Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Annual Member’s Show
May 22 to July 3, 2010
As Spring slips into summer we shake cobwebs from our minds and draw with a sense of renewal. This exhibition will showcase the works of our members that exemplify the enjoyment and skills of figurative drawing.
Show entry requirements:
- Limit of 3 pieces per person
- 5$ submission fee for each entry
- Complete a form for each piece
- Works must be of a figurative nature
- Works must be framed and ready to hang
With a wire from one nail
No use of fishing line for hanging
- You must be a member to submit to the show
All work must be submitted between April 25 and May 21
Any questions or for more info contact Joel
Peter G Berger
Peter G Berger
Peter G Berger
Nude in Watercolours
Susanne Kestner Aiello
Harris Nichols Conte
Joel Libin Colour pen/pastel
Basic Inquiry Studio and Gallery Introduces
A figurative Drawing Exhibition
July 10 - August 7, 2010
Historically, life drawing has been the most enduring and inspiring genre in representational art. Drawing the figure offers tools for development of artistic skills, expression of the human form, the witnessing of empathy, and exploration of the paradox of identity. With this in mind, the figurative drawing studio Basic Inquiry presents the provocative exhibition “Naked‘.
Basic Inquiry sustains a 27 year old philosophy of making available affordable life drawing in a non-critical environment; this philosophy is conducive to providing similarly non-critical exhibiting opportunities. “Naked” is a non-juried exhibition that is open to all artists that have confidence that their work captures the quintessence of the idiom naked. The results of such an exhibition are drawn dialogues that are not regulated by the credo of a jurying process, but are the voices direct from a collective environment that follows the axiom of magnanimity.
Drawing is essentially art making in it’s naked form; the origination of the processes, and a catalyst for interpretation. As artists seek enlightenment through immediacy and intimacy of the act of drawing, they will also strive for acceptance and encouragement as they expose their own metaphorical nakedness.
Opening Reception July 24, 7 - 9 p.m.
1011 Main Street Vancouver, 604.681.2855
Events of the Drawn Festival at
Basic Inquiry Studio and Gallery
A Discussion About Life(drawing) August 7, 7:30 9:30 p.m.
The History and Philosophy of Basic Inquiry
“Life drawing is a basic inquiry into the human form.” Maurice Spiro
The Present: Introduction; Learning Curve, A Way of Life
In the Beginning: Philosophy and Intent; Stories from the Early Days
The Future: Action of drawing; Transcending Technique
The Closing: Great Expectations
Open to the Public: Free on-location life-drawing
July 17, Saturday 2-5 p.m. Science Centre park
July 31, Saturday 2-5 p.m. Thorton Park
info: lifedrawing.org / basicinquiry.blogspot.com
Monday, May 3, 2010
The life drawing studio Basic Inquiry enables artists the opportunity to enhance their figurative renderings, decipher the map of the body and explore the nuances of individuality. The artist takes these hard earned lessons and creates a body of work that with sensitivity exemplifies their passions and expertise.