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Paul Gravett: Receding Realities

October 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - October 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Artist Statement:

Photography was my earliest entry into the creative arts and that was soon followed by music. My piano studies took over and, after earning a performance degree, I worked as a professional musician for several years in Toronto.

Over the years, my career has taken several paths, from an agent for musicians to a manager of performing arts centres and a programmer of multi-disciplinary performances. In the midst of this was a foray into floor loom and tapestry weaving, during which time I developed a method of incorporating both styles of weaving. Several shops across Canada carried my weaving, which I called in situ.

A rekindled passion for photography has recently re-entered my life. After years of observations, I am exploring the intersections of photography and contemporary art, in particular the unseen elements of light and the layering of colour and shape.

I explore techniques of capturing abstract effects in the camera, finding ways to extract ethereal qualities that are not visible at casual observation. In ‘developing’ the image, I tease out elements of light, colour and form to further explore the abstractions.

Exhibitions includes Arts Vancouver, IDS Vancouver, Ferry Building Gallery (West Vancouver, BC), Plaskett Gallery (New Westminster, BC), Glasgow Gallery of Photography, LA Artcore’s 4th Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibit, and The International Society of Experimental Artists 29th Annual Open Juried Exhibition.

Recent awards include Honourable Mention in the abstract photography category from the International Photography Awards and a Bronze Medal from The Photograph. Colour Study #6 was awarded the 2020 Gracie Award, “Best in Show”, from the International Society of Experimental Artists.

October 1st to 31st
Plaskett Gallery– 735 8th Avenue, New Westminster
FREE – Open Tuesday to Friday, 1pm-4pm. Saturday by request

Gallery visits are by appointment only. Enjoy art while apart! Make your appointment ONLINE . Visits are 30 minutes in length. Maximum 10 guests in gallery at any time.

Contact us if you would like to visit the gallery outside the appointment hours.


October 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
October 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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Massey Theatre
735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3M 2R2 Canada
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(604) 521-5050
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