I have a few photos of the Staples House in West Vancouver in an exhibition this month at the Charles H. Scott Gallery at Emily Carr University. The reception is Tuesday, August 6th at 7pm and is open to the public so please come by and check out the work!
Photography and the
West Coast Modern House
August 7 to September 5, 2013
The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present Photography and the West Coast Modern House an exhibition that examines the relationship between photography and architecture from the 1950s to the present through the work of nine prominent photographers. The exhibition presents the work of Jim Breukelman, John Fulker, Arni Haraldsson, Krista Jahnke, Jack Long, Selwyn Pullan, Simon Scott, Martin Tessler, and Graham Warrington.
Since the invention of photography in the early nineteenth century architecture has been a favoured subject as photographers documented the ever-changing urban landscape. Photography has continued to play and important role in promoting and popularizing architecture especially in the post-war period. Photographers were able to capture the innovations of modernist design such as post and beam construction that allowed for large open interior spaces, the emphasis on the flow between indoor and outdoor spaces and the relation of the modern house to its site.
Beginning in the nineteen fifties, magazines like Western Homes and Living, commissioned photographers Graham Warrington, Selwyn Pullan and John Fulker to document the houses featured in the magazine. The photographs and accompanying texts allowed the average person to vicariously inhabit the spaces of these private residences and introduced them to the idea of modern living. Photographers not only popularized the new style, they also contributed to the success of local architects and helped West Coast residential architecture become internationally recognized.
The exhibition Photography and the West Coast Modern House, brings together a selection of mid-century works by Graham Warrington, Selwyn Pullan and John Fulker with works by contemporary photographers Simon Scott, Martin Tessler and Krista Janhke who continue in the tradition of Vancouver architectural photography. The exhibition also includes works by Jim Breukelman and Arni Haraldsson both of whom have produced photographic series' that explore a more intimate view of the modern house . In the late 1980's Breukelman produced a series of photographs of post-war Vancouver bungalows entitled Hot Properties. While Haraldsson photographed three important modern houses inhabited by Vancouver artists BC Binning, Jack Shadbolt and Gordon Smith.
Exhibition curated by Greg Bellerby
Opening Reception: Tuesday August 6, 2013 at 7:00pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/166256466891086/
Vancouver Special is hosting a screen & meet
for the newly released documentary on west coast
modern architecture, Coast Modern, that I have a few photos in July 7th at Vancity Theatre, so get your tickets.
And I have a photo in the second edition of the book,
THIS IS EAST VAN
and show at Interurban Gallery launching July 7th
as well. With the after party at Fortune Sound Club.
So buy the book because it's for a good cause.
Looks like I'm going to have a busy night.
I hope to see you all there!
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you're invited to the launch party for..
sadmag's 6th issue
eight til late @ The Anza Club
I shot some photos for this issue and I'm
excited to see how the article turned out,
so come celebrate with me!
I have three photographs in the upcoming show at Gam Gallery!
check out the opening at:
The Gam Gallery
110 Hastings @ Columbia, Vancouver
I have a photograph displayed at Gam Gallery!
check out the grand opening show at:
The Gam Gallery
110 Hastings @ Columbia, Vancouver
December 10 - 28th
I came across this artist while surfing some blogs...
Chilean artist, Livia Marin, is exhibiting at House of Propellers in London, England
from October 9 - November 7, 2009, curated by Cecilia Brunson.
From the House of Propellers website:
“Broken Things” highlights the meticulous work of Livia Marin, a process–oriented approach,
which appropriates mass-produced and mass-consumed objects, turning them into precious
and uniquely, handcrafted art objects. For this exhibition, Marin finely sculpts everyday
objects – cups, bowls jars and plates – modeled with ruptures, splits and crevices. The
fractures represent fatality and loss, but in repairing and keeping the object she stresses the
relationship of care and continuation. Surreality and repetition are important procedures in
the artist's work, creating a mechanization of the intimate relationship we have with objects
of everyday use.
What also fills these pieces with a unique essence is a printed ‘Willow Pattern’.
This Willow Pattern, copied from fine hand-painted Chinese pottery was manufactured in
the UK using transfer prints signaling a transformation to industrial mass–production. Marin
plays with the dignity and uniqueness of the original –but also with its dissemination into
universal consciousness via industrialization. In the artists own words “I see my work as
situated within a more formal Minimalist agenda. Equally, however, I would want to extend
that agenda to include the more ‘impure’ aspects of things that have been handled and used
bearing a trace of a social history.”
Livia Marin was born in 1973 in Chile; she lives and works in London. Trained as a sculptor,
Marin earned her MFA from Universidad de Chile. She is currently completing her
MPhill/PhD in Arts at Goldsmith College, University of London. Recent exhibitions include
“El lugar de lo invisible”, Sala Gasco, Santiago, Chile; “Manuf®actured: The Conspicuous
Transformation of Everyday Objects”, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon, USA (2008);
“Poetics of the Handmade”, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, USA,
“Maximinimalist”, Institute of Visual Arts (Inova), Milwaukee, USA (2007); “Multiplication”. Museum of
Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile (2006); “IV Bienal MERCOSUR”, Puerto Alegre, Brasil (2003). Marin was nominated on five occasions to the National Fund for the Arts and Culture (FONDART), Government of Chile.
Cecilia Brunson is an independent curator based between London, New York and Santiago.
Well that felt weird. I was just interviewed at Burrard Station by the
CBC and Metro about 'Between Spaces' and my Converse series,
Same Soup Different Flavour: 100 Pairs of Converse Shoes
Media Release: http://www.ecuad.ca/system/files/BCRTC+Public+Art+Project+-+Final.pdf