News & Events
Wine Tasting by Liquidit Wines
June 6, 2013
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Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
February 15, 2013 - February 17, 2013
Opening Night Preview Party
Benefiting Palm Springs Art Museum
Thursday, February 14 6pm – 9pm
Open to the public
Friday, February 15 10am - 8pm
Saturday, February 16 10am - 8pm
Sunday, February 17 10am - 6pm
CONTEXT Art Miami
December 4, 2012 - December 9, 2012
The Jennifer Kostuik Gallery has just returned from the CONTEXT Art Miami
Art Fair. This was the gallery's third year to participate in the largest and
longest running satellite art fair surrounding Miami Art Basel. Sculpture
artist Brent Comber attended the fair with us to assist in promoting his 60 inch diameter Shattered Sphere, which was part of the Public Spaces Project of our fair, curated by Julia Draganović of the LaRete Art Projects.
October 26, 2012 - October 29, 2012
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery is participating in Art Toronto 2012.
Come visit us at Booth #732 and take look at new work by David Burdeny, William Betts, Brent Comber, Alex Couwenberg, Curtis Cutshaw, Kumiko Fujinami, Steven Goring, Marianne Lovink, Sasha Rogers, and Stephen Hutchings.
October 26-29, 2012
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE
North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West
For more information or to order tickets,
call the Art Gallery of Ontario
at 416.979.6628 or visit AGO Tickets
Friday October 26 12 - 8pm
Saturday October 27 12 - 8pm
Sunday October 28 12 - 6pm
Monday October 29 12 - 6pm
Dianne Bos's pinhole photographs receive well-deserved attention
September 9, 2012
Dianne Bos's pinhole phtographs have been added to the permanent collection of three prominent galleries this year:
The Kamloops Art Gallery has selected 'Jardin des Plantes', an early work from her 'Son et Lumière' series, for their collection. The piece was first shown at the gallery as part of Bos's solo show there in 2002.
The Pinhole Resource Centre in New Mexico has donated their extensive Pinhole Photography Collection, which includes several of Bos's pieces, to the New Mexico History Museum.
And in May 2011, after being invited to show her work in 'FOTOGRAFIA STENOPEICA', at the Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Senigallia, Italy, Bos was asked to donate a two pieces to their permanent photography collection.
Bos's work has also been selected for the exhibition 'The End of the World', organized by the French Pinhole Centre. The exhibition opened at Centre Civic Can Baste, Barcelona, Spain, in April 2012 and will be traveling to Orense, Galicia-Spain, in October 2012 for 'El Otunio fotografico'. The exhibition will then go on to the Centre Culturel André Malraux du Bourget, La Bourget, France, from the middle of December to the end of January 2013.
Check out: http://frenchpinholecenter.blogspot.fr/ for more info.
Brent Comber at Bellevue Art Museum
August 21, 2012
Last weekend, we crossed the border for a fun reception at the Bellevue Art Museum in Washinton. The BAM's Curator, Stephano Catalani, and guests were thrilled with Brent Comber's loan to their new sculpture garden, and we love it too!
The BAM focuses on Art, Design, and Craft, check them out here: http://www.bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/court_of_light.html
David Burdeny at the Centrer for Photographic
September 8, 2012 - October 20, 2012
The Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel California is exhibiting David Burdeny's series "Ancora". They will be presenting a concurrent lecture on September 8th, at 3:00pm at Carpenter Hall.
Gallery Hop Vancouver 2012
April 28, 2012
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery is participating in Gallery Hop Vancouver 2012. Make sure to stop by and check out our show of paintings by Alex Couwenberg, a San Francisco-based artist. The work is on display from April 12th - May 13th.
artMRKT San Francisco
May 17, 2012 - May 20, 2012
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery is participating in artMRKT San Francisco 2012. If you're in San Francisco, stop by and visit us at our booth during the fair!
Brent Comber Cocktail Reception and Artist Talk
February 9, 2012
You are invited to a Cocktail Reception and Artist Talk introducing the sculptural works of Vancouver based artist, Brent Comber.
Thursday evening, February 9th, 5:30-8pm.
Please join us for an evening of stories, discussion, and an open invitation to touch the art work!
When Brent Comber was given wood from one of Canada’s oldest known trees located in near the Capilano River in North Vancouver BC, he did not realize that working with this ancient material would have such a profound effect on him. The powerful history of the tree, including the many different communities that had inhabited the area over the centuries, inspired him to look backward in time. Working with this significant material triggered a desire to create art that would engage the viewer’s curiosity while also revealing the entire story of the tree. Thus the inspiration for Comber’s art stems from his connection to the basic material used in his work. This connection has everything to do with personal history, a sense of place in the region and the community in which the artist was born.
Comber sees wood as a language rather than as a functional building material. His ability to take material and transform it so that we can see it from a different perspective speaks to his desire to alter perceptions and awaken new ways of thinking. Wood is his canvas that allows him to reveal the symbolic journey that connects people to each other, as well as to themselves. It is his interpretation of the natural world that drives Brent to create art works that reflect the stories that surround him.
Comber’s art is created for indoor and outdoor applications. A natual story teller, the artist will discuss the inspiration and application choices behind his Alder Disk, Solid Spheres, Shattered Spheres and his Sentinal Series. It is this notion of changing perceptions that drives Comber’s art, his desire to convey the physicality that occurs when working with wood and to reveal how his process hopes to unfold the unique energy that exists within this universal material.
Brent Comber at IDS12
January 26, 2012 - January 29, 2012
Brent Comber is with Jennifer Kostuik featuring his Shattered Spheres at Interior Design Show 2012 in Toronto from January 26-29.
Brent Comber aquires large spruce.
January 26, 2012
Brent Comber acquired a large spruce from Squamish. The tree was felled approximately 8 years ago. Comber states about the process of finding materials, "Initially, I made all of my pieces from wood that I salvaged from demolition sites around Vancouver. My material now comes from several environmentally friendly sources. But while my wood choices are in keeping with the percepts of sustainability, this is incidental rather than intentional. I simply want to use wood that best suits my purposes: unprocessed wood with cracks, bark sinews, knots, and swirling and uneven grain patterns. This type of wood is not available from most commercial wood outlets, which generally stock clear, straight-grained wood. Instead, I visit mills, lumber yards and other sources to find cast-off wood in which the lumber industry has little or no interest. For me, this is authentic wood, wood with powerful character, and capable of telling the strongest and most vivid stories."