Artist Amy J. Dyck sits in front of one of her paintings showing a standing woman/

Listen to a local artist share her story of how art helped her through a crisis and became part of her healing.

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Add to Calendar 20211104 193000 20211104 210000 America/Vancouver Thursday Artist Talk: Amy J. Dyck, "Art and the Journey through a Crisis" Listen to a local artist share her story of how art helped her through a crisis and became part of her healing. Surrey Art Gallery - 13750 88 Ave


Surrey Art Gallery - 13750 88 Ave

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Amy J. Dyck will take listeners on an emotional journey as she tells the story of a sudden and painful crisis that landed her in a wheelchair in 2017. She used art to process her new life, build resilience, and find humour and healing along the way. She will show a selection of images from five bodies of work that each relate to different stages of processing, rebuilding, and growth. 

Having studied in the classical style of the old masters, Dyck now works mainly in oil paint, charcoal, and collage. She incorporates high realism and abstraction into her figurative, autobiographical artwork. Her deep interest in vulnerability and the human condition holds up a mirror to listeners’ own struggles and resilience.

This talk is part of Surrey Art Gallery Association's monthly Thursday Artist Talks.

About the Artist

Amy J. Dyck is largely a self-taught artist who has leaned heavily on research, reading, and studying the works of important artists. Largely autobiographical, her work is a unique mix of representational and expressionism and strives to express something deeper in the human experience than can be observed by the eye. She actively teaches and demonstrates painting and drawing for all ages in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley and has her work in collections around North America and internationally. She lives in Langley, BC.

About Surrey Art Gallery Association

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art and be part of a community that actively supports Surrey Art Gallery.

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