On April 1st, 2016 the tabulaRASA Artists Collective hung their very first show at the Gallery in the Tsawwassen Library. It will be showing until the end of April. It represents the works of nine artists, Karoline Cullen, Richard G. Knotts, John Ostaf, Kerri-Jo Stewart, Sharon Wright, Francis Dorsemaine, Matthew King, Larry Leslie and myself. It is appropriately named `beginnings` as it is our first show but also the beginning of a long artistic journey many of us have embarked on. These great photographers are working and developing new projects as I write and all I can do is anticipate the great works we will see in the second show.
Please join us on Thursday April 7th, 2016 for an evening of celebration of art with the artists from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
Tomorrow evening an image of mine, or rather three images will be on display at the PHOTOHAUS Gallery in Vancouver. This is also the home of the great Vancouver Photo Workshops.
Tomorrow evening is the launch or rather the Reception to the start of the “Exhibit-a Gallery Show” which will actually be on display until January 6th, 2012. There are a total of 6 artists showing their work; judi ANGEL, john CONWAY, kyle MACDONALD, john BRANDRICK, alex KWOK and me. The images are all superb as are the artists. Katie Husmain, instructor and curator of this show has done a great job and I owe her a great deal of gratitude and thanks. I have learned a lot from her.
My images on display are the start or the launch of my own project “Muse as Art”. The double sided 24″ by 64.5″ image on display called “The Exhibit” is but the first of nine images. For the Muse as Art project I have setup a web site at www.MuseAsArt.com where I will document my work, my learning processes and will blog on my trials and tribulations of creating these types of images.
I will blog on the concept, where it originated and how it has developed to this starting process. I will blog and discuss the images, the ideas behind the concepts of the images, their development and the technical issues in creating them.
Please be warned that there is nudity at this site and I hope it does not offend anyone but rather hope that it inspires other photographers and artists. The nine models that will make up this work are on side and rather enthusiastic about the project.
Jennie, the first model in The Exhibit print has been very supportive and as an artist herself, she has been very inspirational in creating this first image. To see the images and a few others that will be documented soon please check out the site.
I invite everyone to come out to the Reception tomorrow evening (Friday November 25th, 2011) at 7:00 PM to help support all the artists. There will be refreshments and food and music provided by New York DJ Lady Lane.
© 2011 Francois Cleroux
(Version 1.00 – November 2011)
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