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The Stolen Series, an Exhibition of Mark Sweatman Artwork in 2 Galleries

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Capulet Art Gallery & Framing Shop

150-2288 Number 5 Road

Richmond, BC V6X 2T1

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THE STOLEN SERIES
Mark Sweatman



Opening Receptions:


WingDing Social Club: Friday October 25, 6-11pm
1928 W.Broadway, Vancouver BC


Capulet Art Gallery: Saturday October 26, 2-10pm
150-2288 No.5 Rd, Richmond BC



Press Release


October 15, 2019


"WE ARE BOTH THE MIRROR & SEER, THE ARTIST & THE OBSERVER" - Mark Sweatman


Capulet Art Gallery and WingDing Social Club is pleased to present the Stolen Series, an exhibition of works by Mark Sweatman. Its title refers to an abstract series of work that was stolen by a faux art dealer who even signed her name on the back of these paintings.

The exhibition features 15 out of 21 recently recovered stolen paintings by the original artist, Mark Sweatman, which half of the works will be shown at Capulet Art Gallery and the other half at WingDing Social Club.

A variety of other works by the artist will also be exhibited including paintings, poetry, and performances.

#thestolenseries

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press@capuletart.com
+1 604 370 1728

BIO

Mark Sweatman is a Winnipeg born artist, actor and writer. His Paintings are a free expression of the reflection & relationship between artist and canvas. His flow state creations are a sacred space shared with his late sister, Sheilah Sweatman, an artist who died a hero on June 29, 2011 while on a volunteer mission working for Search & Rescue B.C.


Sheilah is Mark’s inspiration and passion for painting. His mission is to carry her legacy and illuminate culture with this love, energy, emotion, and authenticity. As a tribute life series Mark annually paints a legacy piece for Sheilah – called the June 29th “29 Series” – this project will take 29 years to complete, to honour Sheilah who died at the age of 29.


Mark is a self-taught painter who learned from his late sister's journals, notes, and textbooks. He still uses all her original brushes, many of which he and she made from Canadian goose feathers, down, fallen eagle feathers from their family’s cottage at the lake and fur from the family dogs, including fur from "Freya" – Sheilah’s German Sheppard that she was training for Search & Rescue mountain avalanche rescue.


The greatest painting he has every seen was made by Sheilah at her art show called: Finding Me. The piece is a colorful mosaic of three self portraits painted with over a quarter million puzzle pieces assembled live over a week in a glass enclosure, this piece was later donated by Sheilah to the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital where it still hangs today.


Mark is also a credited actor and director who studied visual arts, theatre and film at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver and at Ryerson University in Toronto where his thesis film won Best Film of the year in 2002.


His directorial feature film debut UNCUT, filmed in one continuous two-hour shot won awards in New York, Memphis, and Detroit, and screened at the European Film Market Berlinale in Berlin, Germany.

Mark can be seen currently acting for Warner Bros on the CW's hit show The Flash - as 'Norvock,' the snake eye guy- a series recurring guest star role.


His last art exhibition was at the 2019 Vancouver Fashion Week and all spring through summer he was showing work permitted by the city at English Bay. His debut art show: “Fallen Heroes” on 9/11/2012 and following shows were met with rave reviews. His latest art shows open Oct.25th & 26th simultaneously in Vancouver & Richmond, showing a variety of works from his master collection, multiple series, with special attention to “The Stolen Series” 15 of 21 stolen paintings that he recovered from theft.

He considers every painting an emotional exercise in a personal therapy of prose, paint and performance.

"the looking seeing perceiving being alters what we are believing...-that's ART"

-MARK SWEATMAN

https://www.artstation.com/mrmarksweatman

ig: @mrmarksweatman

imdb: @marksweatman


"the looking seeing perceiving being alters what we are believing...-that's ART"

-MARK SWEATMAN

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Capulet Art Gallery & Framing Shop

150-2288 Number 5 Road

Richmond, BC V6X 2T1

Canada

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