Friday, February 26, 2010

Pegasus Gallery of Canadian Art, Salt Spring Island

The Pegasus Gallery of Canadian Art is a real find on Salt Spring Island. It's a truly wonderful 'space' that's so reminiscent of the Athropological Museum of BC. The only difference is that here you can actually buy the works. The prices ranged from $50 to $20,000. Our most famous and elder British Columbians work were there along with newest artist destined by their genius to similar fame. Works of First Nation carving going back a hundred years were juxtaposed with the art by the sons and daughters of the very same artists. Traditional and modern, there was fine craftsmanship in wood, silver, and bone with lovely paintings by contemporary islanders adorning the walls. Visually delightful, it was truly enhanced by the director whose love of the exhibits was as palpable as his appreciation of art as 'investment'. Ian Sigvaldason, the owner is a very special kind of artist himself in his showcasing of works and human talent.

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