The “State of the Art” Exhibition Starting – April 2015

April 2/15 – Terminal City Club – Vancouver, BC
May 7/15 – Venue TBA – San Francisco, CA
May 14/15 – Venue TBA – Los Angeles, CA

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Renowned artist James Picard will unveil a profound new direction in his upcoming show, “State of the Art,”. The exhibition will include works from every phase of his renowned 40-year career. It showcases his immense talent as a painter, letting viewers see first-hand his extraordinary range and definitive style.

“The Dark & The Wounded” West Coast Filming – May 2015

May 5/15 Location TBA, San Fancisco, CA
May 15/15 Location TBA, Los Angeles, CA

Film Extras Contact khaluk@darkandwounded.com

The paintings in this Film are reflective of some of the dark and wounded times in human history as well as from my own life experience. I wanted to touch on the fears we have by looking inward. Working on this series has helped me to heal. It is my hope it does the same for you”. ~ James Picard

“The Dark & The Wounded” East Coast Tour – September 2014

Sept 23/14 “The Jail”, Philadelphia
Sept 27/14 “The Asylum”, Bethany, NY
Sept 30/14 “The Church”, Toronto

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Learn More & Purchase Tickets: http://darkandwounded.com/tour-tickets/

“The paintings in this series are reflective of some of the dark and wounded times in human history as well as from my own life experience. I wanted to touch on the fears we have by looking inward. Working on this series has helped me to heal. It is my hope it does the same for you”. ~ James Picard

Appreciation

Thank you to everyone who showed support for The Dark & The Wounded art exhibition and documentary by contributing to our Indiegogo campaign in May 2014. We partially met our fundraising goal so, if you’d still like to contribute, we really appreciate it. You can contact me via email or phone for more info and/or mail me a cheque. And please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Dark & Wounded developments! Thank you, James Picard

Fundraiser for “The Dark and The Wounded” Exhibitions and Documentary Film

Please be part of funding the continuation of this project that is helping people to heal through art!picard_tickets

Saturday November 9, 2013 – 8pm to 11pm
at VIVO Media Arts Centre at 1965 Main St. Vancouver

Fundraiser will include the premiere screening of the documentary trailer; live cello music; original art; limited edition t-shirts for sale, and more. If you’d like a drink, you can buy one at the bar.

Tickets are $30.00 each.

With each ticket purchased, you also receive an original Picard lithograph (valued at $500.00)

Please contact James Picard at 778 882 9885 or at james@jamespicard.com to purchase your tickets. Credit cards accepted.

Thank you for your support.

Artist’s Statement, “The Dark and The Wounded”

Our world is on edge. We are faced with wars, food and water shortages, health epidemics, human trafficking, racism, homophobia, and homelessness. These issues can also affect us in our daily lives and on top of it, we might be dealing with violence, drug and alcohol abuse, neglect, and the ache of loneliness. The list of our wounds is long and overwhelming.

Humans have been on Earth for close to 200,000 years and yet so much of our suffering has not been sufficiently solved. When we move through our lives not looking at issues or wounds, some of which have been passed on from generation to generation, we remove ourselves even further from solving our problems. The fact is, whether we want to see it or not, in each of us there are wounds. We carry emotional scars from trauma, abuse, abandonment, and fear. Some wounds are deeper than others, but all result in suffering. These wounds, if ignored, manifest in transmuted ways. When we are caught in denial, and refuse to look within, we cannot heal.

The Dark and The Wounded series is not only about the consequences of our unacknowledged pain. It is about being aware that that we all suffer. Through acceptance, we can become more compassionate, towards ourselves and others, and we can heal our wounds.

The paintings in this series are reflective of some of the dark and wounded times in human history as well as from my own life experience. I wanted to touch on the fears we have by looking inward. Working on this series has helped me to heal. It is my hope it does the same for you.

Choosing a location for this exhibit was a challenge as I wanted to show these paintings in an environment that is representational of the dark and the wounded aspect of life. In North American society, we tend to hide from our fears. We put thoughts, feelings, and even people that trigger fear in us, neatly out of sight so we cannot be reminded of their existence. The building that the exhibit is in is one of those places. It’s a place where we have kept secrets and buried pain.

Thank you for participating in this unique exhibition of my work. And thank you for allowing yourselves to enter the darkness…..seeing the wounds…… and for the possibility of creating an opportunity to heal.

Exhibition and Filming – Locations & Schedule

Exhibitions and filming of The Dark & The Wounded series will take place in or near cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Events on the tour will consist of public and private exhibitions, filming, or a combination of the two.

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The tour will include stops in the following locations:

  • Vancouver, BC, Canada – Held October 27th, 2012
  • Los Angeles, California, USA – April 27 & 29, 2013
  • San Francisco, California, USA – Fall 2013
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA – Spring 2014
  • New York, USA – Spring 2014
  • Toronto, ON, Canada – Spring 2014
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada – Spring 2014
  • London, UK – Fall 2014
  • Mainland Europe – Early 2015