BC Almanac and Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver British Columbia

November 11, 2015 | Filed Under Art, Arts, BC Almanac, BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, Cascadia, Documentary Photography, Exhibition, Fine Art, Historical, History, Pacific Northwest, Photo Book, Photographers, Photography, Photos, Presentation House Gallery, Publishing, Vancouver | Leave a Comment 

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A while back I posted on a 1970′s publication featuring the work of a group of Vancouver photographers called the BC Almanac. That post is here.

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The publication was unique as it consisted of a series of mini-books/magazines, each one dedicated to one photographer’s work with the whole collection housed in a folder/cover. The one copy I was able to source and look over was missing many of the individual piece so it was difficult to get a sense of  the whole project. It was a shame as I felt it was an important part of Vancouver photo history and there seemed  no way to have a good look at that.

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The folks at North Vancouver’s Presentation House Gallery obviously thought the same thing and have mounted an exhibition of images and artifacts from the original work and publication and have republished the book, while this version does come in a folder, all the individual photographer sections/chapters are bound together in one big book.

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I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to take a look at the exhibition and purchase a copy of the book. The work, and some of it, as would be expected, holds up better than others, is still a great look at this time in Vancouver through the eyes of  a diverse group of photographers. An added bonus is the inclusion of work by some of the photographers that while not in the book is from the same time period. It was great to see Roy Kiyooka’s Stone D Gloves (or Stoned Gloves, I’ve seen it both ways) on the wall. I’d only seen repros in books before.

The BC Almanac book’s reproduction, like the original, is contrasty and grainy but again is a great record of a certain local photography that thanks to the exhibition we can once again access.

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Vancouver Art Gallery FUSE July 2013

July 29, 2013 | Filed Under Art, Arts, BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Canada, Canadian, Cascadia, Documentary Photography, Entertainment, Exhibition, Fine Art, Pacific Northwest, Vancouver, Vancouver Street Photography | Leave a Comment 

Took in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s July FUSE event on July 19, this one produced in conjunction with the Arrival Agency. Lots going all evening on the various floors.

Crowds outside the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE event on Friday July 19 2013.

Crowds outside the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE event on Friday July 19 2013.

Crowds inside the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE event on Friday July 19 2013.

Crowds inside the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE event on Friday July 19 2013.

Artist Paul Wong, left, chats with VAG Young Associate Spencer Denton at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE event on Friday July 19 2013. Playing on the wall behind is a Wong presentation.

Art performance in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE event on Friday July 19 2013

A view over Robson Square from the top floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery during the FUSE event on Friday July 19 2013.

Crowds outside the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE event on Friday July 19 2013

 

 



Bucking The Trend, Printing Photographs Small

August 1, 2012 | Filed Under BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Documentary Photography, Exhibition, Landscape, Photography | Leave a Comment 

A couple of weeks off which has been good for some travel, Kamloops, Maple Ridge, Vancouver and Portland, and now I’ve been doing some printing. I know everyone seems to be going for big photographs but I’m enjoying making small prints.

 



Mike Andrew McLean – Thirty-Five thousand Forty at Open Space

November 15, 2011 | Filed Under Exhibition | Leave a Comment 

An eye and mind boggling exhibit by Mike Andrew  McLean at the Open Space gallery in Victoria. Here’s the intro from the gallery’s web page:

Thirty-Five Thousand Forty
Mike Andrew McLean
November 10 to December 10, 2011
Opening November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Thirty-Five Thousand Forty is the physical culmination of Mike Andrew McLean’s project to shoot ninety-six photographs a day for three hundred and sixty-five consecutive days. McLean’s year of photos, now printed as 4”x6” snapshots, will tile the interior of Open Space, forming a sprawling record of the artist’s life from June 2010 to June 2011.

McLean writes “photography in the digital era is developing its own language, forging unique processes and technologies. It seems to have reached the democratic potential that George Eastman predicted one hundred years ago, when he took the process out of the studio of the trained craftsman and put it into the hands of the unskilled hobbyist.” McLean turns the idea of digital photography inside out, conferring an analogue physicality and monumentality onto a format that proliferates effortlessly, flooding websites, Facebook, memory cards and hard drives in an unimaginably deep cloak of images.

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Note the final photo posted here. Dan Milnor snaps a photo of a 2G hard drive mounted on the gallery wall. All the photos in the show are stored on that one drive.



Don Denton and T. J. Watt Exhibition Opening at Dales Gallery

November 14, 2011 | Filed Under Exhibition | 1 Comment 

Here’s a few images from the opening last week of  the joint photo exhibition for T. J. Watt and myself called Seeing The Forest For The Trees at Dales Gallery in Victoria’s Chinatown. The show, See The Forest For The Trees, runs until November 25.



Punk Rock Rising Vancouver 77/78 Show Opening

April 10, 2011 | Filed Under Art, BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Documentary Photography, Exhibition, Gallery & Workshop, Photography, Punk Rock, Vancouver Punk | Leave a Comment 

Had the opening for my show of images of Vancouver punk rockers at Talk I Cheap Gallery in Victoria last night. A good turnout including the members of the Dishrags which was excellent.

Hanging the show

Jason Flower and Tiemen Kuipers sort through Vancouver punk singles.

The Dishrags, Scout, Jade and Dale,  with a photo of their younger selves

Friends chat during the opening



Moment Of Truth, The Rangefinder Chronicles Exhibition Opening

September 19, 2010 | Filed Under Exhibition, Featured | Leave a Comment 

A busy night at Victoria’s Luz Gallery with the opening of the Moment of Truth, The Rangefinder Chronicles exhibition and a demo by Leica of the new S2 camera.

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Dr. Ted Grant with two of his photos, Pierre Trudeau and Jackie Kennedy.

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Quinton Gordon welcomes everyone

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Some of the crowd

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Photographer Troy Moth sets up for the Leica S2 demo.

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My photo in the show, at left, with Leica cameras.



A Moment Of Truth exhibition at Luz Gallery

September 14, 2010 | Filed Under Exhibition | Leave a Comment 

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This coming Saturday, September 18, Luz Gallery will hold the opening for their latest show, a group exhibition entitled A Moment Of Truth, The Rangefinder Chronicles. It’s a group exhibition and I have have an image in the show. I’m really excited to be showing with photographers  George Webber, Donald Weber, James Whitlow Delano, Ted Grant, Quinton Gordon, Lauren Henkin, Ryan Gauvin, Duane Prentice, Jamie Drouin, Federico Vanolli, Demetrious Tsimon and Mike McLean. The exhibition was curated by Diana Millar and Quinton Gordon.



JEM Gallery Exhibition

September 13, 2010 | Filed Under Art, BC Photography Archive, British Columbia, British Columbia Photographic Archive, Documentary Photography, Exhibition, Personal Project, Photography, Portrait, Punk Rock, Vancouver, Vancouver Punk | 1 Comment 

Don Denton Exhibition At Jem Gallery

I had a great opening at the JEM Gallery Friday night.  We were scheduled to be open from 6PM until 9PM but it was after 11PM before people stopped dropping by. Saturday was excellent as well and we didn’t close up shop until 5:30. Many thanks to gallery owner Carola Goetze for all her heard work.

Don Denton at Jem Gallery



Zine for Punk Photo Exhibition

September 9, 2010 | Filed Under Exhibition | Leave a Comment 

I’ve made up a small (16 page) booklet of images from the punk show for the JEM Gallery show that opens tomorrow night. First attempt with Indesign.

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