MAS News: Art Exhibitions Return at VIU Powell River, with Rabideye’s DAMAGE NOTED – starts Nov. 3

Presented through Malaspina Art Society.

Excerpt from exhibition notes

The title of this show, ‘Damage Noted’, is a reference to a term that librarians use to stamp onto books that have undergone damage, but are either still in circulation, headed for repair or destined to be destroyed. Within this context, the ‘Noted’ aspect is meant to dissuade further complaints from patrons regarding the state of the books, as an acknowledgment and mea culpa. Many of the works also contain collage elements and bits of type taken from destroyed books. That said, the title is open to interpretation here beyond this narrow meaning, as it can refer to damage self-inflicted or inflicted upon ourselves as a species  or as individuals  (as through the Covid-19 pandemic affected our physical bodies, our mental states, and our livelihoods), to our environment, physical bodies and minds where the act of living and time leaves its marks and as we grow (and grow older) and change to adapt to our changing contexts. 

In fact this is the process by which these pieces were produced: with little preconception, except for the most basic DNA of any given piece (basic size, materials, selection of colour, shapes and composition). The initial sharp edges of the underpainting are then introduced to heat, stress and chemical changes where the work is transformed quasi-randomly to produce new surfaces through which the artist reinterprets the piece based on previous actions and natural processes. Eventually the work is considered complete, even as often certain aspects such as patinas or rust will continue to work upon certain pieces, indefinitely. 

Most of the work presented in Damage Noted are available for purchase… As-is.  😉


Rabideye is thankful to live in the qathet region, traditional land of the Tla’Amin First Nation. He produces art, food gardens, art exhibitions, web media  design and illustrations (also for hire), and a free 1 hour weekly dance music podcast. He is currently involved in producing Augmented Reality (AR) works that take these aesthetic and philosophical concerns to another level, bridging a formal interest in animation, interactivity, and audio-visual design. A BC Arts Council Pivot grant has enabled him to offer two AR workshops that will be offered to the public in early to mid December at The Art Centre Public Gallery. 

Find out more, visit his online galleries and explore his social media network through 

full exhibition notes at:

MAS News


What the Plus (+) Group Art Exhibition by 17 local LGBTQ2+ (& allied) artists. Guest curated with online content by Rabideye


Alfred Bolster Fiona Tyler
Amber Friedman Giovanni Spezzacatena (rabideye)
Andrea Bennett (guest speaker) Jazz Rico
Angelica Hamilton John Hewson
Blossom (Maia Wade) Karin Birch
Chris Roberts Kathryn Neun
Daniel Rajala Kevin Wilson
Earle Thompson Prashant Miranda
and Sophia Sanford

 Although LBGQT2 stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Queer/Questioning and 2-Spirited, the plus (+) that is usually included after the initialism encompasses a list of other identities that fall under the queer umbrella. Our group art exhibition features 17 local artists ranging in age from 12 to 65+, working in various media, focusing on the ‘+’ itself, as it indicates a range or ‘gradient’, representing the fluid spectrum of human gender and sexuality.

JUNE 20 – JULY 25, 2020

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 12pm-5pm

theyday - a talk with andrea bennett and nola poirier with Q & A

Online Interview and audience Q&A  “Theyday” on

Friday, July 17th at 7pm

 An exploration of the way queer identities have evolved over time, including the initialism LGBTQ+ and its additions and spaces and everything in-between, with author Andrea Bennett. Access through

Sponsored by: qathet Community Justice – BC Arts Council – Malaspina Art Society, Powell River Council for Arts & Culture – PR Pride.

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