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Free Spirt Gallery & Shop

CIRKO BIZZARO | DIANNA BONDER | JUNE 18 - JULY 7, 2024

Guys & Gals and Non-Binary Pals, freaks and geeks, beardos and weirdos, step right up and BEHOLD! The Greatest Show on Earth…Step right up, step right up come closer, you won't believe your eyes!

CIRKO BIZZARO | DIANNA BONDER | JUNE 18 - JULY 7, 2024
CIRKO BIZZARO | DIANNA BONDER | JUNE 18 - JULY 7, 2024

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jul 07, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Free Spirt Gallery & Shop , 590 N Rd, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3, Canada

About the event

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY JUNE 21, 6-8PM | ARTIST TALK: SUNDAY JUNE 23, 2-3PM

Free Spirit Gallery is proud to present Dianna Bonder's first solo show at the gallery Cirko Bizzaro. Dianna is a longtime Gabriola resident and artist, she maintains a full time practice in her studio gallery on Gabriola Island, BC, where she works in resin sculpture, oil painting, and pen and ink drawing. Coco Loco (Dianna Bonder) is a queer multi-disciplinary artist and award-winning author/illustrator of 14 books for children. She trained in fine arts in Toronto before making her way out west. 

Coco’s current project, Cirko Bizzaro, extends the long tradition of the circus freak show. This show and the many paintings represents over a year of immense work and creative prowess. She describes her paintings and style as "cutesque" her hybrid cast of characters harness both a joy and sadness. They are full of colour, fun, irony, weirdness, and incredible details and technique. Her work celebrates alternative contemporary work, pop-surrealism, turning tradition upside down and spinning it. 

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