Herbert Siebner: A CelebrationSeptember 10, 2004 - September 10, 2004
Last year, the Art Gallery was busy organizing a retrospective exhibition to be entitled Herbert Siebner: 50 Years in Canada. Sadly, Herbert Siebner passed away August 3, 2003 as we were completing arrangements for the exhibition. A year later, the Art Gallery is proud to present this exhibition celebrating the life and career of this outstanding painter and printmaker. Beginning with works produced in Europe in the late 1940s and continuing to his most recent work, this exhibition will allow visitors to become reacquainted with, or introduced to, the work of this important Victoria based artist. Throughout his career, Siebner demonstrated a keen interest in expressionism through his prints and his paintings. These works feature bold gesture and rich colour as integral components. Myth, poetry, sensuality and sex are all key elements of his art. This variety of interests is reflected in the multiple ways in which Siebner created art and manipulated the surface of his paintings and works on paper. A selection of works from each of his five decades in Victoria will form a testimonial to Siebner?s contribution to the visual arts ? in our community and in Canada.