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VoCA Recommends…Samuel Roy-Bois, Caroline Dukes, Roy Arden

1. SAMUEL ROY-BOIS: Let us, then, be up and doing; With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, Still pursuing; Learn to labor and to wait

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

June 13 – August 24, 2008

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Samuel Roy-Bois, J’ai entendu un bruit, je me suis sauvé/I heard a noise and I ran, 2003.
Image: samuelroybois.com

ARTIST TALK: Thursday, July 24th at 7pm

Samuel Roy-Bois gives an artist talk at the gallery, where he will present a visual history of his sculptural work, focusing on issues of engagement and materiality.

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Samuel Roy-Bois, Je t’ai toujours aimé/I always loved you, 2005. Image: samuelroybois.com

For more info, please click HERE

For the artist’s website, please click HERE

Samuel Roy-Bois is represented by Diaz Contemporary, Toronto. Please click HERE for the gallery website.

2. CAROLINE DUKES: Concealed Memories

Winnipeg Art Gallery

July 24 – October 19, 2008

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Caroline Dukes, Danube, 1996. Image: art-history.concordia.ca

On her death in 2003, Winnipeg artist Caroline Dukes left a remarkable body of work that dealt with memory, loss, tragedy, and the human spirit’s amazing capacity to overcome.

40 works including sculpture and painting will be on view, tracing
thirty years of Dukes’ mature practice which explored complex and compelling contemporaneous issues, yet were rooted in her staunch religious beliefs as an Orthodox and observant Jew.

Her work reflects the many life-changing experiences she went through—the death of her father when she was very young, life in her native Budapest during the Nazi occupation and the Stalinist era, her emigration to Canada, and the cancer she fought for many years.

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Caroline Dukes, Chronicle, 1996. Image: art-history.concordia.ca

For more info, please click HERE.

For Caroline Dukes’ website, please click HERE

3. ROY ARDEN: New Works

Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto

July 24th – September 7th, 2008

It’s not every lensman who is able to identify grand emotion in his immediate surroundings, but it’s something that many photographers strive for. Roy Arden achieves this, finding beauty, richness and pathos in the everyday.

One famous silver gelatin print, L’Elegance, transforms a decaying car into a thing of magical beauty, while Arden’s first photographic series, Fragments, seems as strong as ever after nearly 20 years.


Roy Arden, d’Elegance #1, 2000. Image: exporevue.com


Roy Arden, from his Supernatural video of 2005. Image: akimbo.biz

His online work, The World as Will and Representation (the title of which is taken from the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer),
is on his website, HERE.

Click HERE for Monte Clark Gallery.

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