Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Vancouver Linocuts

Another awesome day in the print studio (is there any other kind?) and now I'm almost ready for my upcoming show.  It'll be at The Cultch in East Van, opening reception December 10th 6-8 pm.  More details to come.  In the meantime I'm printing, organizing and painting away.  My part of the show is called 'Cityscapes Here And There' and it'll feature these new linocut works of Vancouver  along with the series from my residency in Italy.  There are two other artists who's work will be on display:  John Steil is showing a really cool series of woodcuts all based on Wallace Stevens' poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird", and Atty Gell will have a series of works there all based on Trout Lake Park.  It's a show I would recommend and attend even if I wasn't in it.

The East Side Culture Crawl was this past weekend.   Some 300 plus studios on Vancouver's East Side throw their doors open for 4 days.  The biggest wow for me this year was 1000 Parker Street.  There are well over 100 artists all showing under one roof.  The work is varied and fantastic.  There were a few printmakers, and everything else from the most serious of oil painters to a guy who'll make you a classic replica camper scaled down for your dog to call home.  I could have stayed there and wandered the building for days.  In fact, stay tuned and see if I don't happen to find a studio sublet in there at some point this year.  Could be fun :)