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Judy D. Shane

Judy D. Shane’s photographic artworks explore an interdisciplinary dialogue between painting and photography by examining the world of the painted brushstroke as seen through the macro lens. Her art practice questions and challenges the space between painting and photography by using contemporary digital technologies to create multi-layered photographic composites of individually sculpted strokes of paint. These multicolored tiny paint remnants become large scale compositions of three-dimensional realism and materiality, full of energy, much like a movie still of a frozen moment in time. Her artwork addresses concepts of mathematical ordering, patterning and repetition with a sense of inquisitiveness that permeates through all of Shane’s named series. She is an expert illusionist, defying her original squeezed, spread, smeared and mixed paint material by presenting all the fine details as almost a living, active entity enticing the observer to reach out and try to touch the image portrayed, only to realize it is a flat 2-D surface.  Even Shane’s choice of matte watercolour paper and framing confuses and links the understanding between photography and painting.

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Multiforms & Remnants
, Judy D. Shane’s latest series of artworks under the umbrella title The Painted Photograph, is about the meaning of paint as a pure body of matter. In these new artworks, Shane never totally permits the dissolution of paint; she is careful to illustrate the perpetual contingency of painting’s meaning through the hand of the artist. The Painted Portrait Series is tongue in cheek, portraying famous characters from popular films focusing entirely on the character’s wardrobe, such as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, or using the signature teal blue of Tiffany’s for the portrayal of Holly Go Lightly.  Without even knowing the film character reference, the observer enjoys the playfulness of the color choices and the insanely close details of the texture of the paint, enough to conjure up notions of whipped icing, juicy glittery sequins piled for a glam effect, or a nod of agreement to Shane’s choice of the dark oily red pooling of paint for the portrait of The Blob, a1958 independently made American widescreen science fiction-horror film in color by De Luxe.

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Artist Information

Judy D Shane is an emerging bachelor of fine arts graduate (Emily Carr University – 2012) based in Vancouver. Shane’s current art practice challenges the space between painting and photography using contemporary digital technologies to create multi-layered photographic composites of individually sculpted strokes of paint. These large scale compositions emphasize three-dimensional realism and materiality and address concepts of mathematical ordering, patterning and repetition. Prior to completing her degree, Shane worked as a visual effects compositor in the film and television industry. Her work has appeared in commercials, episodic television series, video game cinematics, music videos, documentaries and film. She has received nominations for an Emmy award (Best visual effects) (2001), a Gemini award (Best visual effects) (2001) and two Leo awards (Best visual effects in a dramatic series) (2001). She is represented by Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver and Agora Gallery in New York.

Artist Website: http://www.judydshane.com

Judy D Shane is an emerging bachelor of fine arts graduate (Emily Carr University – 2012) based in Vancouver. Shane’s current art practice challenges the space between painting and photography using contemporary digital technologies to create multi-layered photographic composites of individually sculpted strokes of paint. These large scale compositions emphasize three-dimensional realism and materiality and address concepts of mathematical ordering, patterning and repetition. Prior to completing her degree, Shane worked as a visual effects compositor in the film and television industry. Her work has appeared in commercials, episodic television series, video game cinematics, music videos, documentaries and film. She has received nominations for an Emmy award (Best visual effects) (2001), a Gemini award (Best visual effects) (2001) and two Leo awards (Best visual effects in a dramatic series) (2001). She is represented by Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver and Agora Gallery in New York.

Residence: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Born: 1960 Burnaby, BC, Canada

Education

1996 – 2012
BFA, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, Vancouver, BC
1996 – 1997
Vancouver Film School, 3D Computer Animation + Digital Effects Program, Vancouver, BC
1993  –1995
Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, Vancouver, BC

Solo Exhibitions

2017     The Painted Photograph – Kostuik Gallery – Vancouver, BC.
2014
The Painted Photograph – Emily Carr Alumni Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC.

Group Exhibitions

2017
This, That and the Other Thing: Ruminations of Order – The Reach Gallery Museum – Abbotsford, BC.
2016
Photograpy Exhibition – Agora Gallery, New York City, NY
2015
“Non Existing Reality”, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2015
Moving Forward Looking Back – Emily Carr Alumni Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC.
2015
Pathway to Abstraction – Agora Gallery, New York City, NY
2013
This, That and the Other Thing: Ruminations of Order –
City Scape Community Art Space, North Vancouver, BC
2012
Degree Exhibition – Emily Carr University of Art + Design – Vancouver, BC
1995
The Foundation Show – Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design – Vancouver, BC.

Artfairs

2016 Context Art Miami, Kostuik Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

Awards / Nominations / Honours

2006
Webby Awards Winner, Best Website – Juried Health Category
Anatomical Travelogue Inc. – The InVision Guide to a Healthy Heart2003
Crystal Screen Awards, Best Visual Effects
Lost Boys Studios – “Tornado” Beat/Coca Cola Mexico
2003
3D Festival Nomination, Best Gaming Cinematic
Lost Boys Studios – “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2”
2002
Leo Award Nomination, Best Animation Program or Series
Lost Boys Studios “Frank Was A Monster Who Wanted To Dance”
2001
Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series Stargate SG-1 “Small Victories”
2001
Gemini Award Nomination, Best Visual Effects
Stargate SG-1 “Small Victories”
2001
Leo Awards Nominations, Best Visual Effects for a Dramatic Series
Stargate SG-1 “The Curse” and Stargate SG-1 “Small Victories”
2001
Vancouver Effects + Animation Festival 2001, 3rd Prize: Best Cinematic Video Game Opening Lost Boys Studios – Funcom “Anarchy”
2001
25th Northwest International Film Festival, Best Animated Short
Lost Boys Studios “Frank Was A Monster Who Wanted To Dance”
2001
New York 2001 Festival of Film and Video, Silver World Medal
Lost Boys Studios “Frank Was A Monster Who Wanted to Dance”
2001
Mobius Awards, Winner for Best Computer Animation
Lost Boys Studios – GNP Insurance “The Light”
2001
Mobius Awards, Certificate for Best Visual Effects
Lost Boys Studios – Bacardi Limon Campaign
2000
International Monitor Awards, Best Visual Effects for National Campaign Lost Boys Studios – Bacardi Limon “Stinger”, “Spider”, “Twister” and “Frozen”
2000
Mexican Advertising Awards, Bronze Circulo Creativo
Lost Boys Studios – GNP Insurance “The Light”
2000
Vancouver Effects + Animation Festival, 1st Prize: Best Visual Effects Lost Boys Studios – Bacardi Limon “Stinger”, “Spider”, “Twister” and “Frozen”
1994
Friends of Emily Carr Scholarship

Judy D. Shane “The Painted Photograph” – view press release

Articles / Essays / Blogs

2015  “The Painted Photograph: Portraits – Pop-Culture Revenants”. Curatorial Essay by Edwards, Rhys.
2014  Shen, Pennylane. “The Painted Photograph: Colour as Black and White”. 2013”. Curatorial Essay.
2013  Shen, Pennylane. “Ruminations of Order – CityScape Gallery March 2013 ”. Curatorial Essay
2012 Griffin, Kevin. “Emily Carr U Awards: Jurors Pick the Winners“. The Vancouver Sun. http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/05/10/emily-carr-u-awards-jurors-pick-the-winners/


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