April 13th, 2015 | Comments Off on Magnificent Paper Work by Peter Combe

San Francisco artist, Peter Combe, has a show at Back Gallery Project for the next few weeks. I attended the opening last Thursday and was completely mesmerized by the work.

He creates a mix of portraits and abstract work from hundreds of small circles punched from colourful paint chips, which are placed at an angle to the surface of the piece. The pieces look completely different depending on the angle you view it from, and the colours and tones shift. They are fascinating to look at, and each viewer moves around in front of the work.

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

The portraits are subtle and the full effect doesn’t come across in photos as it does in person.

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project
Peter Combe at Back Gallery Project

The show continues until May 9th at Back Gallery Project, so don’t miss it.

February 26th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

While the rest of North America is buried under oodles of snow, the West Coast glories in an early spring and an abundance of flowering trees. The downside though is that some of these trees are flowering weeks or a month too early, and that part is alarming. I worry for the long term health of these lovely trees.

Spring flowers in February

Spring flowers in February

Spring flowers in February

Spring flowers in February

Spring flowers in February

Spring flowers in February

I love spring.

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October 29th, 2014 | Comments Off on Hot Talks @ Hot Art Wet City: Eastside Culture Crawl Artists

For our November edition of Hot Talks we’ve partnered with the Eastside Culture Crawl to present an evening of short talks by eight artists participating in this year’s Crawl. It was a difficult selection process choosing from among the hundreds of talented artists who take part in the studio tour every year, but I made sure to choose a wide variety of disciplines.

Our speakers for the evening are Michelle Sirois Silver, Jon Shaw, Holly Cruise, Claire Madill, Patsy Kay Kolesar, Reilly Lievers, David Robinson, and Robin Ripley.

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Each artist will share a bit about their process and work in a short “Show & Tell” style talk on November 13th at 7pm. Tickets are by donation and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

Hot Talks: Eastside Culture Crawl
Hot Art Wet City
Date: November 13th, 2014
Time: Doors 6:30, talk 7pm
Address: 2206 Main Street (at 6th Ave), Vancouver