Mixed media by Eliza Massey Stanford, Nathaniel Massey, Raymond Massey and Vincent Massey
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 5, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Saturday, April 8, 2–3 p.m.
Rug Hooking Demo with Eliza Massey: Saturday, April 8, 3–4 p.m.
The Ferry Building Gallery is proud to present Sibling Revelry as its first exhibition after a three-year closure. With childhoods steeped in creativity, it was inevitable that all four Massey children would go on to pursue creative careers. For the first time Eliza Massey Stanford, Nathaniel Massey, Raymond Massey, and Vincent Massey are exhibiting together as a tribute to their parents and memorable life growing up in West Vancouver.
Eliza Massey Stanford combines her love for photography, painting, and textiles in her imaginative rug hooking. Her hooked rugs depicting rocks originate from her photos of rocks. Not all rocks are the “right” rocks, and she spends some time finding the perfect ones. The contradictory objects: soft rugs depicting hard rocks, invite the viewer to reach out and touch them.
Nathaniel Massey, like the rest of his siblings, was introduced to the art world at a young age by his mother, a painter, and his father, an architect. Their close circle of artist friends welcomed he and his siblings into the artist way of thinking—seeing the world as multidimensional and open for visual interpretation. His photographs of the early homesteads imagine the solitude early settlers may have endured.
As Raymond Massey gathers beach wood, stones, and shells, his untraditional sculptures start to take form in his mind. Over the past 25 years, Raymond has experimented with assemblies of beach debris: both man-modified or man-made and natural materials to compose his untraditional sculptures.
Vincent Massey discovered pottery at the age of 15 and has been a potter ever since. After studying in England and furthering his education through apprenticeships with exceptional English and Canadian potters, Vincent is now passing his extensive knowledge on through teaching workshops and master classes.
Read about Sibling Revelry in the North Shore News:
West Van's Ferry Building to reopen in April with new exhibit