Last Thursday marked the opening of our latest exhibition, Material Narratives, a collection of vibrant and dynamic abstract paintings by local visual artist, Alistair MacRae. We celebrated the holiday season as one should, surrounded by art, wine, live music, and friends both new and old!
What a great way to spend a cold December eve, surrounded by stunning local art and jewelry!
Alistair MacRae has spent close to a decade developing his art practice through intensive studio-work and studies conducted in the UK and Europe. He has lived in many different cities until recently settling down in Vancouver, where he works at an East End Studio. His light-hearted and humorous personality really shines through his work.
Here is Alistair posing in front of his wonderful work, Abandon All Devices (centre).
Formal concerns, as well as chance and serendipity are fundamental to MacRae’s process, as his work refuses to adhere to a specific framework or predictable outcome. He believes that his practice falls somewhere between that of a stage magician practicing illusion to an icon painter crafting objects of personal and ritual meditation.
This is one of his paintings, entitled Four and Twenty Blackbirds...
We really enjoyed hosting and evening, in which a number of makers, and various other members of the community gathered in our space to share food, drink, laughter, and inspiration. The party was themed, Noel en Noir, and everyone was feeling the holiday cheer.
Here is our good friend, Uncle Dave (left), and his partner Marivelle (right), getting acquainted with the ever-so-bubbly Kaitie (centre).
One of our resident jewellery artists, Anj (left), and our friend, Giada (right), looking absolutely gorgeous in black and red!
Sally (left) and Sandy (right) bundled up for winter and admiring our Aeme-Stelle collection.
Two of our lovely resident jewellery artists Erin and Anj, hanging out with our marketing manager, Emilie (from left).
We're so glad our long-time friends, Eva (left) and Elizabeth (right) could make it. They are always the life of the party.
Of course, we couldn't have done it without our digital marketing specialist, Carl, holding down the bar!
We would like to thank everyone who joined us last Thursday night for our art-fuelled holiday party, and we hope to see you all again next time!
We will keep you all posted about our upcoming new jewellery workshops, and other events to distract you from the cold winter days.
Katami Designs Team
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