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The Bridge, Rainforest, Eden 2009

 

Adam Macarenko: All is not as it seems

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Adam Macarenko, Shipwreck – Edition 1/1
chromogenic print
21 X 31 inches

Adam Macarenko creates artificial worlds that resemble our own. He constructs miniature dioramas by hand, and then photographs the set; these constructed realities tell stories. His images recall Romantic painting, but contain a contemporary edge because of the not-quite believable representation. Skillfully as these beautiful copies are executed, you sense that something is not quite right about the image, which makes you want to look longer.

Macarenko’s recent work will be on show at Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, June 8-22, 2013.

Learn more about his photographs, films, and award winning music videos on his website.

Lewis Desoto: The Restoration Artist

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Lewis DeSoto is the author of the novels A Blade of Grass, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and The Restoration Artist, which was just published by HarperCollins. Lewis Desoto “gave up” painting to become a writer, but still paints for himself.

Read more in this article.

Canadian Conceptual Painter Makes Images of Domestic Cats

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Todd Lambeth, Noah, 12 x 14 inches, oil on canvas, 2012

Victoria painter Todd Lambeth was seriously injured in a cycling accident recently, and found himself housebound with limited movement as he convalesced. Cats at rest are the subject matter of the paintings that came out of that period.  The artists says, “These are not paintings of urban hustle; rather they are oases of meditative calm and reflection. The banal subject of the ubiquitous family cat is transformed into images that celebrate the humility and comfort of our private lives.”

Watch an excellent video interview of Lambeth talking about his project, by filmmaker Michael Cox.

Lambeth’s exhibition “Oh! You Pretty Things” is on view at Deluge Gallery in Victoria to June 15, 2013

Online Exhibition of New Work

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Image: (Detail) Thief with a Toy Camera, 45 x 60 inches, 2013

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A PRIVATE VIEWING AT MY STUDIO, PRIOR TO MY SOLO EXHIBITION IN TORONTO NEXT MONTH.

April 18, 2013, 6-9 pm

#322b and #326-1000 Parker Street,

Vancouver

(entrance on east side of the building)

Refusing to be categorized in terms of subject matter or painting style, with this new body of work Vancouver painter Val Nelson allowed images to rise to the surface and demand to be painted. Travel photos from Berlin and New York, images found on the internet, and art history texts are sources for her paintings. Acknowledging numerous influences including Menzel, Manet, and Picabia, she paints still life, portraiture, painstakingly repainted collage and over-painting of found objects, linking them in a fluid overall narrative much like the collision of images in film montage.

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Breaking Lent, 2013, overpainted found object, oil, glass, wood, paper, approximate dimension 6 x 8 inches

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A park, rush hour 22″x36″ / 56×91.5cm Oil on canvas 2008-9

Peter Archer, British painter

A catalogue of wonderful new work is available at Art Space, London.