BC Children’s Hospital Pre-Gala Kick-Off Event

On March 7, 2020, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation will be auctioning off world-renowned contemporary artist Patrick Hughes’ Andy, Jeff, Damien at the 25th annual For Children We Care gala.
Since 1995, this signature gala has received tremendous support from the Chinese Canadian community, raising over $21 million to help safeguard the health of kids across BC.
To mark this milestone year, the gala’s long-time supporter Christian Chia, CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group, and his wife Carol Chia has generously donated this original Patrick Hughes work in support of BC Children’s Hospital.
This year’s gala will raise critical funds for BC Children’s Hospital’s world-class orthopedic team. Funds will help build a comprehensive research program that will advance the best care, treatments and surgical techniques for kids, and provide the critical equipment needed to continue operating on the front lines of innovation.
The advance bidding of Hughes’ masterpiece is just the first step of many in the gala’s efforts to help this leading group of experts in their quest to transform even more lives.
Bids received at the preview will be carried forward to the gala on March 7 where the live auction will conclude bidding.

卑诗省儿童医院基金会将于2020年3月7日举行第二十五届天下父母心慈善晚宴。当晚将拍卖当代超现实主义的英国艺术家帕特里克·休斯(Patrick Hughes) 的作品《安迪·杰夫·达米恩》(Andy,Jeff,Damien) ,为儿童医院募款。
自1995年起,天下父母心慈善晚宴就深受省内华裔社区的鼎力支持,在过去24年,已为卑诗省儿童医院筹募了超过2千1百万加元,不断帮助坚守省内儿童的健康。
今年晚宴将迎来第二十五周年,为了纪念这个里程碑,卑诗省最大汽车经销商集团OpenRoad Auto Group行政总裁Christian Chia与其夫人Carol Chia,同时身为儿童医院的长期支持者,慷慨捐赠了这副极有收藏价值的作品,为推进儿童护理尽一份心。
今年的晚宴将为卑诗省儿童医院的骨科菁英团队筹募重要资金。以募得五百万加元为目标,当晚的善款将用于创建世界闻名的骨科研究计画,帮助推进医疗科技,引领突破性的护理,和为外科医生们配备最先进的专业医疗仪器。
即日起截至晚宴当日,休斯的代表性作品安迪·杰夫·达米恩》(Andy,Jeff,Damien)将在 Elan Fine Art Gallery 展示。有意竞标者可透过画廊优先投标,助天下父母心晚宴向筹款目标跨出第一步,并协助儿童医院骨科团队能继续发展创新与精进的技术,改善更多病童的一生。
竞标将于3月7日晚宴当晚结标。

LINE and SPACE Press Release

ALEXANDER JOWETT & ARNO KORTSCHOT: LINE and SPACE
April 27th to June 1st, 2019
Elan Fine Art, 4-258 East 1st Ave, Vancouver
Reception: Saturday, April 27th, 1 – 5 pm

Elan Fine Art is pleased to present a joint exhibition of the works by Alexander Jowett and Arno Kortschot. Line and Space will open on April 27th and runs until June 1st.

In this exhibition, the works of Alexander Jowett and Arno Kortschot examine our needs and desires to look introspectively, by exploring how and why we look outwards to the universe and nature, with our relentless search on the subjective approach to phenomenon and concepts we have no ability to understand or explain.

Alexander Jowett, now a Toronto based artist spent a decade as a travel journalist. Jowett’s desire of recalling a memory, where he recreates a silence, a moment of ecstasy, and a space, or simply a lack thereof, is often done by articulating repeating lines that increase in proximity towards the centre of a working surface, which denotes the particular moment when the sky meets the sea, the sea to land, land to sky. He references some of his works to Baptism of Solitude (Le Baptême de la Solitude), writing by American expatriate writer Paul Bowles of his reflection of a dreamlike, transcendental experience of visiting the Sahara Desert. Through this labour-intensive arduous process, Jowett captures the essence of the physical world, yet also the dysphoria of magic lost through our experience of this deceptively pure, yet delicately complex network that encompasses us.

In Arno Kortschot’s works, he positions himself as a conduit between space and experience, for him, his works are “purely a spatial concept” which provides his viewers a “visceral, physical experience”. Kortschot chose zinc as the medium of his expression to reflect the timeless and imperfect qualities of nature. Bright, ravishing colours are encapsulated in hard-edged zinc panels, creating dynamic geometric minimalist forms, which so often refer to the art and architectural forms of the Netherlands, his homeland. His minimalist works seek to inspire the viewers to re-position themselves against nature and breakthrough conventional and traditional ways of observation.

To these artists, there is an endless nature to line and to space. When voids and lines exist in a continuous perpetual manner, it bends and folds, creating planes and depth, thus the space is created to serve an emotive purpose. Every detailed treatment of the surface becomes a delicate, soft, sensual experience created between the artist’s hand and the viewer, and a moment palpably and tenderly trapped within the material.

For images and additional information, please contact the gallery at 604-728-0993, or info@elanfineart.ca

Alexander Jowett, Toronto based artist, son of Henry Roger Jowett, the visual arts director at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON, graduated as a philosophy major from Dalhousie University. His works have been featured in Affordable Art Fair, New York, Love Art Toronto, Art Toronto, Papier Art Fair, and Contact Festival. His most recent solo exhibitions ‘Reflections’ and ‘Le Bapteme de la Solitude’ were hosted by Alison Milne Gallery in Toronto.

Arno Kortschot, born in The Netherlands, received his BFA from ArtEz, former School of the Arts Constantijn Huygens, is now a Vancouver based artist. His works are regularly exhibited in US, Canada and the Netherlands, including the Singer Laren Museum. His works have been featured in Context New York, Context Miami, Dallas Art Fair, Palm Springs Art Fair, Art Toronto. His works have been published in various magazines, including ‘Collect’ and ‘Western Living’. Kortschot is often commissioned for both public and private collections, his works are included in the Sanders Collection, Haarlem, and the Province Zwolle, The Netherlands.