What is art....what is not art? What is your opinion?
Sometimes there are just places you NEVER want to go back to as an artist, and those are the bridges I want you to burn. Think long and hard about them - don't just burn for the sake of burning. You need to do this right, and for the right reasons. This one's for YOU...
We are very excited to announce that Effusion Art Gallery of Invermere, BC. is representing Janice's works in the Columbia Valley area, extending from Golden to the BC/USA border. This beautiful mountain and lake area is a favourite of Calgarians and international visitors who flock to Invermere to enjoy the unique combination of scenery, sport and culture.
My artistic practice and enquiry intentionally focusses on relationships and resources. I've often wondered about what it would be like if we were all the same sized fish in one giant pond. Changing our perspective on the size of the pond we are in, or changing our pond can really change how we treat each other and how we perceive our art and ourselves. Here's a story about a artist... um....."Little Red Fish".....that was in a pond..yes!...that's it....a POND....
I'll be the first to admit it - the last thing I think about as I'm about to start a painting is to set up the video camera and hit record. In my rush to create, it's not a habit that I've gotten into, and yet it's one of the best ways to share technique, information and tips with other artists. After all...isn't that what it's all about? Getting better and being the best we can be?Here's some tips, resources and equipment that will get you started.
Take things that belong in special places, and make them in their special places. Fit the art to the sacred space it should belong to. (Fancy curator talk will call it "site specific".) I think it's important to make the art where the Creator guides us to make it. De-institutionalize art and you make it more human.
Effective Thursday, January 26th Janice Tanton terminated her representation at Elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB and will be self-representing in the Bow Valley area of Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise. If you are a collector located in the Bow Valley, please contact us directly for any requests regarding artworks by connecting with us through this site or at JaniceTanton.ca We thank Elevation Gallery for it's past representation. New exhibition arrangements for the CAMP project will be forthcoming. Please subscribe to this blog for updates on this exciting work.
Everyone has it - that annoying voice of The Little Man inside your head that wants to take you away from what you are doing, comment (usually negatively), judge, doubt your actions, keep you in a state of fear and paralyze you from getting things done that you know you should.....the things that you love, the things that move you forward and the things that inspire confidence in your work and the world around you. It's a battle but I've found some tools and strategies to get him gone when I need to.
Tanya Davis has written one of the most poignant and relevant songs on creating art, that I have ever encountered. If you don't know already of this fabulous east coast Canadian and her film making partner Andrea Dorfman...let me introduce you!