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Last updated: June 2011.

Gerard is currently in his London studio, preparing new projects and work for forthcoming exhibitions. He's also working on several lectures, articles and talks to be presented in the months to come. These events will be announced here as the details arise.
Museum / Gallery Collection exhibitions where Gerard's work has be included have not been published here. Thank you for your interest.
*** I have been very focused on the use of my camera in recent times and publishing those photos in various periodicals and magazines too many to list here. I'm not sure how I will bring this photographic publishing news to you but I am working on a solution. G.P.


Headline News: Gerard is teaching at Fanshawe College; London, Canada. — 2004 to current.

Teaching: Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
Information:  Gerard is currently employed as a "Part Time Employee" in the Visual Arts Department teaching Photography, Information for Artists and Consulting with Graduating Students.
Location:

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
Contemporary Media / Department of Fine Art
London Campus
1460 Oxford Street. East
P.O. Box 7005
London, Ontario
N5Y 5R6 Canada
Tel: 519 452-4430
Fax: 519 452-4420

Links Please click on a line below to visit that link:
- Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
- Contemporary Media Division
- Fine Art Department
- ARTS 610 (ARTS 5506) online course information
Other Details:

Fanshawe College - Contemporary Media
Room M3010
Phone: (519) 452-4227
Fax : (519) 452-4226


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Headline News: "New Book" published June 2011.

From the late 1970's into 1980 Gerard was directly involved with the Dutch Punk Movement while living in Amsterdam. During this time he became friends with the colourful young man, fellow punk and artist known as Dr. Rat (Ivar Vics). Dr. Rat sadly died from a drug overdose in 1981. Since this time author Martijn Haas with Lebowski Publishing Amsterdam have published a new book on the life and work of Dr. Rat which Gerard participated in by providing photos and an interview.

Title: “Dr. Rat, Godfather van de Nederlandse graffiti”
Author: Martijn Haas
Publisher:  Uitgeverij Lebowski (Lebowski Publishing)
ISBN:  9789048808519
Address: Uitgeverij Lebowsk, Postal Address: Postbus 3626, 1001 AK Amsterdam, The Netherlands — Street Address: Prins Hendrikkade 21-4, 1012 TL Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Telephone (+31) 20 4624 380
Prospectus: "Some people want to survive under all circumstances. Others just want to burn as brightly as possible. The Amsterdam Ivar Vics (1960-1981) aka Dr. Rat made ​​school with a wild way of writing graffiti on the walls of the city and in punk zinese." Martijn Haas.
This book discusses the life and art of Dr. Rat a.k.a. Ivar Vics.
Other Details: This paperback book has been written and published in the Dutch Language and sells for € 17,50. Please follow the links below if interested in purchase.
Sponsors: George In der Maur, Nederlands Vereningen Van Revalidatieartsen, Drukkerij Rosebeek
Comments: I was very happy when author Martijn Haas contatced me for research on this project as I remebered Ivar Vics -Dr. Rat very clearly from my time living in Holland. I always felt that there was an interesting story here and I celebrate Martijn's writing of it. I was also very pleased to share my photos of Dr. Rat and do a very candid interview recollecting my thoughts on Ivar with Martijn for this book. GP
Links for the book:  authors website Martijn Haas — publsihers website Uitgeverij Lebowski
For more info: Visit the authors website http://www.martijnhaas.nl/
For more info: Visit the publishers website www.lebowskipublishers.ni or by E-mail at secretariaat@dutch-media.nl

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Visit Lebowski Publishing and read more on this new book.

Headline News: "Group Exhibition" — St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. 2009.

Exhibiition: Fanshawe College Faculty Exhibition - St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre
Location: St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Center
Address:

301 Talbot Street,
St. Thomas, Ontario.
N5P 1B5 Canada

Telephone: 519 631.4040
Dates: March 14 - May 2, 2009
Links

- YouTube Video of the exhibition at St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre

For more info:

visit the website http://www.stepac.ca  or by E-mail at info@stepac.ca


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Headline News: "International Group ExhibitionTraveling" Germany. 2006-2007.

Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Scherer, a Professor and Dr. of Anesthesiology at Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität Münster, is curating this group exhibition in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Ahlen and the Kulturspeicher in Würzburg Germany in 2005/2006. Gerard has been invited to exhibit his work “Portrait of Chuck Close” 2002 – a collaboration with American artist Chuck Close.

Exhibitions: International Exhibition - Kunst-Museum Ahlen | The Kulturspeicher
Title: Diagnose [Kunst]
Die Medizin im Spiegel der zeitgenössischen Kunst
Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine
Curated by: Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Scherer with Mrs. Anna Lammers M.A
Location: Kunst-Museum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany
Address:

Weststrasse 98, 59227, Ahlen, Germany

Telephone: International +49 (23) 82-9183-0 — Local 023-82-9183-0
Dates: October 22, 2006 - January 14, 2007
Location: Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany
Address:

Veitshöchheimer Strasse 5 , 97070, Würzburg, Germany

Telephone: International +49 (931) 322250 — Local 0931-322250
Dates: 17 May - July 22, 2007
Prospectus: "The main focus of the exhibition is to display the relationships artists have to medicine in their work. What are their points of interest (e.g. the heart, the brain, the lungs, the blood etc.) and what are the technical aspects of modern medicine artist’s use in their artistic research. What are their motivations and their goals? Another question will be how far an artist’s personal illness may affect his or her work." Dr. Ralf Scherer
Publications: A catalogue has been printed for this exhibition as well as several scientific articles by Dr. Scherer , Ms. Lammers, Susanne Witzgall, and Erich Franz.

- Diagnose [Kunst]. Die Medizin im Spiegel der zeitgenössischen Kunst. Dr. Scherer , Ms. Lammers, Susanne Witzgall, and Erich Franz. Wienand Publishing, Cologne, Germany. 2006. ISBN 3-87909-902-2
Other Details:

Featuring works by: Roy Adzak, Aziz & Cucher, Heather Barnett, Barton Lidice Benes, Joseph Beuys, Christine Borland, Jaq Chartier, Chuck Close, Wim Delvoye, Birgit Dieker, Mark Dion, Felix Droese, Bea Emsbach, Roland Flexner, Mark Francis, Marc Gilbert, Thomas Grünfeld, Friedrich Gräsel, Peter Halley, Paddy Hartley, Mona Hatoum, Saskia Hetzer, Damien Hirst, Andreas Horlitz, Via Lewandowsky, Thomas Locher, M+M, Heinz Mack, Matt Mullican, Arnold Odermatt, Marilene Oliver, Orlan, Gerard Pas, Patricia Piccinini, Jaume Plensa, Tyyne Claudia Pollmann, Marc Quinn, Susan Rankaitis, Jeanette Schulz, Andrés Serrano, Heather Sheehan, Katharina Sieverding, Daniel Spoerri, Rosemarie Trockel, Luc Tuymans, Timm Ulrichs, Annet van der Voort, Catherine Wagner, Mark Wallinger, David Webster, Lawrence Weiner, Anamaria Briede Westermeyer, Stephen Willats.


To see Gerard's work for this exhibition please click here "Portrait of Chuck Close" 2001
For more info: visit the website http://www.kunstmuseum-ahlen.de/  or by E-mail at kunstmuseum@ahlen.de
For more info: visit the website http://www.kulturspeicher.de/  or by E-mail at musuem.kulturspeicher@stadt.wuerzburg.de

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Headline News: "Canadian Veterans Memorial" designed by Gerard Pas — London, Canada. 2006.

In September of 2006, a memorial carillon and granite monument will be erected in Victoria Park, London Canada. The design of this memorial was created by Gerard Pas at the request of the Dutch Community in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. It will be given as a gift to the Royal canadian Legion and the City of London, Canada.

Memorial: Canadian Veterans Memorial - Victoria Park | London, Canada.
Name: Canadian Veterans Memorial - Memorial Carillon and Liberation Scultpure
Location: Victoria Park adjacent to the Veterns Garden and Cenotaph, London, Canada.
Purpose: A gift of thanks from the Dutch Community of Canada to the Royal Canadian Legion, The Canadian Armed Forces and the City of London, Canada.
Organized by: Veterans Memorial Committee - The Dutch Community of Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
Address: Veterans Memorial Fund, 118 Woodrow Crescent, London, Ontario, Canada. N6E 1E8
Telephone: International +01 (519) 657.6226 — Local 519.657.6226
Dates: September 22, 2006 - during "Veterans Week" in Canada.
Prospectus:
In September of 2006, a memorial carillon was erected in Victoria Park, London Canada, adjacent to the Veterans’ Garden and Cenotaph. It is linked to a granite monument showing the locations of Canadian Forces cemeteries in Holland and Belgium where 6700 WW2 graves are located. This memorial was given as a gift from the Dutch Community as an expression of thanks to Canada and it's Armed Forces, for their role in the liberation of Holland and Belgium during World War II. It was presented to the WW2 War Veterans and the City of London. The design of this memorial was created by Gerard at the request of the Dutch Community in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
Other Details:
After receiving the commission to design this Memorial, Gerard also joined the Veterans Memorial Committee in assisting them to see this project to competition. It is the purpose of this non-profit committee to organize this gift and raise the funds need to fabricate and install the memorial at the site. If you would like to help this committee by making a tax deductible charitable donation, please visit their site from the links below.
To learn more of Gerard's involvement with this project please click here Memorial Carillon and Liberation Sculpture
For more info: visit the website http://www.veteransmemorial.ca/  or by E-mail at info@veteransmemorial.ca

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Headline News: "New Book" published April 2005.

Hanna Vos-Niël and Joke ten Kate are rehabilitation doctors editing this book about the place and function of the handicapped in art, with reproductions of paintings and sculptures through the ages. Christien Oele, an art historian has written the accompanying text, as well as assisting in the selection of the works.

Title: “Kunst en Hulpmiddelen” de invalide mens verbeeld
Authors: Joke ten Kate, Christien Oele and Hanna Vos-Niël
Publisher:  Oxbridge & Company
ISBN:  90 9019 072 4
Address: Oxbridge & Company, Kerkstraat 158, 1017 GS Amsterdam, Telephone (+31) 20 330 25 65, fax (+31) 20 330 25 66.
Prospectus: The book is being published as a 50-year celebration of the Dutch Society of Rehabilitation in The Netherlands and was released in the spring of (April) 2005. With this publication, they hope that doctors can learn from other ways of observation with which artists provide.
Other Details: Contains the works of Masaccio, Bosch, J. Lieferinxe, De Meester van Alkmaar, P. Brueghel, Callot, Rembrandt, Jusepe de Ribera, Valázquez, Dujardin, Jan Velten, Goya, C.D. Friedrich, Gêricault, K. Van Dongen, N. Stoecklin, Dix, Dali, Frida Kahlo, Francis Bacon, Panamerenko, G. Pas, Jurjen de Haan, M. Abakanowicz, Marc Quin.
Sponsors: George In der Maur, Nederlands Vereningen Van Revalidatieartsen, Drukkerij Rosebeek
Comments: This is one of the finest and well written books on the "portrayal of the invalid in art throughout the centuries". The authors have gone to great lengths to address the subject of the "invalid in art" with a thoughtful and provocative look at many of the great works of Western Civilization to today. As an artist I am proud to be included in this fine publication. GP
For more info: Visit the Oxbridge & Company web site or by E-mail at info@oxbridge.nl

Cover of the book - Kunst en Hulpmiddelen
Visit Oxbridge Publishing and read more on this new book.

Headline News: A web based image exchange with the Foundation BeeldCultuur of the Netherlands. June, 2004.

"In our daily life the influence of the pictures has increased enormously. New media such as television and Internet submerge us with visual information. The printed word as a medium for the transfer of knowledge now receives serious competition from visual images or pictures. This has a lot of divergent appearances. Photography, publicity, design, graffiti, visual art, video and other new media. BeeldCultuur Netherlands wants to study this change process critically and to influence it actively." BeeldCultuur The Netherlands.

Name: BeeldCultuur The Netherlands
Project: Provide a contribution to the production of a visual culture, and in this way a stimulus to gathering or processing images - to stimulate and bring attention to various projects and discussions of this visual culture.
Web Address:  Please click on the link below to visit this site and see the various artists projects:
BeeldCultuur.nl
Addresses:

Stichting BeeldCultuur — Foundation BeeldCultuur

Address:
Stichting BeeldCultuur
van Kinsbergenstraat 37-B
5612 LK Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Mailing Address:
Stichting BeeldCultuur
Postbus 223
5600 AE Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Telephone:  Telephone: International 31.40.2435007 — National or local within the Netherlands: 040 2 435 007
Fax : International 31.40.2443765 — National or local within the Netherlands: 040 2 443 765

Visit the BeeldCultuur Website

Headline News: Gerard juries public exhibition, sits as a member of the board of directors for Open Air 2 - Gateways & Gardens. Summer 2004.

Gerard had previously sat as an Honourary Member of the first Open Air Board of Directors in 2001. At the request of the McIntosh Gallery, The University of Western Ontario, Gerard was asked if he would take a more active role in the continuation of this public project in it's second manifestation: Open Air Two - Gateways & Gardens. Gerard not only sat on it's Board of Directors, the Organizing Committee but also acted as a jurist selecting the various artists projects which would be realized in numerous public and corporate locations throughout the City of London, Canada.

Public Project: Open Air Two
Title: Gateways & Gardens
Organized by: McIntosh Gallery - The University of Western Ontario; London, Canada.
Locations: London, Canada. Each installation is hosted at a different site through the city.
Addresses:

Open Air Two
Gateways & Gardens Head Office:
203 Dundas Street - Studio 7
London Ontario N6A 1G4

open_air2004@yahoo.ca

Click here to view the Open Air 2  Contacts page.
Telephone: 1.519.672.8367
Date and Time: Summer of 2004 - May through to September
Prospectus: Open Air Two: Gateways & Gardens examines issues and ideas such as how communities and neighborhoods are defined, how we interact with our environments and the relationship of built and natural environments. One part of the Open Air Two Gateways & Gardens are the sic juried site-specfic temporary public art displays, located around the city of London, Canada and on the web which are a result of a public call that asked for proposals which encouraged the creative use of natural, ephemeral, found, gathered, reused, recycled, vintage, salvaged and plant materials.
Venues and Events: Open Air 2 - Gateways & Gardens Venues and Host Sites
to view the individual artists venues at there respective host sites please click on the above link or the image below
Avant Gardens: Private Gardens Garden Tour Fundraiser
Featuring David Thomson and Richard Crossman Gardens
Sunday June 20, 2004 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ONLY
More than a garden tour, six private gardens and one industrial garden as well as Greg Curnoe's Studio will be open for a rare glimpse of creative green spaces.
Original Ideas: Creative Proposals Sketch Sale
Covent Garden Market -- Labatt Lounge (Mezzanine Level)
June 17 to June 27, 2004
A silent auction featuring original sketches for six temporary outdoor art sites.
Gala Opening
Covent Garden Market, Mezzanine Level
Opening Ceremonies and final date of Sketch Sale from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm , June 27, 2004.
Coffee and Panel Talks
Location to be announced.
Sponsors: The University of Western Ontario, The Faculty of Engineering Western, London International Airport, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, The Canada Council for the Arts, Heritage London, Covent Garden Market, Ontario Arts Council, Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London Arts Council, Red Rhino Inc., Human Resources Development Government of Canada, McIntosh Gallery, Nexus Designs, Museum London, Scene Magazine, The City of London, CHRW Radio 94.9 FM, Grosvenor Lodge, Elmo Curtis Rose Gardens
For more info: visit the Open Air web site http://www.openair.ca
or contact: open_air2004@yahoo.ca

Visit the Open Air Two - Gateways & Gardens website and view  these various public projects

Headline News: Gerard's Maquette-Model published at Track-Link online. November, 2003.

Gerard has begun a small series of works which will honour and commemorate the victims and fallen soldiers of World War 2 - WWII. It's his way of saying “thank you” to those that gave their life’s so that we could live.
Gerard being handicapped and born in the Netherlands would probably have been killed by the Nazi's. Considered a burden to the National German Socialist Worker, millions of the handicapped where simply murdered as an act of euthanasia supported by a program of eugenics. The Nazi’s went so far as to say, in their propaganda of the time (i.e. film), that these pathetic individuals had not reached their full capacity in the evolutionary process. Sadly they were experimented on and used as a precursor in the development of the Gas Chambers as can be seen in the T4-file: which stands for Tannhauser Str. 4, the location of a hospital for the handicapped in Munich at the time.
After completing one section of a larger triptych: a model of a T-34/85 Red Army Tank, this recent work has just been featured on one of the top modeling web sites in the world "Track-Link.net"
We will be updating the development of this work as it proceeds.

Title: “T-34/85 WWII Red Army Tank 1945”
Author: Gerard Pas
Publisher:  Track-Link.net
Track-Links is one of the top AFV modeling sites on the Internet. Track-Link is also one of the leading electronic resources for millions of AFV modellers worldwide.
Links To see the model or visit these listed sites please click on the hyperlinks below.
To see Gerard's model at Track-Links: "T-34/85 Red Army Tank WWII - Winter Camouflage".
To visit the publishers web site "Track-Link.net"
Learn more about the Gerard's current work in progress here at GerardPas.com "T34T4TY Project".
To learn more about this T-34/85 WWII Red Army Tank "T-34/85 Red Army Tank".
Other Details: This is a work in progress and is currently underdevelopment by Gerard. We have posted this news because of this recent publication and will continue to keep you informed as the project develops. You can watch the progression of the work by visiting this page here at GeradPas.com please click here:T34T4TY Project
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Headline News: "Workshop Panel Discussion" June 26th — June 29th, 2003. Boston, MA., U.S.A.

Gerard will participate in The Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) annual conference to be held at Gordon College, MA, U.S.A. This years conference will focus on "Images of the Body: Sacred, Personal, and Public" and will attempt to focus on a possible third way of seeing the body and the world through the lense of the incarnation. Gerard has been invited to participate in a round table discussion discussing the "Broken Body" on Saturday June 28th, 2003. Gerard's thesis is entitled "The Broken Body — A Cantharis to Transfiguration". Gerard will also give a small display of his work during this workshop.

Conference: Christian in the Visual Arts (CIVA) Conference 2003
- Boston, U.S.A.
Title: Images of the Body: sacred, personal and public
Workshop
Panel discussion:
Gerard will present photographic documentation of his work and a small thesis titled The Broken Body — A Cantharis to Transfiguration for the Workshop "Broken Body".
Organized by: CIVA in collaboration with Gordon College Art Department
Location: Gordon College, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Addresses:

255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA 01984

Telephone: CIVA: 1.978 867-4124 Fax: 978 867-4125 | Gordon College: 1.978.927.2300
Date and Time: June 26th — June 29th, 2003. | Gerard's Seminar, Workshop and Discussion Saturday 02:15 - 03:45 pm
Prospectus: Panel Discussion in which the topic will focus on artists discussing "The Broken Body"
Other Details:

The "Broken Body" workshop and panel discussion will comprise of the artists Kathy Hettinga; Claudia Alvarez and Gerard Pas.
Other participants in this conference are: Monsignor Timothy Verdon (Author and Canon of the Cathedral "duomo" of Florence), Bruce Herman (Professor of Art and Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Gordon College), Adair Margo (Chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, U.S.A.), Tim Lowly (Teacher at North Park University, Chicago), Kristin Jensen (Coordinator of the Liturgy, Worship & Arts Program of the Boston Theological Institute and Founder of Soli Deo Gloria), Erica Grimm-Vance (Professor at Trinity Western University, Vancouver, Canada), James Romaine (art historian - New York), James F. Cooper (Founding Director of the Cultural Studies Center, at the Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York), Gordon L. Fuglie (past curator at the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts -The University of California at Los Angeles. Director of the Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles), David Goa (Curator Emeritus, The Provincial Museum of Alberta, Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies, University of Alberta).

Sponsors: CIVA membership
For more info: visit the CIVA web site for more details on this specific event civa.org
or for more information on CIVA visit their main web site civa.org
visit the web site of Gordon College Art / Music Department gordon.edu
visit the CIVA web site to learn more

Headline News: "Panel Discussion" April 26th, 2003. Toronto, Canada.

Gerard will participate in a round table discussion on Saturday April 26th, 2003 at The Institute For Christian Studies (ICS), in Toronto Canada. This discussion will be a part of a Lecture Series given by Erica Grimm-Vance on "Beauty and Affliction: Reflections on Art and Embodiment". Gerard will be addressing the process of catharsis attached to understanding the human body from a broken perspective. This panel discussion will follow Ms. Grimm-Vance lecture to be held on the Friday night April 25th, 2003 at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (north of Queen on McCaul).

Round Table
Discussion:
Institute for Christian Studies - Toronto Canada
Title: Body Images: Artists Talk about the role of the body in their work
Organized by: Institute for Christian Studies (ICS)
Location: Institute for Christian Studies (ICS)
Addresses:

229 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (just east of Spadina)

Telephone: ICS: 1-888-326-5347 (North America toll free) 1-416-979-2331 (Toronto)
Date and Time: Saturday, April 26th, 2003 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Prospectus: Panel Discussion in which the topic will focus on artists discussing "Body Images: the role of the body in their work"
Other Details: This panel discussion will follow a lecture given by Ms. Erica Grimm-Vance titled "Beauty and Affliction: Reflections on Art and Embodiment" Friday night April 25th, 2003 at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (north of Queen on McCaul).
Sponsors: ICS in partnership with Imago is pleased to present Art Talks! 2003
For more info: visit the ICS web site for more details on this specific event icscanada.edu
or for more information on ICS visit their main web site icscanada.edu
visit the web site of Ms. Erica Grimm-Vance www.egrimm-vance.com

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Headline News: "Public Panel Discussion in New York City" January 2002.

Independent Curators International (ICI) together with CrossPathCulture (CPC), will host a public panel discussion to discuss CrossPathCulture, it's vision, goals and achievements at the ICI center in New York City. I will be a member of this panel. These discussions have been organized by Helen Allen, CO-Chair of ICI - Independents Steering Committee and Cannon Hersey, Executive Director of CPC, NY.

Gerard

Discussion: CrossPathCulture & Independent Curators International - New York
Title: to be ANNOunced
Organized by: CrossPathCulture (CPC) and Independent Curators International (ICI)
Location: CrossPathCulture New York. 135 West 50th St. (btw 6th & 7th avenues - at Times Square)
Addresses:

CPC offices: 135 West 50th St., New York, N.Y. 10020-1201 U.S.A.
Independent Curators International Center, 799 Broadway, Suite 205, New York, N.Y. 10003, U.S.A.

Telephone: CrossPathCulture 212.391.5685 /// Independent Curators International (ICI) 212.254.8200
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 9th, 2002. 6:30 PM. (please call CPC to confirm)
Prospectus: A selection of international artists will discuss CrossPathCulture, it's vision and goals for Independent Curators International (ICI) New York.
Other Details: This panel discussion has been organized by Helen Allen (ICI) and Cannon Hersey (CPC)
Sponsors: Durst Foundation & ICI - New York
For more info: visit the website www.ici-exhibitions.org  or by E-mail at info@ici-exhibitions.org
visit the website www.CrossPathCulture.org  or by E-mail at crosspathculture@crosspathculture.org

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Headline News: "New Book / Text Book" Current

"Sights of Resistance", written by Robert J. Belton and published by the The University of Calgary Press contains several sections on my works as well as some excellent articles. GP
"Few books on Canadian art provide an in-depth look at more than one art form from a variety of practical critical perspectives. Sights of Resistance offers both breadth and depth in an innovative but accessible introduction to Canadian visual culture.
Robert Belton has an impossibly ambitious goal -- to create a single-volume introduction to both visual culture and critical practice that neither creates a list of Canadian art's "greatest hits" nor promotes one way of knowing over another. Belton deliberately includes in his overview both old favourites and many unfamiliar works of art, architecture, crafts, painting, photography, sculpture, and so on, placing as much emphasis on the study of a Native blanket as on the study of a legislative building. He demonstrates how all aspects of Canadian visual art interrelate to form a cultural heritage that is as rich as it is varied. To this end, he endeavours to leave no tradition, time period, or geographical area unmentioned in the numerous case studies he inserts into a broader theoretical framework."
The broader theoretical framework is supported by the substantial glossary on CD-ROM that both explains the case studies and provides opportunities for developing radically different perspectives -- and in this way the artwork becomes a site/sight of "resistance." University of Calgary Press

Gerard

Title: “SIGHTS OF RESISTANCE”
Author: Robert James Belton, Dean of Arts - Okanagan University College, British Columbia, Canada
Publisher:  The University of Calgary Press © 2001
ISBN:  ISBN 1552380114 hardcover with CD-ROM
Address: University of Calgary Press, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4.
Other Details: This book is for sale and can be purchased using the links below.
Sponsors:  The Government of Canada (BPIDP), The Canada Council for the Arts, University of Calgary Press
For more info: The University of Calgary Press and or to order contact Raincoast Books at custserv@raincoast.com

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Headline News: "International Group Exhibition - New York City" November 2001 - January, 2002.

CrossPathCulture, will hold it's inaugural exhibition at their new gallery and workshop spaces in New York City with the exhibition "Identities". A virtual "who's who" of contemporary international art community have been invited to participate in this exhibition. What promises to be the event of the fall in New York City, this exhibition will also commemorate the opening of CrossPathCulture's new galleries in New York. The Galleries and Workshop Spaces are ideally located on the "Upper West Side" of New York. More information on this exhibition will be posted in the weeks to come - check out this or the CrossPathCulture web sites to keep informed of the details of this show.

Gerard

Exhibition: “Identities” International Group Exhibition - New York
Title: IdentItIes
Organized by: CrossPathCulture (CPC)
Location: CrossPathCulture - Workshop and Exhibition Space - 135 West 50th St, ground fl.., New York City, U.S.A.
Address:

CPC offices: 135 West 50th St., at Times Square, New York, New York, 10020-1201 U.S.A.

Telephone: CrossPathCulture (212) 664.9784
Dates: November 10, 2001 - January 7th, 2002
Prospectus: An international group exhibition of many of the worlds leading contemporary artists including: Huang Chih-Yang, Albert Depas, Satch Hoyt, Zhang Hongtu, Mihail, Rudzani Nemasetoni, Olabayo Olaniyi, Gerard Pas, Asya Resnikov, Jorge Salazar, Dinkies Sithole
Other Details: The inaugural exhibition of CPC's new Galleries and Workshop spaces in New York City
Sponsors: The Durst Foundation and The Chashama Theatre - New York
For more info: visit the website www.CrossPathCulture.org  or by E-mail at crosspathculture@crosspathculture.org

"Portrait of Chuck Close" by Gerard Pas © 2001 - See more about this project - movies, pics, etc. - Click Here!

Headline News: "Poetry Reading and Book Launch - New York City" December 2001.

“When all the secret histories of the last century are finally told, Brion Gysin’s pivotal role as cultural border-crosser, psychic adventurer and aesthetic provocateur will have to be acknowledged, but Jason Weiss’s Back in No Time provides all the evidence anyone should need right now. Back in No Time makes the best case I have ever seen for Gysin’s importance as a writer and theorist continually perched on the razor’s edge of innovation.”—Timothy S. Murphy, author of Wising up the Marks: The Amodern William Burroughs

I have to say that this event is one the highlights on my year. I first met Brion Gysin with William Burroughs in 1978 in Amsterdam. I have always held such a high opinion of his work, held him in such high regard and am honoured to read in the company of such gifted readers. I'm sure they've given you a permanent 'pain pump' in hEaVEn Brion.

Gerard

Title: “Back In No Time” - The Brion Gysin Reader
Author: Anthology of Brion Gysin edited by Jason Weiss
Publisher:  Wesleyan University Press © 2001
ISBN:  ISBN 0-8195-6529-6 (paperback)
ISBN 0-8195-6528-8 (cloth)
Organized by: The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, New York
Location: St. Mark's Church, New York City
Address: 131 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10003,
Prospectus: Ira Cohen, Genesis P-Orridge, José Férez Kuri, Marshall Reese, Ellen Zweig, Terry Winters, Pierre Joris, Jason Weiss, Ondi McMaster, and Gerard Pas will read from this new anthology on Brion Gysin.
Date and Time: December 7th, 2001 at 10:30 PM.
Telephone: The Poetry Project (212) 674-0910
Details: Admission is $7; $4 for students and seniors; and $3 for students.
The Poetry Project is wheelchair accessible with assistance and advance notice.
Other Details: This book is for sale and can be purchased using the links below.
For more info: For info on the poetry reading contact info@poetryproject.com or visit their website www.poetryproject.com
To find out more on this book or to order it visit the web site of the University of New England Press

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Headline News: "Solo / Two Person Exhibition - New York City" November - December 2001.

At the invitation of Cannon Hersey, Executive Director of CrossPathCulture, Huang Chih-Yang and I will begin to fabricate work towards a joint "Solo" exhibition to be held in the fall of 2001 in New York.  A sort of 2 person 1 person show or is that a 1 person 2 person show?  As well as both being "artists in residence" with CrossPathCulture in New York, this exhibition has also given Huang and myself the occasion to collaborate on a few sculptural works together.  This show promises to be a very exciting endeavour on both Huang and my part!  Huang's work often deals with the wholeness of the body and life and mine with the opposite of the broken and frail.  Our collaborative project aims at dealing with these tensions and we had elected to title our exhibition "No Dialogue" to reflect just that. In light of recent developments, it was felt that we should change the name of the exhibition to "Corporeal (exchange)" as it better conveys our intent "An investigation of the vulnerability of the human body and the resilience of the human spirit."
I am greatly honoured to have this opportunity to work with an artist whose work I so greatly admire.  Huang Chih-Yang hails from Taipei City, Taiwan. He has not only represented Taiwan at the Venice and Sao Paolo Biennials but has exhibited his work in many of the worlds most prestigious Museums and Galleries: such as The Ludwig Museum in Aachen, Germany, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the P.S. 1 Museum in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.
This exhibition will also included my collaboration piece with artist Chuck Close titled: "Portrait of Chuck Close".

To learn more about this exhibition please click here to view the works and texts dedicated to this project.

Gerard

Poetry Reading: A collaborative exhibition by Huang Chih-Yang and Gerard Pas
Title: corpoREAL (exchanges)
Organized by: CrossPathCulture (CPC) and the White Box Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Location: White Box Gallery Annex (Chelsea) - 601 West 26th St. 14th fl. nw atelier, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Address:

CPC offices: 135 West 50th St. (btw 6th & 7th avenues - at Times Square)New York, New York, 10020-1201 U.S.A.
White Box Gallery: 525 West 26th St., New York, New York 10001 U.S.A.

Telephone:

CrossPathCulture (212) 664.9795 - White Box Gallery (212) 714.2347

Dates: Opening November 3, 2001 (time to be announced - evening opening)
Prospectus: Huang Chih-Yang and Gerard Pas will hold a collaborative two person - solo exhibition: titled "Corporeal (exchange)" - An investigation of the vulnerability of the human body and the resilience of the human spirit.
Other info: To read more information and see images relating to this exhibition please click here.
Sponsors: The Durst Foundation - New York
For more info: please visit these web sites www.CrossPathCulture.org
or by E-mail at crosspathculture@crosspathculture.org - whitebox@earthlink.net

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Headline News: "Solo Exhibition"  March - May 2001

I have been invited to exhibit my new work as well as present a short survey of past works in a Solo Exhibition, at The London Regional Art and Historical Museum (LRAHM) in London Canada.  This exhibition will be the first time I have shown several new series of works, which I have been working on these last seven years.  In particular, I will be exhibiting my series "Saints" as well as several large paintings dealing with depression; such as "Sisyphus's  Descendants" (seen below).  Many of these paintings are simply acts of obsession.  Sisyphus Descendants for example was first under-painted then covered in black paint and then literally, scratched with the "head of a pin" to reveal the figures underneath.  At almost four metres tall this work took me over 1 year to complete. There are 3 more paintings of this kind.  The saints where also scraped in the same manner but at  two feet each, these twelve paintings only took one and one half to complete.  I will also be exhibiting numerous works on paper and possibly some objects for this exhibition in London. To see the entire "online catalogue" for this exhibition please click here.
This exhibition will be the first time I have held a one person exhibit at LRAHM since 1985.  I am grateful to the support and encouragement of Brian Meehan, Director of LRAHM for keeping this show on track and look forward to this forth coming show at LRAHM.

Gerard

Exhibition: Solo Exhibition
Title: hEaVEN n eARTh
Location: London Regional Art and Historical Museum (L.R.A.H.M.)
Address: 421 Ridout St, London, Canada. N6A 5H4
Telephone: (519) 672.4580
Dates: Show will be installed on March 31 and be up until May 20, 2001
Opening: April 1, 2001. "Pity da fool(s) - who misses this event in April" (times to be announced)
Other Details: An online catalogue and CD is now available here at GerardPas.com, presented by LRAHM and GerardPas.com
Personal comments: I will be exhibiting alongside Canadian Astronaut Roberta Bondar, whose one person show will be held in an alternate gallery.  She will be exhibiting photographs taken from Canada's National Parks, which she took in a specially designed cage - device that was suspended from below a helicopter.
"To infinity and beyond!" Buzz Light Year
My work was simply made in a cage but also a cage of my own design. 
"To heAVEn, EARth or somewhere in between!" G. Pas
Other info: To see the online catalogue of this current exhibition please click here.
For more info: The London Regional Art and Historical Museum or E-mail me!

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Headline News: "New Book" Current

"Appearance & Reality", written by Stephen Hogbin and published by Cambium Press contains several sections and some critical articles on my works. GP
"This new design handbook goes beyond tired Modernism. Hogbin examines the fundamentals of line, form, color, and pattern, then moves on to investigate such broader issues as context, gender, community, region, the environment, and cultural diversity - which together govern the meaning conveyed by the made object. Essential for students and important for mature designers." Cambium Books

Gerard

Title: “APPEARANCE & REALITY
A visual Handbook for Artists, Designers and Makers
Author: Stephen Hogbin
Publisher:  Cambium Press © 2000
ISBN:  ISBN 1-892836-05-X
Address: Cambium Press, PO Box 909, Bethel, CT, 06801, United States of America
Other Details: This book is for sale and can be purchased using the links below.
For more info: Visit the web site of www.cambiumbooks.com - read all the data or order this book at Cambium Books

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