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Just a couple of photos of one of my miniature iceberg paintings framed and in it's new home in Texas. In this example the work is "floated" so you can see the edges of the paper. I think it looks really sweet beside the unicorn in the bell jar, they go together so nicely!

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Here are a few of my larger works that will be on display at Initial Gallery October 17th 2013. 

I am getting them documented this week and can't wait to see how the photos turn out. For now here are the  "in-studio" photos.

The piece below titled Nomads is 70" high - that's taller than me !



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I loved working large and at the same time it was a real challenge : )

But I am really happy with how it all turned out in the end : )

The work will consist of photography from Angela's art series titled It's A Sign and from my series titled Antarticus.

 

Opening night: Thursday Oct 17th 6-9pm 
Initial Gallery 
2339 Granville Street, Vancouver
Exhibition continues until November 21st.
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12-6


More details here

Facebook event here


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Here I am finishing a very large painting.


When you go to a custom framer they have corner samples to help you visualize your options. You can go simple or ornate depending on the style that will work best with the room you are hanging the artwork in. Below is one of my prints being framed at Framagraphic by the talented framer Caitlin.

Framagraphic is a great local custom framer on Broadway (Vancouver) . Here's their site: http://www.framagraphic.com
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Recently I have been creating and selling these minature iceberg paintings on paper. Here are two of them that have been framed together.

Check out the windows in the mat - the mat was extra thick so they have a bit more depth to them which emphasizes the miniature-ness of these tiny works of art. 

I also love the width of the mat around the images - they seem to be floating in the centre which is perfect for these pieces. 

If you have purchased original art/or an art print  - a custom framer can give great advice on how to best present the image. The work here was created for my client by the custom framer Framagraphic on Broadway (not far from Oak street in Vancouver). Tell them I sent you !!


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bg_19871378457128.jpg6 new pieces are going on sale next week through the website BuySomeDamnArt.com. I am thrilled to become a part of the BSDA community. The pieces are going on sale in the afternoon - approx noon Eastern Standard Time. 



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Rebecca Chaperon - Artist Statement


In Antarticus Chaperon uses paint to summon space confetti from a parallel universe while icebergs fall in love and portals to other dimensions hover silently above vast and empty snowscapes. These paintings gracefully bridge the gap between the reality and fantasy of two particular places while inventing a new, surreal locale.


Antarticus is a visual retelling of the story of two places, the tropical island of Mauritius and the icy realm of the Antarctic. Rebecca Chaperon created these narrative paintings with the poetic license of a true storyteller as she represents these two landscapes through a fantastical lens that includes her own twists and flourishes. In these paintings bold, geometric, flat shape(s) inhabit landscapes that sometimes combine elements from both tropical and tundra biomes . These shapes can take the form of small colourful confetti or large meditative oddities.


The depiction of these two places in particular is inspired by stories passed down to Chaperon by her uncle and father, stories that captivated her as a child. Mauritius is a small tropical island off the coast of Madagascar where her father was born and raised. The other location, the Antarctic, she learned about through a series of candid letters written by her uncle during the mid seventies, where he explained his surrounding environment as he traversed areas of the Antarctic by sea.


Both Chaperon’s father and uncle shared these stories as legends that were tinged with nostalgia, reverence and joy. The colourful geometric ingredient in Antarticus represents the agency of the storyteller/artist as she assimilates the stories passed down to her and synthesizes a new visual mythology.