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According to an exhibiting artist at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, abstract art is a lot like literature.

The name of the group show, Sun Over Swamp, is taken from the title of a 1964 painting by Takao Tanabe – which is displayed at the gallery along with additional works by the artist. The original painting has been described as “a brushed yellow rectangle hovering over splashes of ochre and umber and hatches of turquoise and slate.”

The show features the work of five artists as they consider ecology through different forms of abstract painting.


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