Author Archives: Ted

Wine Gala Tree Portraits

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October 13, 2015 ‘Censorship of the Arts’

Censorship of the Arts Censoring the arts, through audio, visual or performance, has been an issue for ages, literally. Since there has been art there has been an opposing force of social, political or religious influence pushing to abolish, censor …

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Abandoning Paradise

Abandoning Paradise is as much about the role of artists and function of art in relation to political and environmental concerns as it is about the act of recording the landscape. Penticton artist Glenn Clark and Peter Corbett of Winlaw …

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Foolmakers in the Setting Sun

Ni’nułamgila le’e Banistida `Tłisala  (Foolmakers in the Setting Sun) (Kwak’wala with English Translation courtesy Gloria Nicolson and Beverly Lagis) This work is composed of a glass wall made in the form of dan`tsikw (powerboards) that during Kwakwaka’wakw ceremonials are brought …

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Slow Movement: a cultural reversal

A hundred years ago the Futurists celebrated speed and our technological triumph over nature. Today there is much concern about how people are adversely affected by this conquest. On one hand, scientists predict a trans-human existence where we can order …

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Impinge

The work in this show is an investigation of two mutually dependant concepts; form and surface and how they relate to each other. Specifically I am interested in soda firing’s tendency to record the path of the flame. The work …

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Studio Watch: Shirley MacLean

Shirley MacLean has been making art since graduating with honours in design from the Vancouver School of Art in 1952. She free lanced creating window displays in Vancouver for the Bay, Eatons, and Woodwards and it was during this time …

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Illuminating Peace

Amy Loewan’s artistic practice centres on creating work as a vehicle for personal transformation and promoting human understanding. She is dedicated to peace building and her career as a visual artist provides her with an avenue to carry out that …

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Too Still to Move

This selection of paintings by Nelson artist Vivi Harder was curated by Helen Sebelius and exhibited at the Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar in the fall of 2011. There are many things in the world that are designed to accelerate how we …

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Language Of Drawing

LANGUAGE OF DRAWING “Drawing turns the creative mind to expose its workings. Drawing discloses the heart of visual thought, coalesces spirit and perception, conjures imagination; drawing is an act of meditations, an exorcism of disorder, a courting of artistic ideas; …

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Studio Watch

I am witness to and participant in the evolution of the Human experience. My experiences and that of the collective are connected through time and space by Web; strong yet delicate, weaving together the richly textured story of life, flowing …

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Precaution

It was while photographing an abandoned shipyard a few years ago that I first noticed CAUTION printed on yellow plastic tape. Once the omnipresence of CAUTION became evident to me, I documented entire lives of the CAUTION signs adorning Vancouver …

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Faces of Nature

After completing four years of Art School in Calgary Then winning the “All Alberta Show” in painting, I was not to paint again. With this show, I have gone Back to my first love. I let the space of the …

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Implied Narratives

My studio practice is inspired by memories of the mountain landscape where I grew up, and by the immediate and sensual circumstance of mark-making. I am interested in the communicative properties of line, in what happens when I trust my …

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Nocturnes

For we live with those retrievals from childhood that coalesce and echo throughout our lives, the way shattered pieces of glass in a kaleidoscope reappear in new forms and are songlike in their refrains and rhymes, making up a single …

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Connections Materialized

CONNECTIONS MATERIALIZED the act of making as connective “…. things men have made with wakened hands and put soft light into, are awake through years of transferred touch ….” DH Lawrence, English poet CONNECTIONS MATERIALIZED – the act of making …

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