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Hello fellow Painters,
I’ve had several requests for workshops so I will be doing a block of three Open Studio classes in August on Saturday mornings. This will be a great opportunity to bring in projects you have been working on for feedback and assistance, or start something new. As usual we will be doing a painting warm-up at the beginning of each class, to get that paint flying and help shift you quickly into creativity mode.
You’ll see that there will be a break partway through the month as I will be giving a free demo at Opus Art Supplies, “Painting Space with Oil Paint” on Granville Island on Saturday August 23 from 2-4 pm. So mark your calendars for that as well!
Thanks for your patience as my web maestra and I finalize my new website, which will be incorporating this blog! You’ll be able to find recent work and events, studio activities, classes, everything all in one place.
Meanwhile my show just opened on May 3, and I am just beginning to recuperate from the push to the finish. I’m thrilled and touched by such a positive response from my friends and loyal supporters. The opening was very well-attended and people seem to be wanting to take some of the work home with them–I don’t mind that at all!
I’ll be posting images of new paintings from the show really soon.
Meanwhile here are a few shots from the opening day:
Two days left to drop by my studio and see some of my new work! The Eastside Culture Crawl is open all weekend, with hundreds of artists opening their doors to invite you in, 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, Nov 16 and 17.
Please do come by and say hello, I love to share my work with people who enjoy painting. Or if you can’t make it this weekend, contact me and we can set up a studio visit.
All the best!
PARKER STREET STUDIOS, Suite #322b-1000 Parker Street
Adam Macarenko creates artificial worlds that resemble our own. He constructs miniature dioramas by hand, and then photographs the set; these constructed realities tell stories. His images recall Romantic painting, but contain a contemporary edge because of the not-quite believable representation. Skillfully as these beautiful copies are executed, you sense that something is not quite right about the image, which makes you want to look longer.
Macarenko’s recent work will be on show at Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, June 8-22, 2013.
Learn more about his photographs, films, and award winning music videos on his website.
Hello! Thanks for dropping by. If you would like to see Val’s most recent work, please visit:
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A PRIVATE VIEWING AT MY STUDIO, PRIOR TO MY SOLO EXHIBITION IN TORONTO NEXT MONTH.
April 18, 2013, 6-9 pm
#322b and #326-1000 Parker Street,
(entrance on east side of the building)
Refusing to be categorized in terms of subject matter or painting style, with this new body of work Vancouver painter Val Nelson allowed images to rise to the surface and demand to be painted. Travel photos from Berlin and New York, images found on the internet, and art history texts are sources for her paintings. Acknowledging numerous influences including Menzel, Manet, and Picabia, she paints still life, portraiture, painstakingly repainted collage and over-painting of found objects, linking them in a fluid overall narrative much like the collision of images in film montage.
A catalogue of wonderful new work is available at Art Space, London.