On Until July 31st, 2019

Art Works presents Free/Form. This show highlights abstract recreations of iconic Vancouver landmarks and landscapes that all Vancouverites have taken in with their own eyes. Free/Form, as with all art, helps to exemplify and magnify that everyone interprets the world differently. Whether you relate with the free style of Sue or identify with the form that Steve brings to a canvas, this exhibition connects the viewer closer to the world around us. We are grateful that both Steve Fortier and Sue Daniel have the skill and courage to share their artwork, ideas, and perspectives with us. Art Works is proud to show this body of artwork and we hope you enjoy it.




48 x 72

oil on canvas

about Sue’s work:

Confident and intuitive brush strokes – and a variety of knives, scrapers and custom made tools – produce a dissonance between the carefully controlled and the spontaneous. At the same time the hours of rubbing and layering of thinned oils convey depth and timelessness. The final bold strokes give each piece vibrancy and presence, and demonstrate her artistic confidence. 
Sue’s methodology explores the “control and chance concept” popularized by the artists of the New York School in the ‘50s – the abstract expressionists – where the artist consciously drives the creation process while encouraging and exploiting the random wonders that can occur by taking creative chances. Each subject is discovered and rediscovered in the creation and recreation of the piece; each translucent layer adds to its depth and complexity. 

“Painting forces me to self-examine and push out of my comfort zone, and at the same time it sets me free. I hope it does the same for those who look at my work.”