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Truth and Beauty present book launch of Terry Munro’s EMPIRE OF ILLUSION

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

On April 18th, 2018, from 4:00 – 8:00 Truth and Beauty Gallery with Vancouver Curator Bill Jeffries, will host  a special event book launch EMPIRE OF ILLUSION by Terry Munro and Text by Bill Jeffries.

 

Over the past decade Canadian artist Terry Munro has concentrated his creative efforts in documenting one street: Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada, USA. Visually, Las Vegas offers an unprecedented environment that purposely and at great expense seeks to interrogate the relationship between reality, symbols and society in often bizarre, ethnocentric, exaggerated, extraordinary and outrageous ways. It is a place that demands the craving of fantasy, ecstasy and illusion.

The photographs presented here in duotone by Munro distil the hyperbole and extravagance of the Las Vegas strip to reveal simple truths about spectacle as the final manifestation of capitalism. Exploring the ideas and influences of Munro, Bill Jeffries has contributed a text that explores these themes in more detail, and how the photographer’s work sits within the canon of North American photography.    – Black Dog Publishing


 

Truth and Beauty Gallery presents Salon Mémoire: 175 Tintypes from Quebec (1860 – 1920)

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Truth and Beauty Gallery presents Salon Mémoire: 175 Tintypes from Quebec (1860 – 1920)  from 18 November to 2 December 2017 and feat. also a Collector’s Talk with Bill Jeffries on Saturday 25th November.

 A tintype, also known as a ferrotype, is a wet plate collodion photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion.

For more information click here.

 

truth and beauty gallery present Desirée Patterson’s Enraciné

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Vancouver-based truth and beauty gallery present Desirée Patterson’s Enraciné, an exhibition of work in progress running from October 7th to October 20th.

This developing series explores the humanistic approach to environmental sustainability through consciousness rooted in the industrialized world. Urban compositions are inverted (symbolizing the roots of industrialized society) and collaged with landscape imagery to reveal the complex transcendent evolution humanity must make towards a level of consciousness that will take whatever action is required to sustain our planet.

For more information click here or contact truth and beauty gallery.

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

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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