Black: Vancouver’s Black Metal Art Exhibition

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Internationally renowned photographer Peter Beste and graphic artist Christophe Szpajdel will be featured in the first installation of Vancouver’s Black, the black metal exhibition being held from June 11th – 19th at the Evergreen Cannabis Society (2868 West 4th Avenue). See additional details at the bottom of the page.

Black has been conceived by local photographer Kevin Eisenlord, who has joined forces with Abelardo Mayoral, concert promoter at The Invisible Orange to materialize this event.

Eisenlord commented:

I actually came in contact with Christophe through friends in black metal band Idolatry whom I had done pictures for and Peter is an icon in the black metal community in general, so I messaged him as I was really interested in a critic of my photos because he is one the most respected authorities in black metal photography. From there I have developed a friendship with both as I look up to their work and thus the reason for showcasing two of the world’s great Black Metal artists in Vancouver, plus nothing like this has ever been held in the city before.

The exhibition will feature the photography of Peter Beste, a documentary photographer based in Portland, Oregon, and well-known in the metal community for his photography book True Norwegian Black Metal. (pics of Beste’s work below).

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Christophe Szpajdel is also known for his book Lord of the Logos: Designing the Metal Underground. After his first logo design prepared for the Finnish band Disgrace in 1990, Christophe Szpajdel has drawn more than 7,000 metal band logos.

In 2013, Kevin Eisenlord, the Vancouver-based photographer focused his path on the concert world, quickly making a name among touring musicians, promoters, and publications. His work can be found in many online magazines and websites.

Both Christophe Szpajdiel and Peter Beste are planning to offer graphic logo design and photography workshops respectively. More information to be posted soon.

What: Black Metal inspired exhibition of photography and graphic art
When: June 11 to June 19 of 2016
Times: Opening Ceremony on Friday June 11 at 6pm. Gallery exhibition open June 12 to June 19 from 11am to 8pm. Except Sunday June 19, gallery closes at 5pm.
Where: Evergreen Cannabis Society. 2868 West 4th Avenue. Vancouver, BC

For updates on times and workshops check out:

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