Tim Okamura, Her Story

June 14th - June 28th, 2014 - Vancouver Gallery

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Opening date: Saturday, June 14th. 4-6 pm.
Exhibition runs until Saturday, June 28th. Exhibition extended to Saturday, July 5th.

The Douglas Udell Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of Her Story by New York-based Edmonton-born painter, Tim Okamura. Combining academic portrait techniques with influences from contemporary street art, Okamura weaves complex social narratives of identity and place within his textural canvases. Unlike traditional portraiture, Okamura situates female subjects within the urban environment. Okamura’s subjects claim their own spaces, evoking personal stories against a background of gritty building exteriors, alleyways, graffitied walls, peppered with tags and symbols. A force in contemporary portrait painting, Okamura will present a new series of paintings and mixed media works at the Douglas Udell Gallery Vancouver on June 14th, 2014.

Tim Okamura earned a B.F.A. with Distinction at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Canada before moving to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts in 1991. Tim is a recipient of the 2004 Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has exhibited extensively in galleries throughout the U.S. and Canada, and has been selected nine times to appear in the prestigious BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. Tim Okamura is currently represented by Douglas Udell Gallery in Canada, Lyons Wier Gallery New York and Franco Senesi Fine Art in Italy.

For more about this artist, click here.

Image details: Tim Okamura, Studio Shot (painting The White Dress), 2014.


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