Close up of the pieces I did for tonight! Also a funky pano of the space !
Got to participate in a rad group art show ! Some of Vancouver’s up and coming! Many thanks to everyone who came out and showed love. And to those who didn’t; may this be the first of many! My pieces are the top right on the first row, and the far right in the middle row!
"St. Tropez" by Eric Fischl c.1982 oil on canvas
“St. Tropez *censored*” adaptation by Peter Ferguson c.2013 acrylic on canvas.
Painting done for school, I had to recreate this Eric Fischl painting with an adaptation from my own style of painting. The censorship is commenting directly on the original painting, paying attention to what was seen as socially and politically accepted during Fischl’s existence. In the original painting, Fischl portrays St. Tropez with three dominating figures : a nude white woman in the immediate foreground, a nude female child, and a clothed African American male. I chose to censor the nude female in the immediate foreground, as a response to the lack of realism and detail given to the African American male in comparison to both the Caucasian figures.
Some teasers for an upcoming photo set…
Photos taken by Peter Ferguson
shot with: Yashica TL
Doodles and paintings done by me! The 5 paintings were done for school and the large multi colored piece is a collaboration with my friend Andrew Talbot