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  • James Middleton Plein Air Workshops

    Location: LaHave, NS

    Two 5-Day Plein Air Painting Workshops in Beautiful Nova Scotia James Middleton SCA..
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  • Sculptural request

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Hello: I have a client looking for a 3D piece of wall art. ..
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  • Clancy Dennehy | Parade of Boats

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 4, 12:15 - 12:45 This specially created collection, Parade of Boats,..
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  • kontort project space | YVONNE SINGER | writing a gesture

    Location: Toronto, ON

    “The only sound we hear is the scratching of the fountain pen as..
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Today's notices

  • kontort project space | YVONNE SINGER | writing a gesture

    Location: Toronto, ON

    “The only sound we hear is the scratching of the fountain pen as..
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  • Clancy Dennehy | Parade of Boats

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 4, 12:15 - 12:45 This specially created collection, Parade of Boats,..
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  • Sculptural request

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Hello: I have a client looking for a 3D piece of wall art. ..
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  • James Middleton Plein Air Workshops

    Location: LaHave, NS

    Two 5-Day Plein Air Painting Workshops in Beautiful Nova Scotia James Middleton SCA..
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  • Publication opportunity

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    “Ambassadors of the Art” is the first art magazine published in Alberta and..
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  • Master of Management in International Arts Management

    Location: Montréal, QC

    What if you could study in four prestigious universities, in four cities, in..
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  • 2017 Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Presented by the Federation of Canadian Artists Cash Prizes Total: $2,000 CA Submission Deadline: June 3,..
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  • Monochromatic Art Contest (2nd Annual)

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Open to all international artists! We are looking for art that contains single or..
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  • SURFACE TENSION | Stella Cade // Oreka James // Claudia Zloteanu

    Location: Toronto, ON

    SURFACE TENSION brings together the contemporary figurative practices of emerging artists Stella Cade,..
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  • I Am Ukrainian Canadian

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    The exhibition will feature photos and stories told first hand by Ukrainians who..
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  • Body of Colour - Callen Schaub x Stef Eleoff

    Location: Toronto, ON

    BODY OF COLOUR Callen Schaub x Stef Eleoff Featured in CONTACT Photography Festival http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/about PROJECT..
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  • Haldimand Art Works Auction Night & Soiree

    Location: Dunnville, ON

    Haldimand Art Works is excited to host this signature charity event on June..
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  • Looking for painter

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Project notes: – The image we are trying to capture is of the man..
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  • JUNE 5-8 FOTOFILMIC/VILLAGE SEMINARS

    Location: Bowen Island, BC

    WHAT FotoFilmic//VILLAGE is a combined series of 3 high quality, small-group seminars designed as..
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  • Tell Me A Story

    Location: Saint Charles, MO

    Narrative art appears throughout the history of humanity as a catalog of experiences..
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  • Beacon Original Art Spring Exhibition & Sale

    Location: Calgary, AB

    25 Artists, local & from throughout Alberta, in Attendance: Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography,..
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  • All Entries Shown

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Open to all international artists! The All Entries Shown (AES) Exhibitions were designed..
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  • Easter Break Program

    Location: North Battleford, SK

    Easter Break Program An afternoon of arts,crafts, & games! There will be different activities each..
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  • Parents & Tots Creativity Time at the Allen Sapp Gallery!

    Location: North Battleford, SK

    Parents & Tots Creativity Time at the Allen Sapp Gallery! This 4 week program..
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  • Space & Time, The Landscape by Brian Naimer

    Location: Toronto, ON

    2017 Scotiabank Contact Festival Open Exhibit IX Gallery presents Exhibition Title: “Space &..
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  • Museum Quality Art Scanning

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Introducing Uberscan, the most sophisticated fine art scanning technology in the world. Direct,..
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  • City in Flux (Work in Progress)

    Location: North Vancouver BC, BC

    Carolina de la Cajiga District Library Galley Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 2- 4pm Exhibition: March..
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  • Photography as Response | INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRY

    Location: Fort Collins, CO

    CALL FOR ENTRY THEME | Photography As Response Photographic art as response to environmental..
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  • CALL TO ARTISTS | Modern Masters: A Look at Hyper-Realism

    Location: New York, NY

    Artists are invited to apply for this upcoming exhibition, to be held at..
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  • Call for Entries: 2017 Taiwan International Wood Sculpture Competition

    Location: Sanyi, Miaoli,

    In order to enhance international cultural exchange as well as to promote the..
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  • Bridges: A Celebration of the 85th Anniversary of the Alberta Society of Artists

    Location: Drumheller, AB

    This exhibit celebrates the 85th Anniversary of the Alberta Society of Artists. Reception: March..
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  • FOTOFILMIC17 SPRING SHORTLIST CALL

    Location: Bowen Island, BC

    FOTOFILMIC17 is the 5th edition of the FotoFilmic International Traveling Exhibition Competition, world’s..
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  • Curio: New Work by Megan Ellen MacDonald

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Curio - New Work by Megan Ellen MacDonald Project Gallery - 1109 Queen St..
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  • “Orange” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent - Deadline April 30, 2017

    Location: Toronto, ON

    | Theme: The colour between red and yellow in the visible spectrum, orange..
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  • Call to Artists: FRESH! Geoforms

    Location: New York, NY

    JanKossen Contemporary is pleased to announce the theme for our third annual Summer..
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  • Looking for artists for Children's books

    Location: Oakville, ON

    We are currently building our roster of Aboriginal artists for children's educational books...
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  • ReGeneration Group Show

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    ACUA GALLERY presents on of the largest group shows of Ukrainian North American..
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  • Call for entries: Dreaming of Canada-A Mail Art Project

    Location: St. Albert, AB

    Calling all artists, designers, illustrators, and the artistically inclined: show us your most..
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  • Clouds Exhibition

    Location: North Vancouver, BC

    Join us as we muse on clouds in their many forms and characters...
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  • ASSC Call for Canadian Art

    Location: Sherwood Park, AB

    Art Association of Strathcona County invite you to Celebrate Canadian Art in honour..
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  • Drawn To Nature Solo Exhibition

    Location: Sudbury, ON

    April 1-27th, Artist's Reception April 8th 1-4pm. Well known for her captivating pet portraits,..
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  • 2017 Art Kudos Juried Online Competition

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Artshow.com is now accepting entries for the 13th annual Art Kudos competition, an..
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  • Clarkson Society of Artists Annual Exhibition

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    A group exhibition including 35 members with paintings in a variety of media..
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  • Call for Art: 2nd Annual Waterscapes

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its..
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  • Art in the Park

    Location: Rosebud, AB

    Since 2008, the Art in the Park program has provided artists with special..
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  • Call for Submissions- Haldimand Art Works

    Location: Dunnville, ON

    16th Annual Auction Night & Soiree Haldimand Art Works is pleased to host the..
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  • The Transformative Experience of Falling In, Art Exhibit by sab meynert

    Location: Toronto, ON

    WHEN: February 23-April 25 Opening: February 23, 7-9pm, remarks at 8pm ACCESS: Events associated with..
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  • George Webber exhibit at Okotoks Art Gallery

    Location: Okotoks, AB

    The photographs that constitute George Webber’s extraordinary thirty-five year photographic journey of the..
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  • Jeff Wilson exhibit at Okotoks Art Gallery

    Location: Okotoks, AB

    The paintings of Back in the Eastside were created with the intention of..
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  • Tangled Art + Disability | The Transformative Experience of Falling In, Exhibit by sab meynert

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Exhibit runs February 23-April 25, 2017. Exhibition Opening: February 23, 7-9pm, remarks at..
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  • Eva Tomiuk Retrospective

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    ACUA presents Eva Tomiuk in an exhibition of her extraordinary pysanky and embroidery...
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  • Center Forward | 8th Annual Open Theme Call for Entry

    Location: Fort Collins, CO

    OPEN THEME | Center Forward Center Forward is our 8th annual open themed..
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  • Finalists Exhibition of the Arte Laguna Prize opening in Venice

    Location: Venice,

    125 works from around the world - paintings, photographs, installations, videos, digital works,..
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  • Artisan Market Dundas

    Location: Dundas, Ontario, ON

    Artisan Market will be taking place in the Dundas Driving Park on Sunday,..
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  • Call for Submissions 2018 – Main Gallery

    Location: Kelowna , BC

    Call for Submissions 2018 – Main Gallery The Alternator accepts exhibition proposals from artists..
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  • Call FOR SUBMISSIONS The Victoria Art NOW 2017

    Location: Victoria , BC

    3rd Annual Art Victoria NOW 2017 The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is..
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  • Call for Submissions -Okotoks Art Gallery

    Location: Okotoks, AB

    The Okotoks Art Gallery is now accepting submissions for consideration for the 2018..
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  • 150 MY CANADA

    Location: Qualicum Beach, BC

    150 MY CANADA ART SHOW JUNE 26 TO AUGUST 7, 2017 The Old School..
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  • Contemporary Realism Group Show Gallery MAE, Montreal, Canada

    Location: Montreal, QC

    Contemporary Realism Group Exhibition Montreal, Quebec Montreal's Firt Gallery dedicated to Contemporary Realism. Location: Gallery..
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  • Two 5-Day Plein Air Painting Workshops in Beautiful Nova Scotia

    Location: LaHave, NS

    James Middleton SCA PSC, will be teaching two 5-day plein air painting workshop..
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  • Canadian International Art Exhibition

    Location: Toronto , ON

    Canadian International Art Exhibition is one of the largest Art Exhibition in the..
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  • Art! Vancouver

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Art! Vancouver is an international art fair joining artists, galleries, collectors and art..
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  • Partners in Art Receives $2.0 Million from Government of Canada



    Location: Toronto, ON

    LandMarks2017/Repères2017 to be a pan-Canadian
Signature Project through Canada 150 Fund, A series of..
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Prints of Drawings by Hans Fear

By Robert Amos March 3, 2003

} Prints of Drawings by Hans Fear presented by his family and The B. C. Schizophrenia Society at Langham Court Theatre (394-2142) daily and throughout the run of the play You¹re a Good Man, Charlie Brown A special reception for the Hans Fear drawings with showings of a short video tape of the artist at the Theatre on Sunday, March 2 from 2 - 5 p. m. Hans Fear was an artist of uncommon talent, a legend among the street people and skaters. On city walls, Fear's spray-bomb paintings of cartoon-like characters stood out amid the tags and giant lettering. He signed them with the name Ghost - 'ghost of a dead cat', as he said. This is an artform I won't presume to critique. Fear's work reveals him as benign, even gentle soul. But he was a man driven by schizophrenia. The disease added an unsettled edge to his good intentions, and two years ago his suffering drove him to suicide. The relationship between mental illness and creative endeavour is too obvious to doubt, though I won't presume to explain it. I never met Fear. I became aware of him through the repeated marks of respect other artists pay to his memory - some of his walls remain, untouched. Memorials to him - 'RIP GHOST' - are written on fences. One admirer has the word Ghost tattooed, in gothic capitals, on the back of his neck. I received an invitation from the Schizophrenia Society and Fear¹s family to attend an exhibition of prints of 41 prints of the late artist¹s work. Intrigued, I met with Fear's mother Margaret and her son Alfons in her modest suburban home. Two hundred and fifty drawings, the legacy of her talented son¹s turbulent life, washed over the dining room table. In the past twenty-seven years I have looked through the portfolios of many talented artists, but I have never seen such assured drawing. The intensity and humour and uncanny skill of Hans Fear is inscribed on every page. The characters and mannerisms of Disney illustrators and Chuck Jones were a constant inspiration. Shading techniques from the bleak and elaborate cross-hatched illustrations of Bernie Wrightson offer atmosphere. Dick Tracy and film noir, Mad Magazine and Terry and the Pirates, and even Gustave Dore¹s engravings - these are among the sources Fear appropriated. Not only did he draw the black side, but he created a warm and friendly imaginary world, a Hobbity sort of place. In his few short years, Fear developed a sort of philosophy derived from Lord of the Rings. Heavy metal and gothic fantasy had their effect, though he was more likely to draw dewy-eye maidens from the world of Japanimation. And throughout, his art is inspired by the synthesis of graphic modes which is 'head comix'. Fear seems to have been able to draw down his ideas without hesitation. He infused his mental images with an inborn dynamic rythmn, which made these sketches tremendously effective as posters or wall graphics. The technical complexity of his black and white work - shading and cross hatching and every other artistic trick - is astounding to me. Inspiration and hard work can go a long way, but this young man seems to have been born with expertise at his fingertips. Fear drew constantly. His brother Alfons showed me a folio of envelopes decorated Hans and sent to him. They were written on every sort of paper, and not only illuminated, but decorated and inscribed and embellished with dazzling complexity. Paper bags, salvaged menu covers, taped-together compositions which grew and grew - the man was driven to draw. Hans Fear had access to levels of concentration most of us can't even imagine. In the margins and backgrounds of many of his drawings - boisterous, witty, dynamic - he inscribed patterns full of meaning and variety and almost microscopic. He could go on drawing fields of graphic energy without wavering for hours at a time. You don't often see drawing of this intensity. I expect Fear had no truck with fame and fortune, and he was not comfortable in social situations. Despite his talents, he felt low self-esteem. When I suggested that the wider world might enjoy these works, Fear's mother replied, 'If he knew you were here looking at them and talking about them this way, he¹d head out for the woods!'. But I'd like to go on record as saying Hans Fear was an exceptionally talented draftsman. I hope that somewhere, somehow, he can sense our appreciation for his work. The ghost of a dead cat, indeed. And now a moment of education from the B. C. Schizophrenia Society (384-4225): Schizophrenia is a medical illness. It is a brain disease, the result of physical and biochemical changes in the brain. It is not a 'split personality'. It is not caused by childhood trauma, bad parenting or poverty. It is not the result of any actions or personal failures of the individual. One in a hundred Canadians is afflicted with schizophrenia. __________________________________________________ Copyright © 2003 Robert Amos Robert Amos is an artist and art writer who lives in Victoria, B. C.. He can be contacted by e-mail and you can view his paintings at www.robertamos.com