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Deanne Achong, Butterine Project

Posted in Art, Photography by petercombe on May 3, 2010

Butterine> Beaters, 2010, 11 x 17″, Lightjet c-print
Butterine> Beaters Pink, 2009, 11 x 15″, Lightjet c-print
Butterine> Margarine with Cochineal Insect Slide, 2010, 11 x 17″, Lightjet c-print

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Deanne Achong is a Vancouver based artist whose work was recently part of the Twitter/Art+Social Media exhibit at the Diane Farris Gallery this past April. The photographs above were part of the exhibit and are from a new body of work called ‘Butterine’. Achong’s subject matter includes margarine, food dye and the cochineal bug (used to make red dye). Continued viewing of her work over the past month brought to mind Joseph Beuys and his incorporation of margarine, butter, other foodstuffs and animals into his art. Deanne brings an element of Beuys to her work yet juxtaposes her love of Beuys with 21st century society’s frenetic, schizophrenic obsession with food related issues, ie: Food Inc vs the Food Movement. There is a certain immediacy and something a little frightening lurking beneath these beautiful photographs. Could it be a Betty Crocker doppelgänger’s nod to Joseph Beuys? When I first saw this work – I thought they were screen shots to a video piece. I imagined entering a blacked-out room, 3 large video screens, Butterine’s imagery accompanied by a cacophony of sound – a sense of urgency would surely ensue.

Deanne Achong’s Butterine Project; tight, clean, intelligent and current.

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Art tweets in blips and bleeps

Posted in Iran by petercombe on April 17, 2010

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@DFGallery Blog

Posted in appropriation, digital Collage, I appropriate, paint chip art, Photomontage, Vancouver by petercombe on April 15, 2010

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Sona Safaei-Sooreh

Posted in Art, Uncategorized, video by petercombe on April 2, 2010

Sona Safaei-Sooreh Post Production
Sona Safaei-Sooreh is one of the artists that I am currently exhibiting with at the Diane Farris Gallery for the month of April.

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April 1 – May 1, 2010
Diane Farris Gallery

1590 W. 7th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada

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Parallels

Posted in Art, Collage, Parallels, Vancouver by petercombe on March 27, 2010

Sol Sallee, Doff A Cap In That Ass, Digital collage, 2010

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Peter Combe, Untitled, Digital collage, 2010

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Sol Sallee is one of the artists that I will be exhibiting with at the Diane Farris Gallery this April. Though living in two different parts of North America – it was quite fascinating to see such commonalities – both Sallee and myself only became aware of each other’s work through this upcoming group exhibition curated by Lili Vieira de Carvalho at the DFG.

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April 1 – May 1, 2010, Reception Thursday April 1, 2010, 6-8 pm

Diane Farris Gallery
1590 W. 7th Avenue
Vancouver, Canada


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