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
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
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
The first thing you notice about Germany’s two largest cities, Hamburg and Berlin, is the enormous amount of graffiti. But looking closer you realize the advertising of the alternate communities is intermingled with the graffiti and the graffiti itself was heavily influence by the international art world. On the walls you see the influences from Richard Hambleton, Blek le Rat, Jean-Michel Basquiat (SAMO), Walter Josef Fischer (Oz), Oliver Bienkowski, Blu, Mark Jenkins, Ronald English, Caledonia Dance Currie (Swoon), etc. The walls are a museum of the history of graffiti art.
The words that are intermingled with the images often conveyed political statements sometimes several stories high. The graffiti is also still found on the remaining sections of the Berlin wall where much of the graffiti began, as individuals defying its harsh reality, painted art onto its surface. This new series is primarily an abstract exploration of what I found on these walls.
Berlin, Under der Linden
Planet Stresses is one piece from a series called Further Abstraction. It is a series of digital photographs that explore functional objects in the process of being hand modified and reengineered or manmade objects in the process of transition.
If you are interested in the whole series a book is available from the Sassamatt Blurb Bookstore, http://www.blurb.com/b/3568008-poetic-abstractions .