Archives for category: Lumen Prints

TimeRaiser Vancouver (2014) selected Storm, one of my digital prints, for this year’s auction. TimeRaiser is an organization that promotes volunteer work by purchasing art from local artists and then offering it for auction at an event where emerging professions bid their time in exchange for artwork. While volunteer work is being completed, artwork is displayed in TimeRaiser’s office. This year TimeRaiser auctions are being simultaneously held in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Regina, St. John’s and Winnipeg on Thursday, 08 April. Tickets for Vancouver’s TimeRaiser being held at Simon Fraser University (Segal  Building).

Storm

Storm

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The Tree: Literal and Figurative, an exhibition curated by Alison Keenan and Phyllis Schwartz, expresses the theme of nature as experienced in forests, the built environment and as raw material for industry. This group exhibition presents images and impressions of the tree in a variety of media. The artists from BestB4 Collective are graduates from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the University of British Columbia. The purpose of this exhibition is to show the tree as a common link in Canadian culture that provides a canopy, which spans all cultures, communities, collectives, artists, and individuals.

Exhibiting artists include Ellen Bang (mixed media sculpture installation), Chu Yin Tak (mixed media paper installation), Pauline Doyle (mixed media figurative ceramics),  Alison Keenan (acrylic on canvas), Anna Ruth (installation drawings), Edward Peck (large scale photography), Connie Sabo (mixed media sculpture installation) and Phyllis Schwartz (lumen prints on fibre).

Artists’ Talk and Exhibition Catalog Launch

The Tree: Landscape, Culture and Identity
Join exhibiting artists in a conversation about their art making process and current exhibition at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum. Exhibition Catalogue is available  for $15 at the CCCM  though 17 February or BLURB Publications

Saturday January 25, 2014  2-4pm (Free admission)

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum
555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC 
604.658.8880, 604.658.8883
cccmuseum@gmail.com
Tree: Literal and Figurative Exhibition Catalogue (Sassamatt Publications; available at the CCCM and BLURB Publications)

Tree: Literal and Figurative Exhibition Catalogue  (available for $15  at the CCCM during the exhibition and BLURB Publications; cover design: Anna Ruth, book design: Edward Peck)


The Tree: Literal and Figurative, an exhibition curated by Alison Keenan and Phyllis Schwartz, expresses the theme of nature as experienced in forests, the built environment and as raw material for industry. The purpose of this exhibition is to show the tree as a common link in Canadian culture that provides a canopy, which spans all cultures, communities, collectives, artists, and individuals.This group exhibition presents images and impressions of the tree in a variety of media  will surely evoke myriad myths and memories about the tree. 

The artists from BestB4 Collective are graduates from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the University of British Columbia.  The Tree is an inaugural BestB4 Collective exhibition by eight artists working in eight different media include the paintings of Alison Keenan, experimental photography by Phyllis Schwartz, drawings by Anna Ruth and Tony Chu Yin Tak, large-scale photography by Edward Peck, ceramics by Pauline Doyle, felt sculpture by Ellen Bang and installation work by Connie Sabo. The exhibition is on show at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum in Vancouver between 11 January and 17 February 2014.  Exhibition Details. 

BestB4 Collective is a Vancouver-based collaborative artist collective established by Alison Keenan and Phyllis Schwartz. The focus of their collaboration is an ongoing inquiry into themes of the natural and built environments, the use of public space by the private individual, contemporary dance as an art form and as public performance.

The Tree exhibition includes my recent lumen prints. In the gallery is my series of analogue lumen prints made during a recent visit to New York . New York: What Remains? shows traces and shadows of early summer foliage mostly collected near the Natural History Museum and Central Park. In the showcase windows are my recent digital prints made from handmade negatives. Illuminations is a series of forest abstractions made from kelp forest debris washed ashore at Chesterman Beach and windfall gathered in my back yard after a series of winter and early spring storms.

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It’s art residency season. Working in classrooms adds another layer to my artist practice: ideas spark when I share my ideas, techniques and suggestions. Curious minds ask provocative questions. Busy hands show me how my own practice transforms in a shared creative process. Ideas go places I never would have imagined. Exhibition and celebration brings new ideas to move forward.There’s always much to show for these joyful moments in the classroom, and I long for studio time so I can go forward with new ideas and new work. 

Recently, I presented a  lumen prints workshop  at the ArtStarts Gallery  in celebration of BC Arts and Culture Week in conjunction with Botanimalogy—Expressions of Nature, an exhibition of lumen prints made during my residency at Kitsilano Secondary School. This exhibition of both analogue and digital lumen prints is on show through August at the ArtStarts Gallery at 808 Richards Street, open Tuesday through Saturday.

Check out my new work at two openings on Friday, 25 January. One of my New York street shots is in Bikes Inside, a group exhibition at Hot Art Wet City. Five of my abstracts are showing in Abstract Expressionism, a group exhibition at Photohaus Gallery.

Ninth Avenue Cyclist II is part of a series inspired by Diane Evans and Kristina Kreber; it is a photograph created across the street from B and H Photos in New York (Ninth Avenue and 34th Street). Current work showing in Abstract Expressionism is from a new series of work that continues my lumen printing experimentation; these hybrid prints made from handmade negatives on 4 x 5 sheet film that are digitized.

More exhibition and opening night details below.

Abstract Expressionism
Photohaus Gallery, 14 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
January 25 – 14 February
Opening: 25 January, 7 – 10 pm
Gallery catalogue available
http://photohausgallery.com
Bikes Inside
Hot Art Wet City Pop Up Gallery, 752 East Broadway, Vancouver
25 January – 13 February
Opening: 25 January, 7 – 11 pm
http://hotartwetcity.com/bikes-inside/

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And, if you are at the  Queen Elizabeth Theatre before 18 February 2013, check out In Camera: the working dancer, an exhibition of my photographs and Alison Keenan’s paintings, a body of work made in cooperation with Ballet BC. It is showing in the Mezzanine Gallery and my ceramic sculptures on the top floor. Let me know what you think.

What Remains, a selection of Salton Sea lumen prints and digital photographs are on show in  In the Earth, in the Sky, which Wednesday evening and runs until 04 November.  More specifically, this exhibition shows the work of ten international artists dealing with the theme of death.

My work is a direct confrontation of death forces in the Salton Sea Region on the California-Mexican border where much of the North American produce is grown at great expense to the environment. While some efforts are in motion to reclaim areas of the Salton Sea and residents are expected to clean debris from the beaches, the salt sea continues to dehydrate causing the salinity level to rise which in turn challenges the Tilapia and other marine life to adapt or die. In the surrounding regions, residents have no choice but to purchase water that has been desalinated. My lumen prints record the traces and shadows of this dying seashore.

This exhibition is is presented by Äkkigalleria, a nomadic art gallery located in temporarily vacant storefronts in Jyväskylä, Finland. “Äkkigalleria was founded by visual artist Anna Ruth and graphic designer/photographer Juho Jäppinen, in 2009, out of the necessity to mobilize the visual arts in spur of the moment happenings. [They] strive to promote creative risk taking, to find new and imaginative ways of sharing art with the public and to bring art to different public spheres by recycling existing spaces.” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Äkkigalleria/144130014608?fref=ts

Salton Sea Beach Debris and Dessicated Tilapia (lumen print, 2011)

Desert Salt (2010, Lumen Print on Fibre from Silver Gelatine. Limited Edition 1/1)

 

The Collective — a Curated Marketplace for Contemporary Photography.

Join the artists in attendance on Wednesday, 24 October (7 – 9 pm) for the launch of an exciting collection of contemporary photography. Meet the artists and view the inaugural collection of stunning photography. One of my lumen prints made in the desert near Death Valley is in the collection. Check out the website and join us at the opening. Truth and Beauty Gallery (698 West 16th Avenue). The Collective at Truth and Beauty Gallery

A selection of my Salton Sea photographs have been selected for exhibition in In the Earth, in the Sky (heavens), which will take place at the end of October. More specifically, this exhibition shows the work by artists dealing with the theme of death.

My interest in the Salton Sea speaks through my experimental photography used to document the many layers of death present on the shores of a dead body of water situated near the California/Mexican border. This shore of the largest body of salt water on the North American Continent is comprised of sand, crunching barnacles and the skeletal remains of dead marine life. I am drawn to this area because I cannot look away from this ecological killing field. Here, the hollow eyes of dead tilapia stare back at me with a message about time running out on the eco-clock. The traces and shadows on my lumen prints ask, “What remains?”

This exhibition is coordinated by Äkkigaleria.

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