OLIVIA SHAFFER & KELLY McINNES

NOVEMBER 16-17, 2019

November 16, 2019

ENDLESS MOTION

FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE

Featuring the work of Juan E. Contreras

Endless Motion – Fundraising Initiative
Featuring the work of Juan E. Contreras

Endless Motion is a celebration of dance and photography. It is also an exciting fundraising initiative that we have put together in collaboration with Photographer Juan E. Contreras. 

Select photographs from past New Works events are now for sale at
www.jucovisualarts.com/FINE-ART/Performing-Dance-Art-Gallery
We also have a selection of framed images available at our office. If you are interested in purchasing one, contact us at info@newworks.ca

The revenue from all sales is shared in equal parts between New Works, the *Artists and the Photographer.

* Note: Raices y Alas Flameco have requested that revenue from their photographs go to New Works. 

Context for this project:

Over the past five years, Juan has been lending his support to New Works, donating his time and expertise to document scores of dance performances. Through this work, he has produced thousands of photographs that are part of a growing archive of the work that is being created and presented in Metro Vancouver.

About the Artist:

Juan Contreras is a fine art photographer and oil painter based in Vancouver BC. Juan was educated as an Electrical and Systems Engineer and currently works as an IT Professional in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. In late 2008, he made a decision to pursue his passion for the fine art world and started formal studies at Emily Carr University and extended his art vision attending the photography program at Langara College. Although an artist at heart, Juan divides and extends his time between art and technology.

Juan included photography as a new medium for his artistic vocabulary to produce thoughtful, provocative and ambitious high-quality images embracing human movements with aesthetic and symbolic values, everyday scenes, street photography, cityscape, and artistic narrative of onsite live performance dance. Juan has specialized and focused his professional photography practice in documenting live performances for dancers, musicians and scenic artists in Vancouver BC. ​As an artistic photographer, Juan also lives to pursue THE image that satisfies his passion for visually communicating emotions, stories, and photographic processes. The world is full of endless, diverse, and intriguing frames and scenes asking to be captured. Juan embodies them in three paths of my artistic vision: Motion Trail, Conceptual Art, and Shapes & Forms – abstract Images, found in urban contexts and nature all around; see his journey visiting www.jucontreras.com and www.LowLightAction.com

Juan is a member of CAPIC, the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Federation of Canadian Artists, and Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens.

Photo: FLOW(ER). Dong Mei and Sammy Chien, Chimerik 似不像
Lighting & projection design: Chimerik 似不像
Photographer: Juan E. Contreras

New Works gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that this event takes place on the ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.