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On this day in history

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

“Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent kindness of the soul!”

~ Allen Ginsberg, born June 3, 1926

Released on 19 March 1962, Bob Dylan’s debut remains a landmark of popular culture

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

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On this day in history

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

“Because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candle exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awwww!’ “

~  Jack Kerouac, born March 12, 1922

William Perehudoff

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

William Perehudoff a master of colour and paint passed away on this day in 2013. He is an inspiration for many artists in Canada and beyond. We miss him.

Missed

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The passing of Doug Haynes

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Great painter and friend Doug Haynes passed away a year ago today.

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Doug lived in Edmonton and was a stalwart of the Canadian art community. He was an exemplary artist who cared much about what he did and about people. One of the most stunning shows for me in recent memory was the complete Toledo Series shown just last year at the Art Gallery of Alberta.  I had the great opportunity to work with Doug in the print studio at Keyano College in Fort McMurray. On two separate visits (totaling about ten working days), he created over 150 monotypes. He liked to tease me after that about being a “task master”. But I think he was simply showing me the enthusiasm for work that permeated his life. For several years, Doug served as the chairperson of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta,

Nicolle Marsh Flats

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

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This work completed about one year ago records a visit Rhonda and I made to Saskatchewan in a new way. The image, that is 24″ x 54″, fuses photography with Mylar’s that were drawn while walking on the Nicolle Marsh Flats near Buffalo Pound Lake. There are five other related works from that visit.

‘Scapes at Headbones in Vernon, BC

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

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Rhonda and I have an exhibition at Headbones, 6700 Old Kamloops Road in Vernon, BC. Along with us, the show features Mary Smith McCulloch and Paul Roux. The public opening reception is from 6-8PM on Saturday, June 4

 

Sometime in the past with The Mozart Group

Friday, March 6th, 2015

This was my posse. Travelling across Canada; learning the ropes.

Suggestion from Kamloops

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

These are ten drawings that Rhonda and I completed in Kamloops for our upcoming show at the Kamloops Art Gallery. We will be exploring some new ways of presenting this work. The drawings will be unframed and floating about 1½ inches off the walls and we will be drawing on the walls, too.

Craig Willms who is curating this exhibition has written, “For the project in The Cube, the artists walk Kamloops to make marks that reflect their movement across the topography and hint at visual elements of their surroundings. The works combine a type of intaglio technique on paper with drawing. Gouged marks and an absence of pigment combine with drawn lines and fields of colour to represent the terrain and landmarks of a specific locale. It is a visceral process that pushes their collaboration to explore print media and drawing beyond traditional techniques.”

The exhibition runs from April 5 to June 14.





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