24 July 2007

Towards a Typology of the Vancouver School

Welcome to Framagraphic!

FRAMAGRAPHIC FRAMING GALLERY, located at 1116 West Broadway (one block west of Oak Street) in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has been under the same ownership/management since 1976. And, as Framagraphic's many loyal customers can attest there's much more to Framagraphic than just frames for graphics!

Whereas high-quality, tasteful, and imaginative custom picture framing is the mainstay of the business, an unusually large variety of Canadian and International prints entices art lovers from all over the province as well as from areas far afield.

Posters representing art throughout the centuries are also available.

In addition to advising walk-in customers, Framagraphic provides an art consultation service for both private and corporate clients, including, where requested, pick-ups, deliveries, installations, and design advice.

Since 1977 these services have been used to the great satisfaction of some of the largest and most important galleries, retail outlets, and corporations in Vancouver and surrounding areas.

Framagraphic takes pride in its reputation for fast and efficient service with a distinctive personal touch. Clients keep coming back; they enjoy being greeted by name the second time around and finding how well their interests have been remembered. Such close attention produces work of the highest quality as well as many new friends.

1116 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C
Telephone 604- 738-0017
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 6pm
Saturday 10:00am to 5:00 pm

12 July 2007

"It is, strictly speaking, a monad: an isolated, condensed being, sharing some of the romantic symbolism connected to the image of the solitary tree out of which it is carved."
-Jeff Wall, 'Selected Essays and Interviews', (2007, The Museum of Modern Art, New York) p. 107.

4 July 2007

UL: Do you think the artists in Glasgow have anything more in common than a similar education?

"The characteristic organic motifs which appear on many Mannerist frames (such as the one illustrated above) seem to have been generated by craftsmen - especially silversmiths - working in the courts of Bohemia. The melting cartilaginous shapes mimic the fluidity of metalwork, and caused this style to be known as 'Auricular' (like ear lobes)."
-Paul Mitchell