Vancouver, BC, July 4, 2013 – Today, initial gallery proudly announces its latest show “the Diarist, the Commentator, & the Seer.” Celebrating three of BC’s top talents – Jen Osborne, Andy Dixon, and Jessica Bell – this unique collaboration illuminates three important roles artists play in society. A mixed medium experience, this exhibit marks the first time these three artists have shown together.
Curated by Byron Dauncey, “the Diarist, the Commentator, & the Seer”, at initial gallery, located at 2339 Granville Street in Vancouver.
About Jen Osborne
Jen Osborne is a Canadian photographer currently living in Berlin. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally. She was raised on Vancouver Island, in small-town Courtenay. Her career as a photographer was started by a yearlong work contract with Fabrica, the United COLORS of Benetton Research Centre, in 2008. She finished a residency at Fabrica in 2009 and became a part of ReGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today. In 2012, Jen won the Pride Photo Award and Screenings 12 Award. She placed second in Photovisa’s 2012 “The Face” competition and was also nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass and PDN 30. In 2013, the European Journalism Centre awarded Jen with a grant to shoot a personal project.
For additional information on Jen, please visit: http://www.jenosbornestudio.com/
About Andy Dixon
Currently working out of Vancouver, Canada, Andy Dixon’s work contrasts refined subject matter with a coarse application of his materials. “Vancouver- based artist Andy Dixon’s latest works obviously borrow subject matter from the greats — Rousseau, Matisse, Picasso — even as a punk sensibility permeates them. Hues are outrageous and paint is coarsely applied. His warped appropriations invite the viewer to invent a new understanding of the subjects.”
– The Vancouver Sun
For additional information about Andy, please visit: http://www.andydixon.net/
Bell In the works of Jessica Bell, the material language is utilized and exploited to create a visual narrative of process and exploration. Bell’s patchwork compositions reference topographical maps of inhabited terrain and faintly familiar urban landmarks. Utilizing materials of varying weight and texture, and layering collage elements with graphic paint applications, she creates compositions of considered shapes that hover between the spheres of assemblage and painting. Originally from Montréal, Quebec, Jessica Bell holds a BA Art History with emphasis on architecture from The University of Calgary. She is a 2015 MFA Visual Art candidate at The University of Ottawa and a 2013 finalist in the 15th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition to be awarded in October 2013 at The National Gallery of Canada.
For additional information about Jessica, please visit: http://www.jessicabellmadethis.com/