucial role in most visual art, but two Canadian artists are taking their explorations of colour to another level.

Summerland’s Robert Dmytruk and Edmonton’s David Cantine have come together for an exhibit titled COLOR+, which will be on display at Headbones Gallery in Vernon.

The two artists take colour as their primary subect of inquiry – though their works present two radically different viewpoints on the topic.

Cantine has been exploring colour for decades. His best-known work is a series that began as a painting of two apples and their shadows, which has since evolved into a minimalist still-life of four coloured circles in a rectangular frame. Cantine has been working within that same template for 40 years, exploring with each new iteration “the very essence of colour, which is colour’s variance and relational impact,” as stated in a press release.

Cantine’s dedication to the apple paintings was inspired by historical Italian painter Giorgio Morandi, who likewise spent a lifetime painting repeated versions of the same still-life.

Cantine taught drawing to fine arts students at the University of Alberta for over 30 years. One of those students was Robert Dmytruk.

Dmytruk’s take on colour is about an openness to change, in contrast to Cantine’s preciseness and use of repetition. His patterned sculptures and collages appear to “relinquish control and fancy.”

COLOR+ opens at Headbones Gallery Saturday, Aug. 10 from 2-5 p.m, where people are welcome to come and meet the artists. The exhibition closes Sept. 28.

READ MORE: Trio of exhibitions comes to Vernon’s Headbones Gallery

READ MORE: Vernon art gallery fundraiser draws sold-out crowd


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

art exhibit

Just Posted

(Pixabay photo)
Morning Start: Goosebumps helped scare off predators

Your morning start for Tuesday, June 15, 2021

(Dave Ogilvie photo)
One injured after being pinned by fallen forklift near Peachland

West Kelowna emergency crews responded to reports of a person stuck under a forklift

Two police vehicles were damaged and one person was arrested after police responded to a disturbance outside of a residence in Vernon on Friday, June 11, 2021, in the 2300 block of 36th Street. (Justin Ketterer - Contributed)
Kelowna man arrested after crashing into 2 Vernon cop cars

Man’s attempt to flee police fails Friday in residential neighbourhood

2021’s Westside Daze will be a mix of online and safe in-person events. (Westside Daze)
Westside Daze is back with a variety of safe events online and in-person

Last year’s Westside July celebrations were cancelled due to the pandemic

(Big White Ski Resort/Contributed)
Big White’s big clean-up: Large turnout for post-melt mountain tidy

More than 165 people showed up to help gather the litter left behind from the winter season

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

Two hundred and fifteen lights are placed on the lawn outside the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., Saturday, June, 13, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Days after Kamloops remains discovery, Tk’emlups families gather to unite, move ahead

‘We have to work together because this is going to be setting a precedent for the rest of the country’

In this Saturday, May 29, 2021, file photo, people crowd the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. Most of California’s coronavirus restrictions will disappear Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
With COVID tamed, it’s a ‘grand reopening’ in California

No more state rules on social distancing, no more limits on capacity, no more mandatory masks

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) is scored on by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez, not pictured, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series Monday, June 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Habs fall 4-1 to Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of NHL semifinal series

Match was Montreal’s first game outside of Canada in 2021

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Penticton Overdose Prevention Society co-founders Desiree Franz, Shane Surowski and Stephanie Lines have created the city’s first unsanctioned public overdose prevention site using an old wine-tour bus. The site began operations in June 2021. (Desiree Franz/Facebook)
Volunteers launch Penticton’s first public supervised injection site

2021 is on pace to be the deadliest year for overdoses in Penticton on record

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

B.C. ambulance station in Revelstoke is expected to get a new system called the Scheduled On-Call (SOC) this fall. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk, warn local paramedics

Paramedics said to expect a substantial increase in ambulance response time starting this fall

Jane Linden
KCR: Volunteering keeps you active

Kelowna Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

Most Read