17.09.12 by Jeff

Manwolfs

Manwolfs art show vancouver

My friend Corey Adams (the same Corey I made this with) has organized an art show where artists will re-interpret the iconic Manwolfs jean jackets. If you’re from Vancouver you probably know the Manwolfs, if not watch this and this and then refer to the image below.

 

Manwolfs art show vancouver
Artists like Michael Hsiung, Andrew Pommier, Jeremy Fish and even skate legend Natas Kaupas have been sent jackets to customize. It’s gonna be a rowdy one, I’m sure someone will be donutting a motorcycle in the gallery by the time I get there!

Event info below!

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26.02.10 by Jeff

The Cheaper Show No. 9

I am honored to be working with The Cheaper Show in the coming months as it is one of the best things happening in this city. Here is a peek at the people behind Vancouver’s most exciting art show. A show created by artists for artists.

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Watch the video below!

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16.11.09 by Jeff

Thank You!

Reid (Lifetime) and I would like to thank the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of you that came out to the art show on Friday! It was overwhelming! Big thanks to Savoury Chef for providing all of the delicious food, the mini Vietnamese subs were a huge hit! If you’re hosting an event in Vancouver you need to let them handle the catering! Thanks to Phono for the music and Kale Friesen for shooting photos!

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The gallery side was packed the whole night and the lounge side (with the music and food) quickly turned into quite a party. If you were there, leave a comment!

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13.11.09 by Jeff

8PM. 68 West 5th Avenue.

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12.11.09 by Jeff

Erika Somogyi / Interview

Our Tangents art show is only one day away (Friday)! Here’s the final artist interview! Introducing, Erika Somogyi.

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ERIKA SOMOGYI INTERVIEW

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I was surprised to learn that you’re living in Brooklyn! Based on your work I would have guessed you were living in a log cabin somewhere in the pacific northwest! The evergreen tree shapes, the mountains, where is the imagery coming from?

Sometimes I wish I were living in a log cabin in the mountains. I have spent time backpacking and sleeping outside. I love visiting the national parks. The natural imagery I use in my work comes from my travels, photos I have taken, photos I have borrowed, field studies and memories.  One aspect of the work I have been making is the longing for a connection with nature. The lack of expansive wilderness here is a big part of that. In a way I feel transported by the paintings.

I think you’d love it here in British Columbia! We have lots of mountains, lakes, and trails. On the other hand, I like the idea that your work is about this longing, like an intense memory that over time has become more fantasy than reality. Maybe coming here would ruin that?

It would be so cool if I were coming out for the show! I don’t think it would ruin my work at all. It would be a great experience for me to spend some time there. I guess what I’m trying to say is that the art I make doesn’t just come from what I can see out my window. That would be the Manhattan skyline. I have a pretty nice view.

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11.11.09 by Jeff

Luke Ramsey / Interview

Our Tangents art show is just two days away (Friday)! Here’s artist interview #5! Introducing, Luke Ramsey!

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LUKE RAMSEY INTERVIEW

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What was your favourite book growing up?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, and I was always taken by Richard Scarry’s books too.

Richard Scarry’s Busy Busy World is my favourite book of all-time. I really hope they never try to turn them into live-action movies.

You know they will. I read that there’s a Lego movie coming out. I’m a huge Thundercats fan, and I’m worried about the new movie that’s coming out, because the series is truly profound and the animation is solid. The animators from the original series went on to work for Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle).

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09.11.09 by Jeff

Garry Trinh / Interview

Our Tangents art show is just a few days away (Friday)! Here’s artist interview #3! Introducing Garry Trinh!

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GARRY TRINH INTERVIEW

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Is it true that Australians are to blame for “Uggs”?

Is it’s true and proud of them we are.

In your humble opinion, what is the worst movie of all time?

I haven’t kept a list of movies I hate. I tend to see the good in all things. However, I felt physically nauseous while watching Cloverfield on the big screen and really really needed to leave the cinema. Those handycam shots made me feel like I was on a two hour roller coaster. Took a day to recover from the experience.

I was immediately drawn to the humour in your work, especially in your “snaps”. Do people ever laugh out loud when they encounter your work in a gallery setting?

That would be a great reaction if people laughed out loud. The people that look at my work often have a bewildered expression on their face. I don’t think they take the time to really LOOK. I feel the need to explain the photograph to them. I can not decided if my humour is just personal or universal.

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04.11.09 by Jeff

Kenichi Hoshine / Interview

Here’s Tangents interview #2! Presenting the incredible Kenichi Hoshine, who caught a lot of attention awhile back collaborating with James Jean on Polite Winter.

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KENICHI HOSHINE INTERVIEW

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Where are you living these days?

I’m living and working in Brooklyn, NY.

How much of Brooklyn is there in your work?

I moved here in March of this year so I can’t say that there is much of Brooklyn in my work. I don’t think my environment affects my work too much.

You have an interesting way of veiling an image, covering elements with a wash. Can you tell me a bit about your process and the way your style has evolved into what it is now?

Most of my work you have been seeing lately have layers of beeswax over them. I have always found images that are obscured or fragmented to be more interesting than “complete” pictures. I am drawn towards implied images that suggest certain moods and narratives. More often than not, I will draw or paint a “complete” image then delete/erase/sand parts of it until I achieve the desired picture. I probably spend more time editing the image than actually putting it down on the panel or paper.

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