Goodbye Richard

Richard Halliday, deceased, my drawing prof, said Blackstock any idiot can smear paint straight out of the tube, add something to it.
So, any idiot can take a good photo straight out of the camera. You have to edit it.
“(An artist) makes liberal use of artistic license to significantly embellish or change the circumstances of real-life incidents by any means possible” – Rosalind E. Krauss.

With my emphasis on feeling, I’m a personal history expressionist. I relate to Alice Neel, who as “A successor to the expressionism of Chaim Soutine, Edward Munch, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Neel used distorted drawing and invented color to reveal the character beneath each sitter’s physical appearance(© Artsy)”

‎I use the camera, editing software, a formal education in painting aesthetics and a lifetime of fine art practice to reveal what lies beneath; the poetry of existence.

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To find out where we are going, we must see where we have been.

 

 

Jerald W. Blackstock  dipl.(ACAD), B.F.A.,CPF.

Education

 2001                       Adult Educator, Teaching Certificate, Mount Royal College, Calgary,    Alberta.

1999                       Certified Picture Framing Course  (Michael’s of Canada)

1998                       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alberta College of Art and Design.

1992-1996            Diploma in Fine Arts. Painting major, Alberta College of Art and Design

1973-1980            Private Art Instruction Grip Studios, Gary Ripley

1971-1973            Mount Royal College, Arts and Sciences, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1969-1971            Western Canada High School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Awards

2006                       Winner, Association of Fine Chefs Annual Illustration Competition

2005                       Winner, Association of Fine Chefs Annual Illustration Competition

2002                       Finalist, Alberta New Media Awards, Illustration category

1996                       President’s Honour Roll, ACAD

1995                       President’s Honour Roll, ACAD

1995                       Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts Study Grant

1995                       Continuing Arts Foundation, Travel Scholarship

1994                       President’s Honour Roll, ACAD

1994                       I.O.D.E Foundation Scholarship

1993                       Royal Canadian Legion Bursary

 

Professional Employment

2005                       Professional Development Instructor, Alberta College of Art and Design, Public School Board Art Instructors

2004                       Professional Development Instructor, Performing Arts Center, Private School Board Art Instructors

1995-2001            Alberta College of Art and Design, Continuing Education Faculty, instructor, painting and drawing.

2001:                     Mount Royal College, Continuing Education Faculty, instructor, painting. Sessional

1996-2001            Own and operate Jerald Blackstock Fine Arts, fine art consulting, professional picture framing, commission works.

1995                       Painting Instructor, Guest Lecturer, Alberta College of Art and Design, Extension

1998                       Painting Instructor, Huntington Society of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1998                       Painting Instructor, Care West, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Painting Instructor, Wheatland Further Education Society, Strathmore, Alberta

1997                       Painting Instructor, Huntington Society of Canada

1998                       Painting Instructor, Leisure Directions, VRRI, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1995                       Painting Instructor, Wheatland Further Education Society, Strathmore, Alberta

1993-1994            Gallery technician / Administrative assistant. The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1993                       Special Projects Coordinator  The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1984-1986            Graphic Artist, Chinook Plastics, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Art Related Documentation

2000                       Udderly Art, Colourful Cows For Calgary, by Tom Keyser. 2000, Johnson Gorman. Bovine with a Cause, pg.28

2000                       Thorn Magazine, Going Down the Road Feeling Fine. Issue 2

2000                       Thorn Magazine, Decontructing the Commode.  Issue 1

1994                       Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Art History paper on Buddhism placed into archives.

1994                       Photo credit, C Magazine, issue 40, winter 1994, pg 48.

 

Curatorial Practice

2007                       Contemporary Art and Spirituality, Scarboro United Church, Calgary Alberta, Canada

2000                       Guest Curator, ad hocracy.  The Centre Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1999                       Guest Curator, Aspects: Land, Body, Mind.  The Centre Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1999                       Men’s Work on the Web an ongoing web site as a continuation of the Men’s Work exhibitions. http://www.cal.shaw.wave.ca/~dufa/men.htm

1998                       Guest Curator, Mens Work II, The Centre Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1998                       An Art Show, show of student works from Care West, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Art Show, show of student works from VRRI, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Guest Curator, The Garden a Dual Perspective, Deacon Ulrich Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Achieve, Starship Achieve Fine Art Auction, Science Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Guest Curator, men’s work, The Centre Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Assistant Curator, Black Circus, Charles Malinsky, solo exhibition Ramsay Design Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016                       The Summer of Thayre, Kawa, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2014                       New Digital Work, Kawa, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2000                       Public Work: Udderly Art, Bovine with a Cause (Corn on the Cow), Canada Safeway.

1998                       Critters, Deacon Ulrich Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Reflections on the Garden, Devonian Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Bennett Jones Law Firm, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       The Bread Line, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Books and Books, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1995                       Jerald Blackstock, Third Year Work, The Boardwalk, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Group Exhibitions

 2011                       Sugar Shack Diorama Show. Calgary Alberta Canada

2007                       Contemporary Art and Spirituality, Scarboro United Church, Calgary Alberta, Canada

2000                       Udderly Art, Agriculture Building, Corn on the Cow

 2000                       ad hocracy.  The Centre Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 1999                       Aspects: Land, Body, Mind. The Centre Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1999                       Men’s Work on the Web http://www.cal.shaw.wave.ca/~dufa/men.htm

1998                       Mens Work II, The Centre Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1998                       Visions of Transformation, The Centre Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       The Garden a Dual Perspective, Deacon Ulrich Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Art Gala ‘97, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       Starship Achieve Fine Art Auction, Science Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997                       men’s work, The Centre Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1996                       Fresh Paint, Deacon Ulrich Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1996                       Graduating Show, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1995                       Mission Yugoslavia, Museum of the Regiments, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

               

 

Collections

2000                       Canadian Hunter Exploration, Udderly Art, Corn on the Cow.

1994                       Printmaking Dept. ACAD

1993                       Printmaking Dept. ACAD

1992- present       Many prints and paintings in private collections

 

Memberships / Affiliations

1998                       The Centre Gallery, Board of Directors

1998                       Calgary Contemporary Arts Society

1995                       Academic Council Standing Committee, ACAD

1994                       Selection Committee Marion Nichol Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1993- present       Member, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

References – Available upon request