The Fund for the Arts on the North Shore Society (FANS) acknowledges local artists living on Vancouver’s North Shore who have achieved national and international recognition in their field.

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Pierre Coupey’s career spans five decades and is marked by significant contributions to the Canadian cultural landscape through writing, painting, printmaking and photo work. He was a founding Co-Editor of The Georgia Straight and the founding Editor ofThe Capilano Review. He has published several books of poetry, chapbooks and catalogues, and exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally. His work is represented in numerous private and public collections in Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe.

FANS Tribute to the Arts
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7-9pm
The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art
2121 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Tickets: Available through the Centennial Theatre Box Office
By phone: 604-984-4484

Gallery Jones is participating in ART TORONTO, October 25 – 28 held at the Metro Toronto Convection Centre. Opening Night Preview, October 24th, benefiting the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Look for us at Booth 718. We will be featuring work by Danny Singer and Brendan Tang.

Image below:

Brendan Tang, Manga Ormolu Version 4.0p, 2012, ceramic & mixed media, 27” x 12” x 12”

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The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke in Québec, from the 14th of September 2013 to the 19th of
January 2014, will be exhibiting 15 large scale paintings by Peter Krausz.
In 1969, Peter Krausz, then in his early twenties, secretly left his native Rumania.  For more than forty years, the flight towards the unknown has continued to nourish the reflections of the artist.  The landscapes which inspire him are those marked by history, conflict, and war.  He transforms and elevates them, turning them into spaces halfway between the real and the imaginary.  His painting is colourful and luxuriant.  The artist particularly enjoys the clear luminosity of dawn, the warm colours of the afternoon, and the violet tones of the sunset which he paints using the ancient al secco technique.  
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This survey show of Pierre Coupey’s work, featuring some 40 key paintings on canvas and paper, presents a snapshot of his practice from 1976 to the present. Selected by curators Darrin Morrison for the West Vancouver Museum and Astrid Heyerdahl for the Art Gallery at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam, these concurrent exhibitions span four decades of the artist’s work and reveal a number of his themes and concerns, from the public realm of geo-political conflict to the cosmological realm of poetry and literature. In these two exhibitions the curators present a close-up look at Coupey’s trajectory as a painter, and on the consequences –– the contradictions and tensions deeply embedded in his abstract canvasses –– of his decision to obey, however ironically, metaphorically, Matisse’s impossible admonition in Jazz to “cut out the tongue” and paint.

The exhibitions are accompanied by a full colour catalogue with an essay by Lary Timewell Bremner.

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