Bill McCarroll

Bill McCarroll

Bill McCarroll

Bill McCarroll’s paintings and prints show his interest in the procedural based art of post-minimalism – paint applied layer by layer on canvas to build textured surfaces, sometimes employing corrugated cardboard, in an attempt to maintain perfect control, leaving as few physical traces of the artist’s hand as possible.  The artist also has an orientation with Pop Art’s appropriation or referencing as seen in his editioned, hand colored silkscreen and lithographic prints – the attempt to bridge the gap that otherwise separates high art from mass culture. Born in California, McCarroll’s work bears the imprint of his admiration for the mechanisms and inclinations of the art sprung out of the sixties.  However, his imagery and presentation maintains an exploration in contemporary life and its constructs.

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Billy McCarroll played competitively in the sport of golf during his youth in Santa Barbara, California. Receiving a golf scholarship to the California State University, McCarroll changed his direction and left with an MA in Visual Art in 1969.The multi media artist has spent that last 30 years as an instructor, artist and jazz musician at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. In 1983, McCarroll came upon the 1953 Dell paperback edition of Sam Snead’s Natural Golf, a how to book of instructions from the famous golfer which became an ongoing influence in the artistic course of McCarroll’s art. Through the artist’s forays into eccentric abstraction and structural-procedural geometric abstraction, McCarroll’s appropriations of the rough graphics and text from the book allows the artist to preserve his reverence of the game of golf while balancing it with a subtle sense of humor, giving his work namely a unique visual presentation.

Born: 1937 Santa Barbara, California USA

Residence: Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

Education

B.A. California State University, San Francisco 1967

M.A. California State University, Humboldt 1969

Solo Exhibitions

2012     Billy J. McCarroll Survey 1974-2011, Jarvis Hall Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta

2011      How To Play a Winning Game Your Way: A Survey 1971-2011, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2005      Bill McCarroll, Golf Lesson, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2002       Several works are featured at the Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham, Ontario, site of the 2002 Canadian Open.

2002          Fore, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2002         New Works, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

2002        The Golf Lesson, Appleton Museum, Ocala, Florida

2000        Forewarning, Trianon Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

1993       How to Play a Winning Game Your Natural Way: A Continuing Metaphor, 1983-1993, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Memorial University, Corner Brook, Newfoundland

1991       Sam: The Portraits, Trianon Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

1990       Curtains, Installation, Stride Gallery, + 15, Calgary

1990      On the Green, touring exhibition, Alberta Art Foundation Extension Exhibition Program, Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Edmonton Art Gallery

1988       New Drawings/ Paintings, Canadian Art Galleries

1987       How to Play a Winning Game Your Natural Way: Part III, Kelowna Art Gallery,Kelowna, British Columbia

1986       How to Play a Winning Game Your Natural Way: The Metaphor Continues, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

1984        How to Play a Winning Game Your Natural Way: a Continuous Metaphor, Off-Centre Centre, Calgary

1983       Recent Work, Torbolton Oaks Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1981       New Paintings, Southern Alberta Art Gallery

1978       Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, Red Deer College Art Gallery, Alberta

1977       Geotape Compositions, University of Calgary Art Gallery

1974       Bill McCarroll/ Jeff Olsen, Glenbow-Alberta Art Gallery

1973       Bill McCarroll/ Jeff Olsen, The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

1969       M.A. Graduate Exhibition, California State University Art Gallery, Arcata, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011  Bring the Noise, Jarvis Hall Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta

2010  On Your Marks, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, collaboration with Denton Fredrickson and Glenn McKinnon, Lethbridge, AB

2006  The McIntyre Ranch Project, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta

2005  The McIntyre Ranch Project, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

2004  Break Away, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2004  Bill McCarroll, Barry Lorne and Robert Clifton, Trianon Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

2004 Toronto International Art Fair (represented by Michael Gibson Art Gallery, London ON)

2003 “Untitled”, Trianon Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2002 Variety Pack: Pop Art’s Legacy in Canada, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB

2002 Several works are featured at the Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham, Ontario, site of the

Canadian Open

2001 Zippity Zip, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

2001 Exhibitions, Acquisitions and Commissions 1981-2001, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

2001 Gardens, Paul Kuhn Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

2001 Avantgardening, Trianon Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

2000 Fresh, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2000 ABC’s of Pop Art, Appleton Museum, Ocala, Florida

1999- present represented by Paul Kuhn Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1999 Stumble, Trianon Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

1998 25th Anniversary Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

1995-99 Represented Canadian Art Gallery, Calgary- Various Group Exhibitions

Gallery Artists, Canadian Art Galleries

1994 Contemporary Canadian Abstraction: A Selection, Kenderdine Gallery, University of

Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Adrian Cooke, Bill McCarroll, Jeffrey Spalding, Canadian Art Galleries

Seattle International Art Fair, represented by Canadian Art Galleries

1993 Artist Proof, Canadian Art Galleries

1992 Alberta Survey: New Landscape, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

From Soup to Nuts: Pop Art, It’s Legacy and the Culture of Consumption, organized

by the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, WORKS Visual Arts

Festival, Edmonton; Visual Art Week, Calgary

Gallery Artists, Barret Post Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

The McIntyre Ranch Project, Southern Alberta Art Gallery

1991 The Oldman River Exhibition, Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Selections from the Alberta Art Foundation, University Art Gallery,

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

1990 Los Angeles International Art Fair, represented by Canadian Art

Galleries

Gallery Artists, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary

1989 Gallery Artists, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB

bridge, organized by The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

and presented in Lethbridge

1988 Survey Alberta 88, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB

Five Artists from the Stride Gallery, THE WORKS Visual Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB

Visions of Alberta, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1987 Aspects of Contemporary Alberta Painting, Glenbow Museum

Transference, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta; Charles H. Scott

Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Focus ’87, Southern Alberta Art Gallery

John Clark, Bill McCarroll, Jeffrey Spalding, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB

1985 Southern Exposure, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

1983 Recent Acquisitions, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta

1977 Alberta Works, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

New Abstract Art, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1976 Alberta Artists, Canada House, London, England; Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; and New York, N.Y.

1973 Contemporary Alberta Artists, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1971 West ’71, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

1970 Design IIX, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California

1969 Sculpture ’69, Ester Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

1969 Sculpture ’69, Ester Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

1966 Crafstman ’66, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California

1962    Young Americans ’62, New York Contemporary Craft Gallery, N.Y.

Collections

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton

Government of Alberta, Edmonton

Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa

Dunlop Art Gallery

Energy Resource Conservation Board, Calgary

Glenbow Museum

J.S. Charles, Santa Monica, California

Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan

Lethbridge Regional Hospital

Morrison Petroleums Limited

Nickle Art Museum, University of Calgary

Norcen Energy Resouces Limited

RAPPORT, Toronto

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery

Sun Life of Canada, Toronto

The Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

The Collections of The University of Lethbridge

Angus Glen Golf Club

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Private Collections

Bibliography

2002 Ferdie De Vega, “Master strokes: Golfer, artist, Billy McCarroll combines his passions in new exhibit”, Star-Banner, Ocala Florida, March 17.

2002 Mary-Beth Laviolette, “Golf the subject of artist’s passion”, Calgary Herald, May 25.

1991 The Oldman River Exhibition, catalogue, Southern Alberta Art Gallery

1991 On the Green, catalogue, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta;

Alberta Art Foundation Extension Exhibition Program

1991 Mary-Beth Laviolette, ‘Oldman River Expedition,’ review, Artichoke, Vol. 2, No.3 (Fall/ Winter) 32-4.

1991 Nancy Tousley, ‘Window Projects,’ review, Calgary Herald, January 25

1988 Elizabeth Beauchamp, ‘Sam in Orange: Hole in One,’ review, The Edmonton Journal, July 3

1988 Nancy Tousley, ‘New Drawings/Paintings: Canadian Art Galleries’ review, Calgary Herald, May 26

1987 Nancy Tousley, ‘Alberta Artists Turn Mass Culture Back On Itself,’ review, Calgary Herald, January 13

1987 Nancy Tousley, ‘John Clark, Bill MCCarroll, Jeffrey Spalding,’ review, Calgary Herald, November 19

1986 Meta Perry, ‘How to Play a Winning Game Your Natural Way: The Metaphor Continues,’ review, Regina Leader Post, May 1

1986 ‘Mr. Tee,’ Canadian Art, Vol.3, No.3 (Fall) 23-4.

1986 Grant Arnold, ‘Billy J. McCarroll,’ review, Vanguard, Vol.15, No.4 (September) 42.

1984 Nancy Tousley, ‘How to Play a Winning Game Your Natural Way: a Continuing Metaphor,’ review, Calgary Herald, November 20

1988 Survey Alberta 88, catalogue, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary

1987 Vince Varga, Aspects of Contemporary Alberta Painting, catalogue, Glenbow Museum, Calgary

1987 Daina Augaitis, Transference, catalogue, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta

1986 Peter White, How to Play a Winning Game Your Natural Way: The Metaphor Continues, catalogue, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

1974 Bruce Ferguson, Bill McCarroll/Jeff Olsen, catalogue, Glenbow Alberta Art Gallery,   Calgary, Alberta

Dianne Bos

Dianne Bos

Dianne Bos

Over the past couple years I’ve had the opportunity to explore pinhole photograph in the same environment where Leonardo da Vinci once experimented with similar image projection techniques. I’ve visited 16th century sites where light still pours in to large cavernous cathedrals through a tiny hole in the ceiling, projecting the image of the sun itself on the floor. Though initially designed to tell time, this sun projection helped changed earlier beliefs that the earth was the centre of the Universe.

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As Derek Walcott puts in his poem, In Italy, this is “light older than wine” whose “shadows are the dial of time.”

Pinhole projections and the ‘camera obscura’ – Italian for dark room – changed Western thinking of the Earth’s relationship into the sun, and changed the face of art in the Renaissance.  I can’t help contemplating all of this history when I’m using this simple but sublime pinhole device to photograph in Italy – whether the subjects are temples with their light-gathering apetures, or “hill towns with their stamp-sized squares” and “the roofs and beached of the ligurian coast”.  (Derek Walcott, In Italy, The New Yorker Magazine, April 21st, 2008)

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Over the past 25 years Dianne Bos has continually explored motifs such as galaxies and constellations, European interiors with light portals (such as windows or doors) and figures presented as light apparitions. Pinhole projections and the camera obscura - Italian for dark room - changed Western thinking of the Earth’s relationship to the sun, and in turn, assisted in transforming the face of art during the Renaissance period. These tools and devices formulate and extend her fascination with journeying, time, and light-forms. Bos is well known for her museum exhibitions that feature handmade cameras, walk-in light box installations, and sound pieces.

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Dianne Bos has been called Canada’s “queen” of pinhole photography. Multi-talented, her art practice and interests extend into a variety of creative fields, from being a lead singer and keyboardist for several musical bands. Her photography has been used on several vinyl, cassette, CD and video releases in Canada, USA and Europe, and she has written and photographed for contemporary garden and design magazines. Bos has consistently exhibited photography and installation works in solo and group shows in public and private galleries and museums across Canada and internationally for over 30 years. Along with Canadian Museum and corporate collections, elected collections of Dianne Bos works include Official Residence, Canadian Ambassador, Paris, France, the Canadian Embassy, Brussels, Belgium, and Department of Global Affairs, for NATO Offices, Brussels, Belgium.

Born:            Hamilton, Ontario, 1956
Residence: Calgary, Alberta and Languedoc-Roussillion, France

Education

1978           BFA, Honours, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, 1974-78

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018           The Sleeping Green No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

2018          The Sleeping Green Studies in No Man’s Land, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2017          The Sleeping Green No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, Centre of Culturael Canadien, Paris France

2015          Sleeping Green, No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, University of Lethbridge, AB Sleeping Green, Newzones Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, AB See Attached, (with Sarah Fuller), University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, AB

2014           Revenant, TBA Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario

2013            See Attached, (with Sarah Fuller) Truck Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary AB

2013            Peregrinations (with Roy Hartling), Beaux-arts des Ameriques, Montreal

2013           La Porte, Newzones Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB

2011           Dianne Bos: Reading Room, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON

2009           Dianne Bos: Wonder Rooms, Newzones, Calgary, AB

2009            Light Echo: Dianne Bos and Doug Welch, The McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON

2009            Light Older Than Wine: New images From Italy, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2008            Souvenir de Voyage, NewWorks, NewZones Gallery, Calgary, AB

2007            Garden Shed Galactica, Outdoor installation, Museum London, ON

2007            Lumen, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006            Verre et Mer, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006            Tournesol, Skew Gallery, Calgary, AB

2006            Apparitions, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2005            Temps Retrouvé, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2005           Sound & Light, Whyte Museum, Banff, AB

2004            Casements: Versailles and other Interiors, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2004           Galactic Carousel, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB

2003           New Photographs & Soundworks, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON

2002          Camere Illuminati, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2002           Son et Lumiere, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

2002            Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

2002            University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2002            It’s about time, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001            Dianne Bos- A survey, Durham Public Art Gallery, Durham, ON

2001            Brightness Falls. New Work, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON

2001            Expedition, New Work, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1999           Galaxies and Other Bright Matters, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999           The Depth of Fields, The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON

1997          …Girl’s Dreams of Castles, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

1997            Pin Spots, The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON

1996            Through a Pinhole/Darkly, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON

1996            Panoramic Views from the Valley Town, The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas ON

1995           Commission for Simcoe Place, Front Lobby, large photo installation in collaboration with Ian Paterson, Permanent installation, Toronto, ON

1993           In the Province of Memory, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017   War Stories 1917, The Military Museum, Calgary AB
2017   Bury the Sun, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, MAN
2017   Poetics of Light, Contemporary Pinhole Photography, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
2017    Seeing, Frost Museum of Science, Miami, Florida, USA
2016   Seeing, the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
2016   Prairie Sun, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, AB
2015   The Grand Tour, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling exhibitions.
2015    Perception, Newzones, Calgary, Alberta
2015    Over … time, The Edge Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
2015   Camera Obscura, Midnight Sun Festival, Dawson City, Yukon
2015    See Attached, University of Lethbridge Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
2015   Exposition en milieu de travail / Exhibition in the Workplace, KBHNS, Ville St-Laurent, QC
2014   Photography in the Time of DIGITAL Disenchantment, Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives, Brampton, ON
2013    Made In Alberta 2012, Part 3, MOCA, Calgary, Alberta
2013    Realiteit,, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery Vancouver BC
2012    Memory Images, Alberta Society of Artists, Blckfalds Public Library, Blackfalds, Captain John Palliser School, Calgary, Claresholm Public Library, Claresholm, and Strathmore Municipal Library, Strathmore, AB
2012   The End of the World, Centro Civic Can Baste Barcelona, Spain, El Otunio fotografico, Orense, Spain, and Centre Culturel André Malraux de Bourget, Le Bouget, France
2012   The West, Glenbow Museum, Edmonton, AB
2012   The Gamble of Perfect Symmetry: Double or Nothing, FCP Gallery, First Canada Place, Toronto, ON
2012   Peripheries, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011   FOTOGRAFIA STENOPEICA, Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Senigallia, Italy
2011   Perception, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, AB
2010   Lucky 13, Annual Christmas Group Show and Art Auction, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009   12th Annual Christmas Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009   Place, NewZones, Calgary, AB
2008     Photography 101:press the buttons, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown. PEI
2008    Wayne Gretzky Rocks, NewZones, Calgary, AB
2008   Out There, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, AB
2008   Through the Looking Glass, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
2007   Image and Apparatus, London Museum, London, Ontario
2007/06  Dark Matter: The Great War and Fading Memory, Confederation Centre Art Gallery,Charlottetown, PEI
2007/06 Time and Space, Shown first at Helen Christou Gallery, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Alberta curated by Josephine Mills. Traveling to: Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, September 7 – November 11, 2007 The Rooms, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, March 28 – June 8, 2008, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB, September 2008
2005   Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Walter Phillips Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery & Art Gallery of Ottawa, AB
2005  Alberta Scene, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2005  French Landscapes, Art Gallery of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
2004  Faculty Exhibition, Nickle Arts Gallery, Univ. of Calgary, AB
2004            Expanding, Group exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2004  That Obscure Object of Desire, A Group Exhibition of Visions of Delight, Fascination and Desire, Cambridge Galleries, ON
2004  Box, Wynick Tuck Gallery, TO
2003  Time and Again, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON
2003  In the Light of6 Contemporary Artists Explore the Legacy of William Fox TalbotKitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
2003  Scene Through a Pinhole, PhotoSpace Gallery, Calgary, AB
2002            Visionariamedia Festival, First International Pinhole Exhibition in Italy, Siena, Italy
2002      Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener, Waterloo, ON
2002  6th Annual Photogathering, Old Electricity Building, Aleppo, Syria
2001  Wheeler Hut Expedition,Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta, traveled to:
The Works, Visual Arts Festival, Edmonton & Illingsworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, AB
2001  Why Pinhole, Visual Arts Centre, Rochester, New York, USA
2000  Fresh, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000  Out There Here: An International Pinhole Exhibition, Provincetown, MA, USA
2000   Time, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000  First Contact, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2000  2000 LUX, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
1999  10 Countries, Pennings Gallery, Eindhoven, Netherlands
1999  Passion for Wings, (commissioned work) National Aviation Museum, ON,
1999  Pinhole International 2, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1998  Speed: Visions of an Accelerated Age, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
1998  Pinhole International, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998  Camera Ready, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON
1998  Women with Cameras, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON
1997  Deluxe Assortment, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997  “you can’t say more than you can see…” The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON
1996  High Winds on the Skyway, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
1994   Linda Genereaux Gallery, Two Person Exhibition, Toronto, ON
1993    Up, Up and Away: Stairwell Project #8, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
1993  The Apartment Show part of seven artists collective ‘The  Bureau’, Toronto, ON
1989  Atque Ars: Art from Mount Allison University 1854-1989, Owens Art Gallery, NB
1986-89 The Pinhole Camera, The Photographer’s Gallery, Saskatchewan. Traveled to Ring House Gallery, Saskatoon; Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba;  Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta; Dunlop Gallery, Regina, Sask.; Moose Jaw National Exhibition Centre, Moose Jaw, Sask.; Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Saskatchewan

Art Fairs

2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair (Jennifer Kostuik Gallery)

2010 TIAF Toronto International Art Fair (Jennifer Kostuik Gallery)

2010 Bridge NY Art Fair (Jennifer Kostuik Gallery)

2009 AAFNY Affordable Art Fair NY (Jennifer Kostuik Gallery)

2008 Los Angeles Art Fair (Jennifer Kostuik Gallery)

2007 Art Miami (Jennifer Kostuik Gallery)

2007 AAFNY (Jennifer Kostuik Gallery)

Grants, Awards & Special Projects

2012  Canada Council Project Grant

2008  Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant

2007     Canada Council Project Grant

2006     Barbara Spohr Photography Award

2005     Best Photography in Avenue Magazine, National Magazine Awards

2004     Dario Argento Photography Scholarship, Banff Centre for the Arts

2002/03 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant

2001/02 Canada Council, Mid Career Grant

2001     Intrawest, Blue Mountain Commision

2001     Banff Centre for the Arts, New Works Residency- winter, Slo Mo – Fall

2000     National Magazine Award, Silver Award- Homes & Gardens- (Azure Magazine)

2000     Ontario Arts Council, Mid Career Grant

2000     Canada Council, Travel Grant

2000     Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Expedition

1997/98/99  OAC Materials assistance grant

1995     Ontario Arts Council, Special projects grant

Selected Collections

Air Canada

ArtBank, Canada Council, Ottawa, Ontario

Alberta Foundation or the Arts Collection

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB

The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

Intrawest , Blue Mountain,  Ontario (Commission)

Kamloops Art Gallery, BC

Lovas Stanley Paul Ray Berndtson Inc. Toronto, Ontario

MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario

Museum of New Mexico, Pinhole Resource Collection, New Mexico, USA

Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Senigallia, Italy

National Aviation Museum, Ottawa (Commission), Ontario

Origins Institute, McMaster University

Simcoe Place Co-Owners, Cadillac Fairview, Toronto (Commission), Ontario

St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Ontario

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

The VU, Aspen Ridge Homes, Public Art Work, Toronto, Ontario

Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Alberta

Wood Gundy Private Client Investments, Toronto, Ontario

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta

Television Profiles

2005  Spirit of the Art: The Donovan Collection at St. Michael’s College, OMNI TV

2001  Through the Lens: Profile- Fashion Television Network, Fall

2001  O Zone, TFO.  January 4, 2001, 8pm

2000  Studio 2, TVO. ‘Pinhole International’, Air time: Summer 1999 – Winter 2000

2000            Gardeners Journal: ‘A Photographers Garden’ HGTV Winter 2000 (USA & Canada)

1999            @Discovery, The Art and Science of Pinhole Photography, Summer 1999.

Selected Photographic Work in Commercial Print

2012     Carousels, PinHole Photography, Issue 02/2012

2012     The Heliocentricists: Pinhole Artists Collective (PAC) essay for publication, Winnipeg

2007    Waiting for the Tour de France, Swerve

2007     Ooh La La: Tripping out in the South of France, 11/30/07, Swerve

2006     The MacLeod Trail Expedition, 2/10/2006, Swerve Magazine

2006      All the Time in The World, Winter 2006, Wine Access Magazine

2006      Private and Public Space, 01/20/06, Swerve Magazine

2004      Maison (Sweet) Maison, Avenue Magazine

Gold Prize winner for Photography, House and Garden category, National Magazine Awards 2005

2002     The Artful Garden, Landscape Architecture Magazine, 12/2002

2001      High Kitsch, Landscape Architecture Magazine. 11/2001

2000  Avant-Gardens In A Quebec Landscape, Azure Magazine, 11/2000 National Magazine Award- Silver

Photography Related Experience

Curatorial Work

2009  A Field Guide to Observing Art, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON, September 2009

2003  In the Light of: Six contemporary artists  explore the legacy of William Henry Fox Talbot.Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, September

2001  Lux Nova: A Low Tech Explosion, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre,

2000  Toy (Camera) Stories: Club Lucky, Toronto, May

2000-01 Coordinator/Instructor of Toy Camera and Pinhole workshops, Contact, OCAD

1998-99 Pinhole International 1& 2  – Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, May

1999            Coordinator of the International Pinhole Symposium as part of Contact 99

Numerous lectures and workshops on pinhole photography including such venues as: 

Montecastello di Vibio, Italy

Harbourfront Centre, Banff Centre for the Arts,Ontario College of Art and Design, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, The Burlington Art Centre, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, University of Toronto, University of Lethbrige, Lonsdale Gallery, Universty of Manitoba,

MAWA Winnipeg, Dundas Valley School of Art.

Speaker and workshop leader for the Photo Educators Conference, Toronto, 1999, 2000, 2001

Writer and photographer for Shitsunai, (Japanese Design Magazine), Spring 1997 to Winter 1998.

4 season photographic essay: In a Canadian Garden.

Avant GardensAZURE magazine, Nov/Dec 2000, photo essay.

High Kitsch, Landscape Architecture Magazine, November 2001, photo essay.

Selected Bibliography

2013         Daniel Lindley, It takes two: See Attached. Fast Forward Weekly, Calgary. Feb 28

2011         Katherine Ylitalo, Dianne Bos, Galleries West, Spring

2009   Alison Garwood Jones, Let There Be Light, Canadian Geographic, August

2009   Mary MacKay, A Blank Canvas, The Guardian, PEI, Nov 7

2009  Nancy Tousley, Calgary’s top 12 art exhibitions of 2008, Calgary Herald, January 4

2008  Nancy Tousley, Magic Shot Through a Pinhole, Calgary Herald, March 1

2008  Charles Storch, Artopolis, Chicago Tribune, April 26

2008  Janet Naclia, Photo Phenoms, Avenue Magazine, May

2008  Betty Ann Jordan, Canadian House and Home profile, August

2007   Christopher Willard, Alberta Exposure, Calgary Herald, Feb. 3

2007  Jaquie Moore, Exposure, Swerve Magazine, Feb. 2

2006  Jennifer McVeigh, Through the Pinhole, The Calgary Herald, March 25

2006  David Jager, Contact, Now Magazine, May 11-17

2006  Contact: Toronto Month of Photography, feature, May

2006  Enroute Magazine, Contact Photography Festival Feature, Spring

2005            PhotoLife– profile, Wes Lafortune, April

2005  Home Maison Home, Avenue Magazine, September feature

2005  Western Living Magazine – profile, January

2004  Julia Dault, National Post,March 11

2004  Wes Lafortune, Riding the Cosmic Merry-go-round, FastForward Weekly, Jan. 22

2004  Nancy Tousley, Critics Pick, Calgary Herald, Jan. 15

2004  Shawn Van Sluys,Unique Techniques,  Galleries West, Spring

2004  Affairs of Note, Vernissage, The Magazine of the National Gallery, Spring

2004  Calgary: Dianne Bos at Truck, CIRCA Magazine Issue108, Ireland

2002  “Dianne Bos: Seeing the Light”, Photo Ed Magazine, Spring

2001  Signs of the Spirit: The Donovan Collection at St. Michael’s College

2001  Sandra Vida,”Go Tell it on the Mountain”, Border Crossings, Issue No. 79

2001  Kim Hume, Shotgun Reviews, LOLA 9, Summer Issue

2001  Dobbie, Shauna. “Photographer’s Garden”, Ontario Gardener, Spring

2000            Stevanovic, Gordana. Light Sketches, Dianne Bos: the world through a pinhole, Hamilton Magazine, Winter

2000  Photo Life, Spring

2000            Armstrong, John, “Vacation in Black and White: On the Travels oF Dianne Bos”, cover story, C International Contemporary Art, Spring 2000

Judy D. Shane

Judy D. Shane

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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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 pain remnants become large scale compositions of three-dimensional realism and materiality, full of energy, almost like a movie still of a caught moment in time Her art work 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 the her original squeezed, spread, smeared and mixed paint material by presenting all the fine detail of the paint as almost a living, active intensity, enticing the observer to reach out and try and touch, only to realize it's a flat 2-D surface. Even Shane’s choice of linen paper confuses and links the understanding between photography and painting.

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

Education

2008 – 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

2015
“Honourable Mention” (Photography Category) in the 2015 London International Creative Competition
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/

Curtis Cutshaw

Curtis Cutshaw

Curtis Cutshaw

“My work is unseen in its formation. Unlike generations of abstraction, my work is not drawn from the self. My work is not a representation of a mark taken from my hand alone and the inner self is initially unrelated to the creation of the line.

It is drawn from a vertical and horizontal connection to nature, unseen with the eye but felt with the soul.Once back in the studio, I am left with a language that is foreign. It is with this language, the mark of feeling, that I write the sentences and complete the story of connection. I have always seen my drawing as figuration. Each image is alive, breathes, and exists. Each drawing gives a presence, a certainty, and a quiet confidence waiting for the viewer to engage”

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“My work gives form to the formless. It is a reaction to a mark, not from inspiration, but a mark from nature. Using dowsing rods, walking across open land with pen attached and paper in hand, I find the structure of the drawing.

Just as sailboats harness the wind and a full sail pushes a ship forward, my body is a receptor to the water below, controlling the uncontrollable. Though a sailor does not have complete control of the wind, where wind is found, it can be used. Walking over the ground I find water deep below the surface. I search for feeling, a movement. When it is found, the pen moves creating the line. I use the push and pull of the reaction my dowsing rod brings to form a drawing. The motion of my steps interacts with the movement of the pen; if I stop walking, so stops the line. It is a delicate balance between nature and the hand.

Where my hand would naturally go left, the pen now goes right. The framework set up through the drawing is dictated by the external with a removal of the personal. They are moments trapped in time with a line; records of my connection to nature.”

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Based in Calgary, Alberta, CurtisCutshaw received his B.F.A from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 1989. While still a student, Cutshaw was accepted to the New York Loft Program through the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design where he was mentored by well known American artists Peter Halley and David Diao. After graduation, Cutshaw then attended the prestigious residency program at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhagen, Maine, USA, and was the first artist from Calgary to be accepted since 1973. British artist John Walker and American artists Terry Winters, Connie Fox and Bill King mentored him. Cutshaw has shown across Canada and in numerous international exhibitions and his work is included in many collections including Alberta Foundation For The Arts, Cenovus Energy, Encana Corporation, Mount Royal University, Shell Canada Limited and Wilson Laycraft LLP. Kostuik Gallery has represented Curtis Cutshaw since 2000.

Curtis Cutshaw’s mediums have always included painting and drawing. In 2005, he developed a unique approach to drawing where he acts as the “medium” through which dowsing rods, held by the artist, move when water is found underground. With pens on paper held beneath them, several layers of lines are recorded, much like a seismograph. They are then scanned, enlarged and colored, each image sized according to the scale. His work has progressed into painting and collage on panel to his newest series of assemblages, a combination of found signage and repurposed wood. His artist statements reflect his preference to relay the story of discovery and relation in his mind in the fruition of a new series and then later the evolution of his thoughts over the time span of the series life.

Residence: Calgary, Alberta

Born: Edmonton, Alberta 1967

Education

1989 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, USA Summer Residency Program 

1989 Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB, Canada, Diploma of Painting  (with Distinction)
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, New York, NY, USA New York Loft Program

1986 Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB, Canada Summer Painting Residency Program

Selected Exhibitions

2018   Curtis Cutshaw, Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2017   Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Group Show, Vancouver BC

2017  50, Solo Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

2017  Summer Group Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

2017   20 Years Kostuik Gallery, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2016  Curtis Cutshaw New Work, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

2016   Construct, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2015   Backroom, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2015  Summer Group Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

2014  Levels and Constructs, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

2014  HK Summer 14 Group Show, The Painters, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

2014  Winter Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2013  Group Show, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2013  Art Rise. The Art Gallery of Calgary

2013  Art for Food-Group Show. Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

2013  Winter Group Show. Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

2012  Watermark, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012  Art for Food, group show Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

2012  Watermark, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2012  Indigo, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2011  Art for Food, group show Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

2011 Pull, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010 Fresh Paint, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling Exhibition, AB

2010 Sketchbook Project, Art House Coop, Brooklyn NY

2009 Group Exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2008 Summer Group Exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2007 Group Show, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland

2007 The Dowsing Rod Series, Skew Gallery, Calgary, AB

2007 Blindspot, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2007  The Dowsing Rod Series, SKEW Gallery, Calgary AB

2006 Advent, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland

2006 Curtis Cutshaw New Work, Halde Galerie, Widen Switzerland

2005 Sprung: Group Exhibition, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

2005  Breathing Light, Skew Gallery, Calgary, AB

2004 Wet Paint, Group Show, Skew Gallery, Calgary, AB

2004 A Hundred Cares, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001 Royer Group, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001  Abstraction, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, AB

2000 Fresh, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1998 Miramar, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, AB

1997 Four Independents, Deacon Ulrich Fine Arts, Calgary, AB

1995 CUTSHAW, HALLIDAY, KOTTMANN, Sebastian Yoon Fine Arts, Calgary, AB

1992 Miramar, New Paintings by Curtis Cutshaw, 371 Gallery, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary

1989 Twenty Painters, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture,Skowhegan, Maine, USA

1989  Graduating Students Exhibition, Alberta College of Art, Main Gallery, Calgary, AB

1988 Group Show, Alberta College of Art, Student Gallery, Calgary, AB

1988  Four Painters: Curtis Cutshaw, Barbra Leidl, Yvonne Markotic, Brenda Whiteman, DL Gallery, Calgary, AB

1988 Pentimental, Alberta College of Art, Student Gallery, Calgary, AB

1987 Twenty Paintings by Curtis Cutshaw, Alberta College of Art, Mall Gallery, Calgary AB

1980  The First Annual Awards Reception Show, Alberta College of Art, Student Gallery, Calgary, AB

1980  Fusion, Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB

1980  Nineteen in 89-ACA Painting Graduates, Mixed Media Gallery, Calgary, AB

1980  Works on Paper, Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

Awards

1990 The Alberta Award

1989 Laura Mae Stillings Award

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

1988 Benniy & Smith Canada LTD. Award

Illingworth Kerr Scholarship, New York Loft Program

1987 Calgary Sketch Club Award

Art Fairs

2017  TIAF, Toronto International, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Toronto ON

2016  Context New York, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, New York, NY

2014  TIAF, Toronto International, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Toronto ON

2012  artMRKT San Francisco, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, San Francisco CA

2011 Art Miami, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Miami FL

2011 TIAF, Toronto International, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Toronto ON

2010 TIAF, Toronto International, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Toronto ON

2007 Photo Miami, SKEW Gallery, Miami FL

2006    Photo Miami, Miami Basel, Miami FL

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2012  Swerve Magazine April 2012

2012  Preview the Gallery Guide, review April 2012, Mia Johnson

2007 Scott Rogers, Strange Creatures: Curtis Cutshaw’s subtle, energetic works, FFWD Weekly, May 24 2007

Nancy Tousley, Divining a new way of Drawing, Calgary Herald, May 20, 2007, C4

2005 Emily Barnett, Art & Style: A Guild to Art for the Home, Beautiful Homes Magazine, Dec. 2005, pg 55.

Nice Homes Magazine, May 2005 Page 32.

Curtis Cutshaw, Galleries West Magazine, Summer 2005 Page 30.

2004 CBC News, Evening News, Vancouver, BC.
Lin Connery, The Next Wave: Calgary’s Rising Young Artists, Calgary Herald, Sept.4, 2000, pg AG1 AG2.

1988 Kate Zimmerman, Travel Broadens Students’ Vistas, The Calgary Herald, April 22, 1989, Section D, pg7.

Philip Jarmain

Philip Jarmain

Philip Jarmain

Philip Jarmain grew up near London, Ontario, with part of his childhood spent in Switzerland and Ireland. There were also many family trips to Mexico. His mother is a textile artist and fathers an entrepreneur. A childhood love of storytelling led to early fascination with film, photography and cameras. Short dramas shot with an 8 mm wind-up camera were a passion. Later, his training was in film (Vancouver Film School), and for some years he worked in lighting for feature films and episodic television, and after that as stills photographer for film.

While establishing himself as a full time artist in photography, Jarmain supports himself as a commercial photographer specializing in conceptual advertising, based in Vancouver, where he lives, and Toronto. In this area he is a recipient of multiple Lürzers Archive and Communication Arts awards as well as other international honors.

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American Beauty is the result of a dozen trips to Detroit over a period of five years to research and photograph this city’s once-important, now abandoned and disappearing architectures. Even as a child, Jarmain has been drawn to dark stories and fascinated by tragedies and dark comedies – tinged with the bitterness of adult experience.  With photography as his chosen medium, the abandoned and disappearing buildings of early twentieth-century Detroit offered a story with many layers of complexity and irony. By shooting elevations and avoiding complex camera angles, the artist attempts to remove the camera from the viewer’s experience creating a composition that provides a sense of being within the grand structural spaces as he saw them. It is, however, the fine details within the mages, such as the handcrafted equipment made of brass, steel, and polished glass, that tell the story of craftsmanship long gone.  Jarmain attempts to portray the passion that he feels existing in this once great city; his photographs offering a chance for a narrative he felt needed to be told and to perhaps provide the potential to effect change.

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Philip Jarmain grew up near London, Ontario, with part of his childhood spent in Switzerland and Ireland. There were also many family trips to Mexico. His mother is a textile artist and fathers an entrepreneur. A childhood love of storytelling led to early fascination with film, photography and cameras. dShort dramas shot with an 8 mm wind-up camera were a passion. Later, his training was in film (Vancouver Film School), and for some years he worked in lighting for feature films and episodic television, and after that as stills photographer for film.

While establishing himself as a full time artist in photography, Jarmain supports himself as a commercial photographer specializing in conceptual advertising, based in Vancouver, where he lives, and Toronto. In this area he is a recipient of multiple Lürzers Archive and Communication Arts awards as well as other international honors.

Born: London, Ontario, January 27, 1972

Resides: Vancouver, BC, Canada

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014    Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Solo Exhibit, American Beauty; The Opulent          Pre-Depression Architecture of Detroit

2013    Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, Solo Exhibit, American Beauty; The Opulent Pre-Depression Architecture of Detroit

INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS

2014   Art Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
2014   Papier 14, Montreal, Quebec.

AWARDS

2014   Luerzers Archive, Top 200 Photographers World Wide Winner –
Series – Architecture – American Beauty

2014    Applied Arts Winner Series – Work for Sale – American Beauty

2013    Communication Arts, Winner – Series – Work for Sale – American Beauty

REVIEWS

San Francisco Chronicle | Philip Jarmain
extracts beauty from grains of decay | Kenneth Baker

American Beauty Review | Paul Karlstrom
Art Historian, Author, and former West Coast Regional Director, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute.

Bay Area Reporter | Sura Wood.Writer for Arts Monthly
Best Gallery show in the Bay Area for 2013: American Beauty.

Monocle
Photography: San Francisco – American Beauty: The Opulent Pre-Depression Architecture of Detroit

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ARTICLES

Wired | Jakob Schiller
Can Detroit’s Architectural Past Inspire It to Claw Back to Greatness?

Daily Mail UK | Michael Ip The decline of Detroit: How the architectural jewels in motor city’s crown have fallen into disrepair and are now being demolished

Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz
Detroit’s Stunning Architectural Ruins, And Why Documenting Its Faded Glory Matters

The Coolist | Mike Payne The Ruins of Detroit by Philip Jarmain

Elemente | Angus Mackenzie
American Beauty; The Opulent Pre-Depression Architecture of Detroit –
The Photographic Works of Philip Jarmain


Casa Vogue | Conde Naste
A ruína de Detroit, em fotos impressionantes

Design Boom | Nina Azzarello
Philip Jarmain documents Detroit’s architectural past

The Culture Trip
Philip Jarmain’s American Beauty: Photographing Detroit’s Decadent Decay

The Atlantic Cities | John Metcalfe
Hunting Detroit’s Masterworks of Architecture Before They Go Extinct

Stupid Dope | Tamika Frye
American Beauty; Philip Jarmain’s Images of Detroit’s Ruins

Applied Arts | Peter Giffen
Record of a decaying American beauty

Black Rainbow Magazine | Julien Gosset
American Beauty; The Photographic Works of Philip Jarmain