Monday, July 22, 2013

Flying the Coop!

Pigeon Flight, Granville Island, BC

Illumina Photographics is moving house! The photographs and all the stuff I need to make them are leaving the beautiful mossy greens of North Vancouver and finding their new home a little farther South near the sunny shores of White Rock. From one end of the BC's Lower Mainland to the other! So, from July 24 through August 2 I'm closing up shop. I can still accept orders during this time however price quotes and order fulfillment will be resuming as of August 6. Onward ho!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Lenscratch "Backyard" Online Exhibition

Check out this interesting online photography exhibition on Aline Smithson's Lenscratch contemporary photography blog. The exhibition's theme is the "Backyard" and it's always curious to see what a word like "backyard" can mean to different people. Whether the image is representational or interpretive, these images represent a broad and varied landscape, existing perhaps in the reality of terra firma or maybe just inside our minds.

My own image "reflections of another home" is included on page four of the exhibition. It is an image looking through the inside of a room, from the outside to a backyard. Another home is reflected in the surface of the glass enclosing the room. I was intrigued by how all the different elements related to and influenced one another, yet still remain separate in function and identity. I must admit I have a strange attraction to reflections, they appeal to my sense of the surreal. Reflections of many kinds seem to be creeping in to my work more and more often these days.

Enjoy the exhibition!

"reflections of another home" image by Suzanne Goodwin
"reflections of another home" image by Suzanne Goodwin

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Seymour Art Gallery Spring Artisan Market!

It's a Spring fling and the forecast is looking mighty fine for this Saturday May 4! What better way to spend a gorgeous Saturday than in beautiful and picturesque Deep Cove where the Seymour Art Gallery is hosting their 2013 Spring Artisan Market!

SAG Spring Market Graphic





I will be participating along with around 14 other artists who sell in the Gallery's lovely gift shop - there'll be wonderful jewellery, art and handmade giftables to be had.

I'll be bringing photo jewellery, more photo tiles, and some prints and wall art too if I can figure how to fit them on my Market table!

This promises to be a casual, fun and intimate event - hope to see you there!

This event takes place on Saturday May 4, 2013 from 10am to 4pm inside the Seymour Art Gallery, located at 4360 Gallant Ave., Deep Cove, North Vancouver, BC.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On View: "Creatures" Group Show at the Kiernan Gallery

I'm absolutely thrilled to have my image "hope" on display at The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia, USA as part of the "Creatures" group show running from February 27 - March 23, 2013.

hope - photograph by Suzanne Goodwin
"hope"
The image explores the idea of capturing and holding for ourselves what we might like to be, or in this case what the animal represents to oneself, yet without regard for the creature itself.  It is the first in what will be a somewhat introspective series examining themes of desires, regret and acceptance.

The entire "creatures" show is available to view online at www.kiernangallery.com and the exhibition catalog is available in book form on Blurb.com. There's some absolutely fantastic work in the show and it never ceases to amaze me how elegant and powerful even the most seemingly simple images can be.

The show was juried by fine art photographer Anne Berry who is a Critical Mass 2012 Top 50 finalist. Her series "behind glass" is one of the most moving and aesthetically interesting depictions of captive animals that I have seen.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

PhotoHaus Gallery "Abstract Expressionism" Show

I'm very excited to announce that the five images of mine shown below are included in the upcoming "Abstract Expressionism" group show at PhotoHaus Gallery in Vancouver, BC!

Here's a peek:

The Night's Forest

Cerulean Drift
Nebulous Grove
 

An Utterance of Trees


Resonance

All of these images utilize intentional blurring and camera motion, reducing the subject's tangible form to that of my perception of its energy.

My images in this exhibition are Archival Pigment Ink Prints on 100% cotton rag paper, matted and framed to 18"x24" in contemporary black wood frames.

Please come on out and join me for the opening night - there will be lots of unique and interesting imagery shown in this exhibition, from over 30 different photographers. Oh yeah, of course there'll be beer and wine!

Opening night: Friday January 25, 2013 at 7pm, PhotoHaus Gallery, 14 W.7th Ave, Vancouver, BC


Friday, January 11, 2013

January Blues Show Opens Tomorrow!

Another showing! Two of my pieces "Descente" and "Somber Seas", shown below, are going to be hanging at the Burnaby Arts Council's "January Blues" exhibit at the Deer Lake Gallery - all the artwork in this themed group show is blue!

You're invited to the opening, which is tomorrow (short notice I know!) Saturday, January 12 from 2-4pm. Blues musicians will be in attendance for the opening! The Gallery is located at 6584 Deer Lake Ave., in Burnaby, BC., which is right inside the lovely and peaceful Deer Lake Park. After visiting the Gallery you can take a pleasant walk along the trails and lakeshore located in the Park and while in the Park stop in the visit the Burnaby Art Gallery too.


My image "Decente":
descente image
"descente" 24"x24" photograph mounted to wood panel.
and my second image in the show:
somber seas image
"somber seas" 12"x36" photograph mounted to wood panel.

I hope you can make it out, it will be a fun afternoon!  The show runs until February 2, 2013.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Seymour Art Gallery Discovery 2013 Exhibiton

My new image "Augery", shown below, has been accepted for inclusion in the Seymour Art Gallery's annual group Discovery Show! This image represents my take on the show's theme: "Earth" and is the first of a series of conceptually driven works I intend to complete this coming year.

Augery

I would be delighted if you would please join me for the show's opening, Tuesday January 8, 2013 from 7-9pm, where myself and many of the other artists in the show will be on hand.

The Seymour Art Gallery is located at 4360 Gallant Ave in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, BC.

The show runs from January 8 - February 2, 2013.