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Truth and Beauty Gallery presents 1981 The North Pole Dig

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Truth and Beauty Gallery shares  H E N R I   R O B I D E A U 1981 The North Pole Dig on view from April 6th to April 19. 

“The Pancanadienne Gianthropological Survey was originally conceived of as a photographic book project, a study of the major manifestations of human activity in the second largest country in the world, the land of my ancestors, Canada.

The 1981 North Pole Dig was the maiden voyage of The Pancanadienne Gianthropological Survey.

Leaving Vancouver August 1, the dig party arrived at its destination ten days later, Inuvik NWT, the land of the midnight noon, after having traversed the equivalent of a trip to Chihuahua, Mexico. Another two weeks later the dig arrived back in Vancouver with only five of the original eight members having survived the entire trip. Much of what was learned on that first outing would serve the Pancanadienne Gianthropological Survey well for most of the next decade of cross country digs.” 

” In 2016, at the age of 70, and after 50 years in photography I began working on the Pancanadienne Gianthropological Survey again with the intent of editing down the 2,000 or so panoramas into the book I had envisioned back in 1980.

That’s what is in this show – the first six pages of contact sheets from the first dig, along with the preliminary edit pages where I have selected, grouped and narrated the images on a worksheet. From these worksheets will come the final stories and book pages of The Pancanadienne Gianthropological Survey.”  – H. Robideau

Truth and Beauty Digital Gallery presents Rob Atkins ON THE ROAD

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Truth and Beauty Gallery is pleased to share Rob Atkins On The Road.

Rob Atkins is a Vancouver-based photographer specializing in architecture, interior and fine art. Since beginning his career in New York in the 1980s, his work has been used by an international array of clients.

In the fall of 2019 Glitterati Editions will release Rob’s second book, Earth River Sky – a collection of a decade of photography made in northern New Mexico.

Exhibition Statement                     

Diving along the endless highways and roads of the American southwest, I feel at times as if the car’s windshield has transformed into a large screen in a movie theater. An endless montage of signage, many from a long-gone, less homogenized, and nationally-branded era stream past, guideposts to an America that now exists mostly as a memory.

I always traveled alone, which made these trips a spiritual experience, much like my own private Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage. In that sense, the “journey” of creating these images was as much one across the physical landscape as it was an interior transit.

In the words of John Steinbeck: “We do not take a trip, a trip takes us.”

Truth and Beauty present Spellbound by photographer Ken Lorenz

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Truth and Beauty Gallery is pleased to present Spellbound. The show opens on February 23rd and runs to March 9th. The artist Ken Lorenz will be in attendance for the opening from 1 – 4pm.

 

EXHIBITION STATEMENT
“Inspiration for my image-making comes primarily from Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
a Latin American author who developed the novel literary genre, Magic Realism, as a basis for storytelling.
‘Magic Realism’ is defined as “making use of magic elements in order to create an alternative  to accepted reality.
Time exists in a kind of timeless fluidity.”
While each series is different, this is the overarching concept weaving them together.
The images in this exhibition have no distinct psychological relationship;  yet the distortion –
obscurity and ambiguity evident in each photograph —  establishes the artistic intention. ”

Images from three portfolios are featured in this exhibition:
In The Shadow of Puppets
Words in Search of a Photograph 
Covering

Truth and Beauty Gallery presents Jurgen Vogt’s Route 66

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Truth and Beauty Gallery is pleased to share Route 66 an online exhibition –

“Having watched the TV Series Route 66 in the early 60’s I drove the highway, for the first time in late 1967, from California to Texas. Since then I’ve driven different stretches of the road many times. What has always intrigued me were the old, often abandoned buildings, motels, garages, and diners. The ghosts of Route 66.

In 1989 and 1992 I went on my first trips to photograph a portion of the old Route 66, from Victorville, California to Albuquerque, New Mexico, not because it was a famous transportation route at one time but because of what was left behind, the remains of Route 66. I continue my photography of Route 66 every time I drive along Interstate 40. While still photographing with my 4 x 5, I also now use a 35mm digital camera.
All photography for this project was done using a 4 x 5 camera, and black & white film. I made contact sheets from the negatives at the time, but did not print anything until recently.” Jurgen Vogt

Albuquerque Size: 34 x 27 on 36 x 29 paper

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


 

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