FOCUS with Nathan and Kristofer – Reclamations and The Falling Light with Robert Lovett
May 31 – June 30, 2016
OPENING: June 9, 7-9 pm
Kristofer Parley and Nathan Davis with Robert Lovett – Photography, trains, graffiti, abstracts, water colour, pen and ink. What more could you want?
Kristofer Parley has been creating art for more than 30 years. In 2013, he moved into the heart of Victoria’s Chinatown. It took no time for him to fall in love with his new city. The friendly and welcoming community served as inspiration for his clean, crisp and vibrant watercolours. Kristofer’s pen & ink pieces capture a moment of time in black and grey; layers upon layers of detail encourage your eyes to wander at length within the illustration. His art resides in private collections in Russia, the UK, across Canada and The United States.
About the Photographer
Robert Lovett is a visual artist quietly making a living with cameras, commercial photography and creative projects in Victoria BC. He is also a husband, a father and a resident who travels between the Gulf Islands and Victoria to be with family. Much of the imagery in this showing is the result of those travels.
Having worked in many creative capacities for over 30 years, Robert draws on a unique history ranging from building and construction to a wide assortment of creative and visual experience that shapes his view of the world around him. Graduating from NSCAD University with a multidisciplinary honours degree in Environmental Planning and Design (BDh EP) Robert would experience the foundation tradition at NSCAD. From that unique exposure to spirit of Bauhaus he would continue to build upon his love for image-making and constructions through experimenting and exploration while meeting the rigorous standards that a professional degree requires. During that time the camera would prove to be the documentation tool that would aid him the most in the spacial and cultural analysis in his course of study. Outside of that rigour, photography would continue to become a new means of pushing image creation further, as the analog medium was just transitioning towards the digital medium at the time of his study.
As a freelance commercial photographer Robert shoots both analog and digital and he is invested in both mediums equally. The images presented are a marriage processes with prints sized at 2×6 feet and 2×2 feet and is limited series of 25 printings. Content is the result of single shots on a FujiFilm GX 617 Panoramic Camera. Film is 120 format Tri-x 400 and Pan F 100. Processing is chemical for the negatives and Digital scan to post and print.
Prints are Archival Quality on 310gsm, 100% cotton, velvet textured fine art paper, sealed with semi-matte Archivacoat.