Photographers interpret paintings

Brenda Gough

News Contributor

A new exhibition at The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) includes submissions from photographers who have interpreted paintings.

Viewpoint 2014 features 22 artists and 25 photographers.

TOSH Executive Director Corinne James said the pieces are influenced by artists inspiring photographers.

James explained that back in 2012 during the 25th anniversary of TOSH they produced an exhibition called Viewpoint 25.  Photographs were submitted and chosen by painters who in turn interpreted them in a painting. The photographs and paintings were hung together in an exhibition.

"Two years later in 2014 the conversation continues, but we are spinning the concept around … paintings to be interpreted by photographers."

Running from May 20 to June 8 the exhibition will have submissions from  shutterbugs who like to think outside of the box.

"I asked for submissions from artists of diverse styles and mediums and encouraged the photographers to interpret the painting in their own style. The paintings are nonrepresentational as the photographs are the literal interpretation," she said.

The intention of the exhibition is not to copy the painting but to be inspired by it without computer alterations although, enhancements are acceptable.

The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on Wednesday, May 21 at 7p.m. at TOSH located at 122 Fern Road, West in Qualicum Beach.


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