Small Works Exhibit: South Main Gallery

If you are exploring Vancouver this holiday season, take a moment with the ones you love and head down to South Main Gallery. The Gallery is strategically located in amongst the gallery, restaurant, artist loft and brew pubs in the city. My Reykjanes Series will be part of this exhibition.

SoMa

South Main Gallery

Where: 279 East 6th Avenue · Vancouver BC · V5T 1J7
When: Tue-Thur 10am-5:30pm · Fri-Sat 11am to 5:30pm
Private Viewings: by appointment
Featured Artists: John Ferrie, Edward Peck, Carla Tak, Scott Plear, David Tyco, Kevin Flood and Emmanuelle Renard
Dates: Exhibition open until January 15, 2016

Telling Stories Exhibition and the On the Wall Series

On the Wall Series, photographed in Germany in 2015, will be part of the Telling Stories:a visual art exhibition opening on the 7th of November 2015. The exhibition will include photography, painting, sculpture, fibre art and other installations. It will feature the following nine artists: Alison Keenan, Phyllis Schwartz, Jim Friesen, Daphne Harwood, Sophi Liang, Colette Lisoway, Edward Peck, Debra Sloan and June Yun.

This is the BestB4 Collective’s latest exhibition, and it is graciously hosted by the Chinese Cultural Centre in their On-Tak Cheung Exhibition Gallery.

Opening: Saturday, November 7, 2015

Location: 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC

Regular Hours: 11:am – 5pm (Tue-Sat), Nov 7th – Dec 19

For Special Hours and Events see BestB4Collective’s Blog

For more information please go to the BestB4 Collective’s events page:
http://bestb4collective.blogspot.ca/p/events.html )

A Brief Word About the Series

My artist practice has always been about teaching myself to see. While walking around Berlin and Hamburg, I noticed that older buildings were pockmarked. At first I thought it was due to the elements.  However, stopping in a museum courtyard, I noticed that the marks extended up a couple of stories and then disappeared. It then occurred to me that the marks were not wear and tear, but rather, gun fire that had been sprayed against the side of the building. This wall was indeed telling a story. On other buildings the marks were covered by layers of graffiti, which at first I attributed to vandals and perhaps, a lack of city maintenance. Suddenly, I saw that the work on the walls was a conversation between established international artists, the body politic, local artist and community over time. Here, depicted on the wall, were stories of the past and present, layer upon layer.

Manolis Second Hand

The Salton Sea Eco-Disaster — I cannot look away

Sassalog

Telling Stories: a visual art exhibition, a new exhibition presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver in collaboration with the BestB4 Collective, opens at the On-Tak Cheung Gallery at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum on Saturday, 07 November, 2015 from 2 – 4pm.

This new  BestB4 Collective project is a collaboration with nine visual artists and community members; the gallery is transformed into a meeting place where photography, painting, ceramics, fibre and installations tell and evoke stories. Salton Sea Eco-Disaster — I Cannot Look Away, my Salton Sea photo-graphic story, will be on show in this exhibition.

In the Winter of 2011, I made my second photo-exploration of the Salton Sea in Southern California to continue my study of the environmental impact of the local economy on the region and am now working toward a return to the area for a future photographic project. This eco-disaster is complex:…

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Best Photo Award – North Vancouver Arts Council

Entrance 1, Berlin was selected this Fall by the North Vancouver Arts Council for the Best Photograph Award. The piece will be available for purchase or rental through the Arts Council (for more information click here). This image is part of the series On the Wall photographed in Germany in 2014.  The series explores the infusion of graffiti and art on the walls of buildings in Germanys two largest cities Hamburg and Berlin.

The series will also be featured in Telling Stories: a visual arts exhibition at the On-Tak Cheung Exhibition Hall. The exhibition will open on Saturday November 7th, at 2pm, at 555 Columbia Street Vancouver, BC.

Entrance 1, Berlin

ArtBeat Show!

My large format tree triptych will be part of the ArtBeat Vancouver event this Saturday. The ArtBeat event has been curated by Lynn Ruschiensky and takes place this Saturday, 25 July at the Belkin Residence (7349 Blenheim Street), 4 – 10 pm. Event details and ticket purchase details can found at ArtBeat/The Event.

The event will feature a silent art auction with pieces by up-and-coming and established local artists, as well as exciting live musical performances. There will also be drinks, dancing, and an all round good time.

ArtBeat 2015 is a fund raising event for the expansion of Esther’s Place, a safe house for women fleeing domestic violence, as well as Little Footprints/Big Steps, a charity founded to aid rescuing children from situations of abuse, slavery, homelessness or severe neglect

http://artbeatvancouver.com/event.html

On the Wall Series

Lakes in Gold

This image Lakes of Gold, from the On the Wall Series, is from one of two new series, the Reykjanes Series and the On the Wall Series, that I will premier at the 6th Annual Mid Main Art Fair, Sunday June 7, 2015.  This popular one-day art fair features 17 established artists from the Lower Mainland showing works for sale in a variety of media and styles, including painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking, at beautiful Heritage Hall in Vancouver. Free admission. For more information go to: www.midmainartfair.com.

Sixth Annual Mid Main Art Fair