Kai Choufour's "Newtopia" Showcased at Outdoor Art Gallery
August 23, 2017
Emerging artist Kai Choufour's "Newtopia" is the Commercial Alley Art Gallery’s fifth installation which will be launched during the annual Integrate Arts Festival this weekend. The outdoor gallery is located on the west wall of the Youth Empowerment Society building on the 500 Block of Yates Street.
"Newtopia" is comprised of four, 1.2 metre by 2.4 metre artwork panels featuring colourful shapes expressed with childish grandeur to convey fiction, play, kindness and positivity. Inspired by utopian ideals and 1970s eco- architecture, the artwork depicts four characters: “Spring Fairy”, “Green Future”, “Pink Turtle”, and “Magic Cat”.
Check out "Newtopia" when you're downtown. The temporary installation will be available until August 2018.
Meet the Artist
Take the opportunity to meet Kai Choufour when he presents an Artist Talk at the Integrate Arts Festival pop-up gallery on Saturday, August 26 from 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Victoria Arts Council at the Bay Centre (636 Fort Street near fountain) to launch the installation.