10.11.09 by Jeff

Jennilee Marigomen / Interview

 

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JENNILEE MARIGOMEN INTERVIEW

 

Tell me about the last time you wished you had a camera with you, but didn’t.

A man was walking down West Broadway a couple weeks ago, carrying a five foot tall stuffed animal horse on his right side. From far away, it looked like he was riding it!

If you had your camera, would you have stopped the man and asked for a photo? Or would you have tried to capture the image without interfering? Is this something you even think about?

I try not to interfere or make my presence known when taking photos. I think that it’s part of my personality – I like being the observer and listener.

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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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06.11.09 by Jeff

Factory Magazine

People keep saying that print is dead, but amazing publications keep showing up at my door. Enter Factory Magazine. Keep your eye on these hooligans, Vancouver is exploding right now!

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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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30.10.09 by Jeff

Tangents

I can’t keep it secret any longer, I am extremely excited to announce the first-ever Booooooom art show, Tangents!

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I have joined forces with the folks at Lifetime Collective to bring together six amazing artists for a group show here in Vancouver. November 13th. 8PM. Lifetime Space (68 5th Ave West).

The artists are: Erika Somogyi, Garry Trinh, Kenichi Hoshine, Ben Tour, Luke Ramsey, and Jennilee Marigomen.

Three locals, and three out of towners, all supremely talented. It is going to be an amazing show.

RSVP the Facebook event.

29.10.09 by Jeff

Animatron 2009

Animatron 2009 is now accepting submissions! Little Mountain Studios is hosting the mini festival for the third year in a row, and it’s gonna be awesome! If you make animations or video art, submit your work here.

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One of my favourite animations from last year’s Animatron was Corneas Diadem by Brandon Blommaert! Watch the video below!

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26.10.09 by Jeff

Here Is Now

Thanks to everyone who came out to the pop-up show Here Is Now, it was paaaaaaacked! Amazing work, great music, fun crowd. I stole these photos from Lindsays Diet (thanks Linds) and from VancouverIsAwesome (thanks Randy). Enjoy the evening in reverse order.

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16.10.09 by Jeff

Silent Auction

The Art & Sole silent auction is now online! I was one of 30+ artists who took part in the show, customizing a pair of PF Flyers. We are now auctioning off the work as a way of raising a bit of money for Arts Umbrella, a fantastic program here in Vancouver that provides arts education for kids regardless of financial situation. If you pop over to the site and place a bid on a shoe or purchase the book, you are supporting some great artists and more importantly supporting a vital arts program!

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This piece above was done by my friend Danny Vermette.

If anyone bids on my shoes 25% goes directly to Arts Umbrella, and I will also donate my artist share (66%) to them as well.

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