Figuratively Speaking: A Journey Through Movement

Three sculptures of a person splashed with white paint.

The Figuratively Speaking: A Journey Through Movement exhibit runs until Feb. 12 at the View Gallery. Vancouver Island University Photo

January 21, 2022 - 2:45pm

Vancouver Island University’s the View Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of painting and sculpture reflecting the themes of both figural work and movement. 

Through the intriguing work of four accomplished and varied artists, human movement is portrayed on a number of levels, from both internal and external perspectives. 

The exhibition, curated by Pam Vickars, will run until February 12, with a virtual opening reception via Zoom on January 29, from 1:30 - 3 pm. Please visit the View Gallery for Zoom details.

A green poster with the text Figuratively Speaking: A Journey Through Movement.

Chintan Bolliger is a painter who was born in Switzerland, lived and practiced art at various locations around the world, and has resided on Salt Spring Island for the last 30 years. She describes her current work as very much about her relationship to the natural world and what it means to be alive. 

Katarina Meglic is a painter who was born in Victoria and resides on Denman Island. She is currently in Europe, where she is travelling and undertaking master classes for painting in Paris. She describes the human figure as a vessel of storytelling and portrays this belief in her paintings.  

Joel Prevost is a sculptor living, practicing and teaching in Nanaimo. He is the founder of the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio, where he teaches students of all levels, with an emphasis on rendering the human form. Joel was born in Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec, and recently relocated from Montreal where he established L’Atelier de Sculpture du Village.  

Kathy Venter was born in South Africa and is a sculptor living on Salt Spring Island. An exhibition of 36 of her sculptures was shown extensively in both North America and South Africa, and part of it was shown at the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale 2014-2015. 

Proof of vaccination is required to enter the gallery and masks must be worn at all times inside.

The View Gallery is VIU’s contemporary art gallery. The VIU community acknowledges and thanks the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’amin, Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum First Nation on whose unceded traditional lands we teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge.  

B330, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC. Entrance 5D.


Chai Duncan, VIU Visual Art Instructor and View Gallery Curator, Vancouver Island University


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