March 22, 2010 1:42am
Through various representations and multiple actions, the thoughts and imagery incorporated within my art attempt to mimic the world around me-as I see it. Fractured instances join to create absolute forms and the arbitrary becomes necessary. By investigating and harnessing my daily thoughts, I can help others see what the hell is going on in my head.
Brent Ray Fraser
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by Brent Ray Fraser
Exhibition of original artwork
September 18-October 2, 2009
6pm – 10pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6:00pm
Eastwood Onley Gallery, 2075 Alberta Street, Vancouver (604.739.0429)
Prêt-A-Porter is a rock n’ roll fashion art event strutting the fine line between catwalk and visual arts exhibition.
In Prêt-A-Porter, gorgeous items of clothing by high fashion houses like Armani, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, Prada, and Yves Saint Laurent undergo Brent Ray Fraser’s signature transformations. Whether dipped in paint and stamped across a canvas, or given new life in paint-drenched sculptural form, Fraser spins the best of fashion (donated by friends and fashion lovers) into art pieces that are startling, stunning, and brash.
Prêt-A-Porter also dares to delve into today’s volatile socio-economic climate. Fraser incorporates revealing headlines from newspaper business sections into several of his pieces, exploring the connotations implied by pricey business suits and anchoring his work in history.
“The artistic aesthetic value of possessing a mass produced object is not easily interpreted,” says Fraser, whose paintings recently adorned the walls of the 2009 Juno Awards’ Rock Star Lounge. Fraser is no stranger to the fashion world. A graduate of Emily Carr University, Fraser was selected by Louis Vuitton in 2008 to caricature shoes at large events across Canada.
Even in its presentation does Prêt-A-Porter blur the line between fashion and art: nearly one hundred finished canvases will be unstretched, hanging on rolling racks and displayed on the walls.
Pret-A-Porter transforms the Eastwood Onley Gallery into a fashion house from September 18 to October 2. For more information about Pret-A-Porter, please call 604.739.0429 or visit http://www.brentrayfraser.com.
MEDIA: For interviews, high-resolution images, or more information, please contact Publicist Sabrina Furminger at 604.488.4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.