November 26th, 2013 | Comments Off

I was in Seattle with friends this past weekend, and was glad to spend a bit of time on Saturday at some of my favourite galleries. I really wanted to see Guy Laramee’s new work at Foster White Gallery, as well as Marco Mazzoni at Roq La Rue.

The most exciting work I came across, completely by accident, was Deborah Butterfield’s beautiful sculptures of abstract horses at Greg Kucera gallery. I’ve seen these on the internet many times because they get mentioned quite a bit on various art blogs, but they are incredible in person.

Sculpture by Deborah Butterfield

Sculpture by Deborah Butterfield

They are larger than life-size but have the quiet presence of standing next to a living horse. I never realized her work are bronze casts of the sculptures she first creates in wood.

Sculpture by Deborah Butterfield

Sculpture by Deborah Butterfield

Take a look at the video below where Deborah Butterfield shares a bit about her process. I wish I had a piece of land where I could install one of her horses. They are inspiring.

November 21st, 2013 | Comments Off

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of going out and touring some of the artists studios open for the Culture Crawl, because I was closed for the Preview night while others were open. I haven’t been able to do this in years because I need to be present at my own studio. There was a small group of artist friends who have been doing the Crawl for years touring around for the evening. We all felt excited to see other people’s studios, and the feeling was a bit like having Halloween and Christmas all rolled into one.

The most striking work I saw that evening was by sculptor, David Robinson. The massive figurative piece below was the first thing I saw as I walked into his fourth floor space in Parker Street Studios. I had to stop and stare at it for long minutes.

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I am really inspired by his work, and was interested to see some of his recent pieces are molded from cardboard or paper. I aspire to one day create on as large a scale as he does.

Visit David Robinson’s website to view more work.

November 19th, 2013 | Comments Off

The featured speaker for our November Hot Talk at Hot Art Wet City is Eagranie Yuh. She is a writer, editor, and master of all things chocolate with a new book coming out next year from Chronicle Books. Eagranie will be speaking about simple and effective ways to improve your writing.

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How To Write Gooder

You may be the most talented creative in the world, but if you can’t communicate what you do, why it matters and why you’re awesome, you’re hooped.

In this talk, you’ll learn simple ways to whip your writing into shape and tell compelling stories – without selling your soul.

Read the full description of Eagranie’s talk here.

Join us for the latest Hot Talk on Tuesday November 26th at 7pm. Tickets are by donation and are available through Eventbrite.

Hot Talks: Eagranie Yuh
Hot Art Wet City
Date: November 26th, 2013
Time: Doors 6:30, talk 7pm
Address: 2206 Main Street, Vancouver

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