Elementals @ Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring Island
This summer, Brent Comber’s work will be on display in a show titled “Elementals” at the Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring Island. His new sculpture, Taiga, is reminiscent of the maoi of Easter Island or the Olmec colossal heads. Standing next to these towering pieces is an unforgettable experience, dwarfing those who stand near them. Elementals will be on display until August 12 at the Duthie Gallery, located at 125 Churchill Road on Salt Spring Island. For more information on the Duthie Gallery click here.
The Gulf Islands Driftwood did a great write-up on the show which can be found here.More Insights
The drum has been a coveted instrument of pleasure and ceremony as far back as history itself. I am intrigued by the tendency in a piece of this mass to “check” or crack toward the heart as it dries.The check is an anticipated release of tension, which interrupts the rhythm of the natural timeline. This elemental form exudes empowerment and innocence.View Furniture
This unintentional legacy left behind by these coastal communities is a snap shot into the lives
of these ancient people. The Florencia Bay sculpture is a metaphor for culture, community, and the transference of knowledg. and an homage to a specific place on Vancouver Island.
This large dining table was produced for Yew seafood + bar in downtown Vancouver, which is located inside the Four Seasons hotel. I had initially done a smaller dining table and a wall sculpture many years ago for a different space within the restaurant. This massive table is constructed of Western Maple and is 28 feet in length.View Space