And His Vision Is Exactly What We Need
In the contemporary art world, white cubes and spare spaces abound, providing a blanched background for the artwork. Forget about all that. Canadian artist James Picard’s new series is a radical, stunning departure from that tradition. That work will debut in Picard’s global art tour, which kicks off in his hometown, Vancouver.
The tour takes a two pronged approach, featuring exhibitions of both Picard’s new work, The Dark and The Wounded, and a custom curated retrospective, called State of the Art.
Downtown Vancouver’s Terminal City Club will host the first exclusive, one night only State of the Art exhibition on April 2 at 6:00 pm. A selection of the paintings on display will be available for sale, and visitors will get a chance to meet the artist in person.
State of the Art will include works from every phase of his renowned 40 year career. It showcases his extraordinary range and definitive style. More than 125 works by Picard will be on display, including some pieces from his recent series, The Dark and the Wounded.
Ten percent of all art sales from this event will be donated to local Vancouver charity, the CKNW Orphans’ Fund. The Fund is dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of physically and mentally challenged and disadvantaged children in BC communities.
After Vancouver, the tour will stop at Alcatraz for a unique showing of The Dark and The Wounded.
The Dark and The Wounded is an experiential art show traveling to some of the world’s most troubled places, like abandoned hospitals, dilapidated asylums and empty prisons. The paintings are accompanied by an atmospheric musical soundscape by Jeff Danna. The Dark and The Wounded is a sensitive, gripping experience, but it’s not for the faint of heart and that’s exactly how Picard wants it.
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For reservations to the State of the Art Vancouver exhibition, please visit www.reznow.com today. Tickets will go on sale March 1, 2015. Due to space limitations, it’s unlikely that all interested parties will be able to attend, so the organizers recommend that you request tickets well in advance.
James Picard is a world renowned painter and humanitarian, drawing critical acclaim for his unique ability to excel in a range of artistic styles. Picard, 51, lives and works in Vancouver and Los Angeles.