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Truth and Beauty Gallery Presents A Capture Festival Event

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Truth and Beauty Gallery in Vancouver, Canada, presents a Capture Festival event on Saturday April 29th (11am-6pm).

The BoomBoom PhotoRoom is an interactive social welfare project in support of  From The Bottom Up Foundation, a non-profit organization which collects and distributes diapers to local families in need.  The gallery will become a walk-in PhotoBooth for visitors to have their photos taken in exchange for donations of $20 or a box of diapers.
The theme at the Truth and Beauty Gallery event is
Bring Your Best’, which encourages supporters to bring any favorite ‘thing’ to be photographed with – so go ahead and fire up your imagination ! 

Everyone’s invited to come for pictures and stay for the beer and music !

Browse the CAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

ONE DAY ONLY :  SATURDAY APRIL 29   11am – 6pm

Highlights from Photofairs, San Francisco, by Peppa Martin, truth and beauty gallery, Vancouver

Monday, February 20th, 2017
Image: Tabitha Soren, ‘The Puritan’ 023024-1’ 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Equinom Projects San Francisco
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We are grateful to Peppa Martin, owner of the truth and beauty gallery in Vancouver, Canada, for writing about the inaugural edition of Photofairs 2017  ‘live’ from the San Francisco.  Follow Peppa on Twitter & Instagram  for more information. Images courtesy of the artist and Peppa Martin.

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Banking on the growing success of three years in Shanghai, Photofairs launched its inaugural North American edition in San Francisco January 27-29th, arriving at the former historic U.S. Army San Francisco Port of Embarkation, now the picturesque waterfront Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture Festival Pavilion.

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Comparatively smaller in scale than other international fairs, this event managed to succeed where even the behemoth ParisPhoto LA could not. As the Bay Area’s only fair exclusively dedicated to photographic arts, Photofairs SF distinguished itself by presenting a thoroughly polished and impressive array– exhibiting a tight, balanced selection of high calibre, thoughtful work.

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Thirty four national and international galleries were on hand from fourteen countries, showcasing emerging and recognized artists across the fair’s public program and platforms, including panels, moderated talks and installations.

Photofairs San Francisco’s curation brought together vintage and blue-chip works alongside cutting-edge contemporary photography. Sarah Shepard, PHOTOFAIRS‘ San Francisco-based manager reported “the response to the scope and quality of the photography presented by both the national and international participating galleries, many of whom brought new works and artists never before exhibited on the West Coast, was overwhelmingly positive.”

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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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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.

This summer AWAD held a successful first Social in Canada at Vancouver’s truth and beauty gallery

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

This summer AWAD held a successful first Social in Canada at Vancouver’s truth and beauty gallery, kindly hosted by Peppa Martin who is the founder of the space and who has been a Member of AWAD since 2014. Susan Mumford, AWAD’s CEO and Founder was in attendance and the keynote speaker. Also attending the event was Lori Johns of Phylogeny Contemporary who is based out of Seattle, WA but exhibits around the country.

Lori, Susan and Peppa are pictured above (left to right) and this as well as other photographs of the event featured here, all courtesy of photographer Chris King.

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