Cut & Colour

Danielle Krysa & Sarah Gee Miller


100-1000 Parker Street, Vancouver


November 15 2018 – January 11, 2019

Patron Art House and Fine Art Framing & Services are pleased to present an exhibition of collaged works by Danielle Krysa and Sarah Gee Miller, curated by Pennylane Shen. 

This exhibition examines the practice of layering narrative, a dialogue shared between both artists through the navigation of colour, space and cultural context. 

 Krysa reworks clippings from photographs and magazines using paint and text to position subjects within the realm of the surreal, often with humour and a twist of the unexpected. Miller’s mathematically symmetric abstractions run vertically, along layers of curving and overlapping circuits, each pulsating with vibrant hues. 

This exhibition coincides with the launch of Danielle Krysa’s new book A Big Important Art Book (Now With Women). Books will be available for purchase at Fine Art Framing & Services on November 15 through the duration of the exhibition while quantities last. 

Danielle Krysa will be present at a special presentation and book signing at Fine Art Framing and Services on Sunday, November 18, from 7 – 9pm. 

Danielle Krysa

 Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Visual Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator (est.2009), and has curated art shows from Washington DC to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Toronto. Danielle creates her own artwork as well – mixed media collages which combine found images, paint, and as much humor as she can pack into each title. When she’s not in the studio, Danielle is writing books : “Creative Block”, “Collage”, and “Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk” were the first three, and her fourth book, “A Big Important Art Book - Now with Women”, will be released in October of 2018. Danielle has also had the great pleasure of speaking at TEDx, PIXAR, Creative Mornings, CreativeLive, and was interviewed for several video segments on oprah.com.


Sarah Gee Miller

Sarah makes paintings and collages that reflect an interest in regularity, equilibrium and the formalities of hard-edged abstraction. With this collection of three hand-cut paper collages and three tondos, she is continuing her investigation into the way colour and shape interact in wondrous ways. In her work, the hard edge is combined with what she calls "warm modernism", a distinctly west coast biomorphism that gives her work a kind of living energy. In the last few years, Sarah has had several group shows and five solo shows, both national and international. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections across Canada, Britain, the United States, and Australia, and has recently been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine as well as Montreal’s Papier 2014 and 2015. She is currently represented by Mayberry Fine Art in Toronto and Winnipeg, and Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver. Sarah lives and works in Vancouver, BC.  


Pennylane Shen

Pennylane Shen is an artist consultant, curator and educator. Since 2008, her company, Dazed and Confucius, has offered individualized artist consultations, group seminars and writing development; assisting and advising fine artists and organizations on navigating the fine art industry. Dazed and Confucius has been recognized locally and internationally with monthly lectures across Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Outside of Dazed and Confucius, Pennylane is an instructor at Langara College and Thrive Studios, in marketing for fine artists and conceptual photography. An avid supporter of art and wellness, she sits on the board for the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Foundation, collecting artwork fornhospital walls. For the past decade, Pennylane has worked in the commercial arts sector including the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver. She is the director of the figurative collective Phantoms in the Front Yard, a group that exhibits multi-disciplinary figurative work annually in pop-up locations.