CONTACT ROAM GALLERY

City Square Mall 555 12th Avenue W, Vancouver BC V5Z 3X7

Jennifer Angers Daerendinger

Founder/Owner/Curator

(e): jen@roamgallery.com

(c):604.970.4785

(w): www.roam-gallery.com

THE GALLERY IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER ANGERS DAERENDINGER.


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Cori Dipietro Interview

1) How, and When did you get your start in Art?

For as long as I can remember, I was creating. As a child of the 70s, I utilized any 2D, and 3D mediums; pencil, pens, and paint, clay, ceramics, macrame, string art, toothpicks, etc. For those from the same era, I have a memory of drawing ‘Tiny’, dreaming of attending the Art Instruction School. A pivotal moment came one Christmas when I received an oil painting set. I was around 10 years old, so excited to dig in that I didn’t read up on mixing the mediums, and wondered why my still life never dried. Still, I was committed. I started hanging works on walls at 22.

2) Do you have a muse?

I subscribe to the concept that our muse is not one thing, or person, but rather divine. Our muse lives within ourselves, or at least, spends some time there, unfortunately vacating during ‘blocks’, and when we are consumed with everyday life.


3) What type of music are you listening to right now?

Ugh, since a new year commitment, too much unidentifiable, workout mash up music at the gym. It is really the worst part of staying fit.

In my own space, most often, I surrender controls to CBC 2/3, Sirius XMU, and Spotify, NPR, and podcasts. I can just let it play, and it’s an audio adventure I am never disappointed with.

4) What part of the job as an artist do you love. What part of being an artist do you dislike (be honest now).

I love getting lost in work, and forgetting about the world around me. My mind rarely turns off, usually spinning on stresses, or to do lists, so it is beautifully freeing. With photography in particular, I love that when I am carrying my camera, I am always with my artistic self.

The part of being an artist that I don’t enjoy is trying to keep up with the community. There are so many events, exhibitions, reviews, and calls somewhat necessary to expand your work, and your career it can overwhelm. Regarding my work, I am quite introverted, and it requires much effort to be out there with it.

5) What three Artists inspire you, and why?

So many artists inspire me, but those that have influenced my work, and life most would be:

Georgia O’Keeffe. Recognized as the Mother of American Modernism, her style was realistic, but emphasized geometric shape, line, and form. She was bold, and inventive; her work, personal, and fearlessly feminine.

American photographer, Edward Weston, who captured very diverse subjects with an amazing eye. Especially known for his well lit nudes, and still life images, he elevated the everyday object into luminous, sculptural works of art.

I also love Jerry Uelsmann’s work. A pioneer, and master of photomontage, he creates dream like imagery with multiple film negatives, and analogue tools, not Photoshop. His work is so precisely crafted, and creatively unleashed it is better than what many people produce digitally today. He inspired my first experiment with 2 negative darkroom montage printing, which led to the body of work I’m showing in Vancouver this month.


Late Spring, 2015

6) What do you love about Vancouver, and what do you dislike about Vancouver (be honest now).

There are so few corners of the world that rival Vancouver’s geographic beauty. Every time I come home, I’m in awe of the glorious vistas. Over the years, aesthetically, the city of glass has matured into a unique, and alluring skyline against its natural backdrop. Meld that with fabulous memories of Van when I came of age here in the edgier more interesting 90’s, I hold a fabulous hometown in my mind.

At present though, I am saddened, and really dislike that the city has become unaffordable, and ‘un-real’. Absentee owners, and poor city planning has created a tangible imbalance for residents.

7) What words of advice would you give to someone starting off in the business that you wish you had been given when you were starting out.

Don’t get distracted. Make your creative work a priority. In life, there is so much stimuli, especially now with our pervasive, often invasive, technology, and social media, it is easy to lose hours. In order to succeed one needs to put in the time, and focus on their work.

…and trust the process.

8) If your house was burning down what three things would you make sure you took out with you?

My 2 french bulldogs, my 2TB LaCie hard drive with laptop.

9) Do your parents approve of you being an artist.

My parents were practical people. Though they always appreciated, and encouraged my artistic ability, they didn’t see much potential in a fine art career, or degree. My first profession was that of a make up artist, and going in my father still worried how I would support myself. It turned into a rewarding vocation, and with that success my parents saw that I could do what made me happy. Presently, my mom, family, and most importantly, my husband not only approve of, but encourage me as an artist.

10) If you were not an Artist what other job would you like to be doing?

I would say an interior designer, or chef, though both are artists in my mind.


11) What is the one Art movement you wish had never happened?

That is an impossible hypothetical question for me because I believe that if one art movement didn’t happen, those that followed would not have happened. They all build upon each other, therefore they must be appreciated.

Similarly, in one’s own personal body of work, an artist should not wish away any particular work or phase because they all develop their end style.


Synapses, 2016


Off route one, 2014



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Tanya Slingsby Interview

1) How, and When did you get your start in Art?

I started painting young, and continued throughout my schooling, and studies abroad. In 2002, I began pursuing my painting as my career.

2) Do you have a muse?

The natural world, and the human condition within it.

3) What type of music are you listening to right now?

I listen to electronic music, several genres, as well a classical Indian tabla.

4) What part of the job as an artist do you love. What part of being an artist do you dislike (be honest now).

I love being in the creative process, and connecting with people over art, and aesthetics. I do not enjoy the logistical side of the visual arts – crating, shipping, and installing exhibitions.

5) What three Artists inspire you, and why?

Three well known artists I appreciate are Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter. They are each abstract artists, and much of their work is formal, focused on the colour, and our emotional experience of it.

6) What do you love about Vancouver, and what do you dislike about Vancouver (be honest now).

I love the natural beauty of this city, but struggle with the cost of living.

7) What words of advice would you give to someone starting off in the business that you wish you had been given when you were starting out.

Learn how to market yourself, and have contracts drawn up before engaging in any new business relationships.

8) If your house was burning down what three things would you make sure you took out with you?

My son, my husband, and my cats.

9) Do your parents approve of you being an artist.

Yes, they always encouraged me, and have always supported my choice.

10) If you were not an Artist what other job would you like to be doing?

Art consulting, art dealing, and teaching.

11) What is the one Art movement you wish had never happened?

Self indulgent, narcissistic installation art.

Paintings below:

  1. MUATA, 36 x 72
  2. NAKOS, 24 x 24
  3. LULENE 30 x 30


“ROAM Gallery is a pay to show contemporary Art Gallery located in the City Square Shopping Centre in Vancouver, BC. We are very proud to showcase, and support the work of local artists both emerging, and established.”


CONTACT ROAM GALLERY

City Square Mall 555 12th Avenue W, Vancouver BC V5Z 3X7

Jennifer Angers Daerendinger

Founder/Owner/Curator

(e): jen@roamgallery.com

(c): 604.970.4785

(w): www.roam-gallery.com

THE GALLERY IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER ANGERS DAERENDINGER.