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THE LIQUIDITY EXPERIENCE EXTENDS BEYOND WINE AND FOOD AND
SHOWCASES ANOTHER PASSION OF OURS, ART.

Art installations in the vineyard grounds go along with paintings and photographs in the bistro and tasting room. All design aspects of this property have been carefully chosen by the owner, Ian MacDonald. The main lobby, tasting room and bistro flow seamlessly onto a large outdoor patio that frames the awe-inspiring view over the edge of our infinity pond. The whole complex, both indoors and out, is over 4,000 sq.ft. Inside we continue with clean modern lines and a colour palette that is predominantly white and grey. There are elements of texture with the rough wood wall and ceiling treatments as well as the board-formed concrete accents of the tasting and service bars. We felt any other tones would detract from the large window walls that frame the views and the art being displayed.
 
 
 

MARK BALTES & KEN McCALL | ARLO ARGOSERIES (MOUNTAIN DANDELION)

Mark Baltes and Ken McCall are the artists behind “Arlo Agoseris” (Mountain Dandelion), that just recently has been installed in Liquidity’s Chef’s garden. The liberal use of polished stainless steel and gleaming aluminum in the construction complements the architecture, and works as a stunning contrast to the spectacular backdrop of the Okanagan Valley.

WILLIAMS BETTS | THE FRAGILE EDGE-VERSION II

Born and raised in New York City, resided in Houston Texas and is currently based in Miami Florida. In 1991, graduating with a Bachelar
of Arts, Studio Art-Cum Laude from Arizona State University, William Betts has exhibited throughout North America and Europe. From this, he uses complex industrial processes to create paintings that reflect the possibilities for an analog medium in a digital age.
www.williambetts.com

JEFF BURGESS | FEASTS OF THE FIELDS

Jeff Burgess is a practicing visual artist and illustrator with over 25 years experience. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his artwork appears in many collections throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. He also has work in the collections of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Microsoft, The Alberta Art Foundation and The Calgary Contemporary Arts Foundation. An honours graduate from the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, he has made Vancouver his home since 1984.
www.jeffburgessfineart.com

DAVID BURDENY | RICE TERRACES

Primarily self taught, his architecture and design background greatly influences his penchant for simple exacting photographs of sky, horizon and the marks humankind leaves behind. He uses unusually long exposures to see that which our eyes can not. Moving beyond the literal, his images have been described as ominous, haunting, beautiful and meditative.
www.davidburdeny.com

BRENT COMBER | THE SHATTERED SPHERE

Brent Comber was given wood from old growth trees that had fallen during a fateful storm in Vancouver’s renowned Stanley Park. Combined with the human desire to “fix” what had been destroyed, he reassembled the split wood into a dynamic Shattered Sphere, symbolizing the transformation of a community’s sadness into reverent artwork.
www.brentcomber.com

JOHN DANN | ARBUTUS II

John Dann left school at the age of sixteen and attended the Montreal Museum School of Art. At age eighteen he traveled to Italy where he briefly attended the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Carrara, before leaving the school to work in foundries and marble ateliers. He undertook numerous sculptured portraits of prominent Canadians, including John Diefenbaker, Dr. Wilder Penfield, Lester Pearson and Glenn Gould, as well as the bronze statue of Sir John A. Macdonald. In 1985 Dann moved to Massachusetts, a time that saw his sculpture became increasingly abstract. When he returned to Canada in 2008 there was again a demarcation that saw painting and colour become a more important element in his work.

TEO GONZALEZ | TEN THOUSAND DOTS

Teo González was born in Zaragoza, Spain in 1964. In 1997 he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the California State University, Bakersfield, CA with a B.A. in Art. The artist currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

RICHARD HUDSON | TWISTED

Twisted elevates the traditional serpentine shape from an “object of the gaze” to a vehicle of performance wherein the viewer sees themselves repeatedly reflected back. In circumambulation of the sculpture, the viewer is confronted with multifarious perspectives where the twisting of the form seems to continue ad infinitum. Richard Hudson has installed over 50 monumental sculptures in renowned private collections, public places and sculpture parks around the world.
www.kazanjian.net

ROSELINA HUNG | MASH UP GIRL

Roselina Hung (b. 1980) is a visual artist with a MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK, and a BFA from the University of British Columbia. She also spent one year on exchange at L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Her works have been exhibited internationally and can be found in private collections around the world. She has taught at Central Saint Martins and attended residencies at The Banff Centre, Ox-Bow School of Arts and SÍM Reykjavik. Roselina lives and works in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
www.roselinahung.com

JEFF BURGESS | RED BRIGADE

Jeff Burgess is a practicing visual artist and illustrator with over 25 years experience. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his artwork appears in many collections throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. He also has work in the collections of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Microsoft, The Alberta Art Foundation and The Calgary Contemporary Arts Foundation. An honours graduate from the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, he has made Vancouver his home since 1984.
www.jeffburgessfineart.com

KEVIN JUDE SPETIFORE | COMPOSITION NUMBER THIRTY SEVEN

TKevin Spetifore was born in Vancouver and studied in SanFrancisco, at both the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design and the Academy of Art College, and then at the Study Centre for the History of the Fine and Decorative Arts in London, England. Exposed to colour theory at the Schaeffer School, Spetifore discovered the many possibilities of colour as a visual language. His series of collages, using a palette of 160 colours of fine paper, have developed from automatic drawings that he has used to journal and communicate ideas visually.

PHILLIP JARMAIN | BELLE ISLE AUARIUM
PART OF THE AMERICAN BEAUTY PROJECT

This exhibition presents the photographic work of Canadian photographer Philip Jarmain. Since 2010 Jarmain has been documenting the increasingly rapid destruction of Detroitʼs early twentieth-century buildings. His emphasis in this work is on the architecture itself of these vanishing edifices: The form and the detail. In Jarmainʼs own words: "These are the last large format architectural photographs for many of these structures." This is work of great visual impact, the scale and definition of the images translating for the viewer into space that one enters, a physical presence that one feels, and history that one contemplates.
www.philipjarmain.com

JIM KAZANJIAN | PORTLAND, OREGON
BLACK & WHITE PHOTO COMPOSITE IMAGES

This exhibition presents the photographic work of Canadian photographer Philip Jarmain. Since 2010 Jarmain has been documenting the increasingly rapid destruction of Detroitʼs early twentieth-century buildings. His emphasis in this work is on the architecture itself of these vanishing edifices: The form and the detail. In Jarmainʼs own words: "These are the last large format architectural photographs for many of these structures." This is work of great visual impact, the scale and definition of the images translating for the viewer into space that one enters, a physical presence that one feels, and history that one contemplates.
www.philipjarmain.com

GRANT LEIER | FISH OUT OF WATER

Leier creates with intense color, pattern, and a sense of celebration. He once compared himself to a crow who sets out to collect the most beautiful and colourful objects it could find. His quick wit and quirky sense of humour combine to make works that both titillate and excite the viewer. Viewers are drawn in by his bold colours and their attention is held by Leier’s immaculate attention to detail. His paintings can now be found in private and corporate collections across the country.

CHARLES MALINSKY | ANGEL (FIRST STUDY)

Charles Malinsky is an internationally acclaimed Canadian painter. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in countless publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him of one of the most dynamic figurative painters working in the 21st century.
www.charlesmalinsky.com

IAN MACDONALD | REBAR TREES

The trees at the entrance of Liquidity were designed by the owner Ian MacDonald. Inspired by Robert Evan’s trees at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles the trees at Liquidity were custom-built and installed in 2013. The interior has been planted with silver lace, a fast-growing plant, that will continuously bloom white throughout the summer.

SALUSTIANO | RED BOY

The subject of Salustiano’s art is invariably the portrait. Portraying his subjects often with the emotion and expression of the glance that creates a connection with the viewer. The presence of dualities becomes more explicit at the visual level of the image representation and composition: a determined and sometimes severe look, contrasting with patronizing gestures or the delicacy of a pair of hands.
www.salustiano.com

SEAN MILLS | RATIONAL AESTHETICS

Sean holds a BA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University. Based in Vancouver, Mills explores his interest in light, transparency and especially pushing the boundaries of paint. His interest in the ability of paint to both occupy and contain space, its interaction with light, and the effects of time, labour, and process are all elements of Mills' extraordinary sculptural paintings.
www.sean-mills.com

DON MORRIS | SHAZAM II

Since retiring from his plastic surgery practice in 2002, Morris has transformed his lifelong passion of contemporary art into becoming a full-time artist. Shazam II is part of a series entitled “Searching for Heroes”, where comic strips are deconstructed and then re-built into multi-dimensional colourful and textural pieces. From a distance, the pieces appear to be quite abstract, but upon a closer look a story is told from the comic strip images, and particular word bubbles are selected carefully and are visible throughout.
www.donmorrisart.com

CHARLES MALINSKY | JESTER

Charles Malinsky is an internationally acclaimed Canadian painter. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in countless publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him of one of the most dynamic figurative painters working in the 21st century.
www.charlesmalinsky.com

VAUGHN NEVILLE | ABSTRACT

Vaughn’s interest in painting began early on as an art student and later flourished under the mentorship of iconic Canadian abstract painter Jack Shadbolt. Vaughn’s early abstractions of the natural landscape have in the last decade developed into complete abstraction, forging a determined and rigorous exploration of the possibilities of paint and canvas. From 1986 to 1995 Vaughn exhibited his work with the Bau-xi gallery in Vancouver and Toronto and has since shown his work independently in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
www.vaughnneville.com

IAN SHELDON | STORM ON CANOLA FIELDS

Ian Sheldon is an award-winning, career artist internationally known for his diversity in both medium and subject. Sheldon focus his attention on the wide horizon and big sky of the prairie. Working in oil, these sometimes huge paintings explore his sense of place and are highly sought after. Shows across Canada, and in San Francisco and New York have firmly cemented his presence in the art world and by 2004, by the age of 33, he was already listed in the Canadian Who’s Who for his contributions to the national arts and culture scene.
www.iansheldon.com

BRENT COMBER | 48 INCH ALDER DISC

Brent Comber was given wood from old growth trees that had fallen during a fateful storm in Vancouver’s renowned Stanley Park. Combined with the human desire to “fix” what had been destroyed, he reassembled the split wood into a dynamic Shattered Sphere, symbolizing the transformation of a community’s sadness into reverent artwork.
www.brentcomber.com

JIM KAZANJIAN
BLACK & WHITE PHOTO COMPOSITE IMAGES

This exhibition presents the photographic work of Canadian photographer Philip Jarmain. Since 2010 Jarmain has been documenting the increasingly rapid destruction of Detroitʼs early twentieth-century buildings. His emphasis in this work is on the architecture itself of these vanishing edifices: The form and the detail. In Jarmainʼs own words: "These are the last large format architectural photographs for many of these structures." This is work of great visual impact, the scale and definition of the images translating for the viewer into space that one enters, a physical presence that one feels, and history that one contemplates.
www.philipjarmain.com

CORI CREED | UNTITLED

Cori Creed is an established West Coast Canadian painter who captures the coastal landscape with joy and vitality. The wealth of texture and colour in the Canadian landscape provide Creed with the perfect reference for an exploration in painterly process and expression. Reflections of tangled branches observed while canoeing on a tranquil eastern lake; the graphic contrast found in a grove of birches; shadows cast over jumbles of rocks and driftwood on west coast beaches; fields of wild grasses and blooms--all lend inspiration to Creed’s work.
www.coricreed.com

JACK SHADBOLT | LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

Jack Shadbolt (1909-1998) was a respected and beloved artist, teacher and benefactor who made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Canada and particularly in British Columbia. Shadbolt represented Canada in international exhibitions around the world, and exhibited in all major public galleries across Canada for 60 years. His works are represented in all major galleries across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, and in many private and corporate collections.

KEVIN JUDE SPETIFORE | UNDULATION #13

Kevin Spetifore was born in Vancouver and studied in SanFrancisco, at both the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design and the Academy of Art College, and then at the Study Centre for the History of the Fine and Decorative Arts in London, England. Exposed to colour theory at the Schaeffer School, Spetifore discovered the many possibilities of colour as a visual language. His series of collages, using a palette of 160 colours of fine paper, have developed from automatic drawings that he has used to journal and communicate ideas visually.

MARTHA STURDY | PEOPLE

Martha applies natural constitution and scale to her compositions, to harness nature’s emotive influence. Her simplified forms evoke Suprematism, however the rough edge is for her an important part of the balance between her own hand and the ruling force behind her creativity. Martha’s freestanding sculptures are as much a representation of our state among nature as they are a reflection of nature.
www.marthasturdy.com

TIM OKAMURA | THE LIONESS

Tim Okamura investigates identity, the urban environment, metaphor, and cultural iconography through a unique method of painting – one that combines an essentially ‘realist’ approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media. The juxtaposition of the rawness and urgency of street art and academic ideals has created a visual language that acknowledges a traditional form of story-telling through portraiture, while infusing the work with resonant contemporary motifs.
www.timokamura.com

CHARLES MALINSKY | BLACK CIRCUS PROJECT – ANASTASIYA

Charles Malinsky is an internationally acclaimed Canadian painter. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in countless publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him of one of the most dynamic figurative painters working in the 21st century.
www.charlesmalinsky.com

BRUCE PASHAK | ARIES MEETS PISCES

Bruce Pashak is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist who uses imagery, text and technology to create abstracted anti-narratives that both affirm culturally-encoded associations and break free of these limitations. The images become an experience, a slippery personal tour through existentialism where the meaningful is unhinged and the meaningless finds its private value.
www.brucepashak.com

DYLAN PILSHKA-HUMPHREYS | A WAKE

Humphreys approaches the physical experience and tradition of art while simultaneously contrasting and incorporating the world of non-art. An appreciation of contemporary aesthetics through works of comics, hip-hop, and film is an essential part of the imagining behind his narrative. Dylan's work explores the relationship between the artist's body, mind, and surrounding political structure. Humphreys prefers to operate at a spontaneous rate out of an urgent desire to complete works that also imbues a relationship to performance.
www.dylanhumphreys.com

JONATHAN SYME | SCRIBBLE PAINTING 1

With their tactile surfaces and compelling colours, Jonathan Syme’s sculptural paintings highlight materiality. His formal compositions represent various pathways and responses in an ongoing dialogue with abstraction, and evoke a sensation of process and movement.

OLA VOLO | CHANEL

Ola Volo, a Canadian illustrator from Kazakhstan who graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a very distinctive style in her art. She draws from history, multiculturalism and folklore to bring together animals, people, architecture and nature into diverse narratives full of symbolism and elaborate forms. Each character that she creates has its own distinct personality and their stories celebrate the little surprises of everyday life.
www.olavolo.com

CHARLES MALINSKY | ZEBRA GIRL (FIRST STUDY)

Charles Malinsky is an internationally acclaimed Canadian painter. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in countless publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him of one of the most dynamic figurative painters working in the 21st century.
www.charlesmalinsky.com

JOHANN WESSELS | DRAGONFLY

Born in South Africa, Johann Wessels taught at various art schools and worked in film and TV before settling in the Okanagan where he paints full time in his studio.
www.johannwessels.com

JONATHAN SYME | UNTITLED

With their tactile surfaces and compelling colours, Jonathan Syme’s sculptural paintings highlight materiality. His formal compositions represent various pathways and responses in an ongoing dialogue with abstraction, and evoke a sensation of process and movement.

MARTHA STURDY | JACKSON SPHERE

These amazing hand crafted spheres are made of solid steel rods. Each one is an original, no two are the same. They are statement pieces and available in charcoal or rust colour.
www.marthasturdy.com

TIM OKAMURA | PERSEPHONE

Tim Okamura investigates identity, the urban environment, metaphor, and cultural iconography through a unique method of painting – one that combines an essentially ‘realist’ approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media. The juxtaposition of the rawness and urgency of street art and academic ideals has created a visual language that acknowledges a traditional form of story-telling through portraiture, while infusing the work with resonant contemporary motifs.
www.timokamura.com

CHARLES MALINSKY | BLACK CIRCUS STILTMAN

Charles Malinsky is an internationally acclaimed Canadian painter. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in countless publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him of one of the most dynamic figurative painters working in the 21st century.
www.charlesmalinsky.com

JEFF BURGESS | THE DINNER PARTY

Jeff Burgess is a practicing visual artist and illustrator with over 25 years experience. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his artwork appears in many collections throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. He also has work in the collections of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Microsoft, The Alberta Art Foundation and The Calgary Contemporary Arts Foundation. An honours graduate from the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, he has made Vancouver his home since 1984.
www.jeffburgessfineart.com

BRUCE PASHAK | GRETA AND THE DRESS OF LIFE

Bruce Pashak is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist who uses imagery, text and technology to create abstracted anti-narratives that both affirm culturally-encoded associations and break free of these limitations. The images become an experience, a slippery personal tour through existentialism where the meaningful is unhinged and the meaningless finds its private value.
www.brucepashak.com

JACK SHADBOLT | LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

Jack Shadbolt (1909-1998) was a respected and beloved artist, teacher and benefactor who made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Canada and particularly in British Columbia. Shadbolt represented Canada in international exhibitions around the world, and exhibited in all major public galleries across Canada for 60 years. His works are represented in all major galleries across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, and in many private and corporate collections.

 

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