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Kehinde Wiley : A New Republic – reviewed by Peppa Martin

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
We are grateful to Peppa Martin, owner of the truth and beauty gallery in Vancouver, Canada, for writing about Kehinde Wiley : A New Republic, an exhibition at Seattle Art Museum last year. Follow Peppa on Twitter & Instagram  for more information. Images courtesy of the artist and Peppa Martin.

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The eye-popping exhibition, A New Republic, showcased Feb 11th to May 8th 2016 at the Seattle Art Museum, assembled an extensive series of life-size, oil on canvas portraits of young African-Americans, by rising American painter Kehinde Wiley (b.1977). The exhibition travels to Oklahoma and Ohio in 2017.

The colour-saturated paintings depict stylized figures staged in the familiar tradition of historical European portraiture, which frequently portrayed the aristocratic white ruling class. Here, using black models, Wiley reimagined these classical portraits for a modern age to powerfully confront entrenched conceptions of race, identity politics and status.

Each painting incorporates youthful subjects assuming a heroic, valiant pose surrounded by, and often overlapped with, an exuberant background of riotous pattern and robust colours. The palette combines an intense flurry of rich, arresting hues in thoughtfully balanced proportion surrounding the subject entirely, without overtaking it. Backgrounds brim with vibrant, tightly interwoven florals or dynamic jacquard prints extending edge to edge, filling the canvas with meticulous graphic ornamentation.

This contrasts with the unremarkable, everyday modern streetwear worn by the subjects, such as hoodies, sports jerseys and jeans. With a dignified air, figures occupy the foreground and centre of the frame– a focal point intended to elevate their stature and suggest authority.

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Kanata 150? at Studio Sixty Six will explore what it means to be Indigenous in 2017

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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Image: Alexandre Aimee’s My Grandmother’s Guilt (Courtesy of the artist and Studio Sixty Six)

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Kanata 150? Studio Sixty Six‘s first exhibition of 2017 will be a group show of emerging Indigenous artists exploring what it means to be Indigenous in 2017, the year of the 150th anniversary of the Dominion of Canada. For more information, click here.

Nicole Dextras’ SHIFT, photographing the ephemeral at truth and beauty gallery from October 20th

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Vancouver’s truth and beauty gallery presents Nicole DextrasSHIFT, Photographing the Ephemeral from October 20th. This new exhibition features a series of photographs depicting garments and botanical material frozen in blocks of ice.

Dextras’ art practice is rooted in the environmental art movement and her work uses ephemeral materials to reference our connection with the natural world. Her work examines the transient aspects of nature through the lens of ever-changing cultural markers such as language and fashion. For more information on this exhibition, click here.

To attend on the Opening Night Reception-  20 October 2016, 6.30-8.30pm, RSVP to peppa@truthandbeauty.ca

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12.oo – 5.oo pm or by appointment.

AWAD Social in Vancouver hosted by truth and beauty gallery’s Peppa Martin

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

AWAD, the Association of Women Art Dealers  cordially invites all AWAD Friends (including both men and women) to our very first AWAD Social in Canada:

Date: August 23rd, 2016
Time: 7.00pm
Hosted by: Peppa Martin, truth and beauty gallery

698 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1S6
Follow the gallery on instagram, twitter & on Facebook

Keynote Speaker: Susan Mumford,  AWAD’s Founder and CEO

The evening will also entail networking, art viewing and more… 

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

This event is free of charge but space is limited so to attend, please RSVP by emailing info@womenartdealers.

Note changes to date and/or venue, although unlikely, may occur. Please check this page on the date of the event.

AWAD welcomes a New Member: Carrie Colton of Studio Sixty Six

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

CarrieAWAD, the Association of Women Art Dealers, is pleased to announce a new Member to our Virtual Chapter, Carrie Colton.

Carrie Colton has 30 years of experience as a designer, fine art painter, art consultant and curator. She established Exposure Gallery in Ottawa, in 2009 and then in 2013 her current Studio Sixty Six devoted to showcasing emerging artists from in and around the Ottawa region and across Canada.

Click here to read Carrie’s full profile and please join us in warmly welcoming Carrie to AWAD.

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