Album Art for John Galantis

John-Galantis-01-DigI had the opportunity to adapt one of my Heavy Skies pieces (from Thirty Days Project, November 2012) into a piece for the new album from guitarist John Galantis.

The album is called “For What Time I Have Left” and deals with maintaining hope in the face of  our inherent mortality. I’ll link to it here when he announces the release.

Opening at Robert Lynds Gallery

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the opening event at Robert Lynds Gallery last Thursday.

Sorry I forgot to take photos until almost everyone had gone!
K-Robert-Lynds-04My three pieces from the Heavy Skies series.

Click through to see more photos of the gallery.

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Heavy Skies at Robert Lynds Gallery from February 20th

I’m very happy to announce that three of my Heavy Skies pieces have been selected by guest curator Michael Schwartz to show at Robert Lynds Gallery in Vancouver.

Heavy Skies 03: Lifted Condensation Limit
Heavy Skies 04: The Way Bricks Don’t, Too
Heavy Skies 06: The Way Bricks Don’t

Robert Lynds Gallery is at 1639 West 3rd Avenue, just west of Granville Street, between Pine and Fir.
Tuesday – Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 11am to 5pm
604-558-3806

There will be a small opening event tonight, Thursday, February 20, from 6pm.

I’ll be there with an enormous grin on my face.

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Christmas Card 2013

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Christmas card this year, sent out electronically.

Tried to get the lights shaped like a Christmas tree, picking up the glow of the wet Vancouver streets.

And there’s a Japanese element, too, if you can spot it.

Heavy Skies 09: High Traffic Security

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Heavy Skies 09: High Traffic Security

1 of 5 available.

ink on 100% acid-free cotton vellum
40 x 50 cm originals: $250 framed

30 x 40 cm digital prints: $125 framed

Heavy Skies 08: Used For Simple Tasks

Heavy Skies 08-1sHeavy Skies 08: Used For Simple Tasks
1 of 4 available.

ink on 100% acid-free cotton vellum
40 x 50 cm originals: $250 framed

30 x 40 cm digital prints: $125 framed

Heavy Skies 07: Areas From Damage

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Heavy Skies 07: Areas From Damage
1 of 3 available.

ink on 100% acid-free cotton vellum
38 x 61 cm originals: $250 framed

30 x 40 cm digital prints: $125 framed

Heavy Skies 06: The Way Bricks Don’t

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Heavy Skies 06: The Way Bricks Don’t
1 of 5 available.

ink on 100% acid-free cotton vellum
40 x 50 cm originals: $250 framed

30 x 40 cm digital prints: $125 framed

Heavy Skies 05: Cracked Chevaliers

Heavy Skies 05-1s
1 of 5 available.

ink on 100% acid-free cotton vellum
40 x 50 cm originals: $250 framed

30 x 40 cm digital prints: $125 framed

Heavy Skies 04: The Way Bricks Don’t, Too

Heavy Skies 04-1s
Heavy Skies 04: The Way Bricks Don’t, Too

1 of 6 available.

ink on 100% acid-free cotton vellum
40 x 50 cm originals: $250 framed

30 x 40 cm digital prints: $125 framed

Heavy Skies 03: Lifted Condensation Limit

Heavy Skies 03-1s

Heavy Skies 03: Lifted Condensation Limit

1 of 4 available.

ink on 100% acid-free cotton vellum
40 x 50 cm originals: $250 framed

30 x 40 cm digital prints: $125 framed

Heavy Skies 02: Self-Supporting Structure

Inspired by our beautiful BC coastline.

Heavy Skies 02-1sHeavy Skies 02: Self-Supporting Structure
1 of 4 available.

ink on 100% acid-free cotton vellum
40 x 50 cm originals: $250 framed

30 x 40 cm digital prints: $125 framed

Heavy Skies 01: Precast Lot Dividers

The first of nine posts showing the pieces I had on display in our recent show.

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Heavy Skies 01: Precast Lot Dividers
1 of 3 available.

ink on 100% acid-free cotton vellum
40 x 50 cm originals: $250 framed

30 x 40 cm digital prints: $125 framed

Two Interactive Views of Our Show at Kafka’s

Best comment on the show so far:
On Tuesday at about 9 in the morning, a 60-ish woman stumbled into the café and stood in front of my work for a brief moment before whirling onto the Kafka’s staff, who were busy with the morning rush, and hollering

“These guys are 23 years behind the times! Haven’t they heard of Japanese woodblock printing?!”

She stormed out. The staff assures us that “she was wasted”.

I truly wish we’d been there to see that.

What happened 23 years ago?

More constructively, an amazing Vancouver photographer who is known for his mind-bending wide-angle views came to shoot some panoramas of our show last Sunday evening. Click through to visit the show virtually! Read More

Studying Woodblock Printmaking in Osaka

We found a mokuhan-ga (woodblock printmaking) artist who teaches the traditional methods right in her Osaka studio, and I studied with her for two months this past spring.

The techniques she taught me enabled me to complete my Heavy Skies print series, which is currently hanging at Kafka’s in Vancouver.

K-Woodblock-Lesson-01Haruka-sensei applies paint to the block. The sketch and a test print are in the foreground. I’m using Day 21: Heavy Sky 12 from Thirty Days Project, November 2012.

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