• Artist Statement for The Moment Eternal

    Here is my artist statement for my new exhition, The Moment Eternal, which opens today. Things are either emerging out of nothingness or disappearing into nothingness. It is impermanence that gives transcendence and true meaning to the world. When we accept the transitory nature of all existence we can better appreciate the fleeting pleasures of […]




  • The Moment Eternal Exhibition

    THE MOMENT ETERNAL Leonardo Gallery, Toronto, Canada Ocober 28 to November 19, 2008 Opening Reception: Thursday October 30, 7pm-9pm Captivating new work by Bret Culp and Julie McGregor focuses on intimate moments that express a quietness of spirit. Culp’s poetic black and white photographs of Tuscany and Ireland reveal the beauty of impermanence. McGregor’s emotional […]




  • ‘Tudors’ rule at Geminis

    VARIETY MAGAZINE “The Englishman’s Boy” and “The Tudors” were the big winners on Wednesday at the third and final Gemini Industry Gala, which saw 33 prizes handed out to TV shows in the drama, variety and comedy categories. Based on Guy Vanderhaeghe’s award-winning 1996 novel about cowboys in 19th century Saskatchewan and the early days […]




  • Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts!

    As a continuation of yesterday’s blog, “Ordinary folks don’t care about arts”, the following quote about the arts being an essential part of culture is actually featured right on the Canadian $20 bill. The fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper considers it “a niche issue” shows how out-of-step he is with his country. “Could we […]




  • “Ordinary folks don’t care about arts.”

    Saddly this comes from the Prime Minister of Canada. TheStar.com – Ordinary folks don’t care about arts: Harper Source: www.thestar.com Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sparked a culture war in the federal election campaign with a claim that “ordinary people” don’t care about arts funding. I especially like this part: Under fire for his government’s […]




  • Subject matter and spirit…

    When both subject matter and manner of rendering are transcended, by whatever means, that which seems to be matter becomes what seems to be spirit. -Minor White




  • True art…

    The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke. -Jerzy Kosinski




  • Art is…

    Art is not documentation but reflection. -bret




  • Sculptural Images Artist Statement

    This is my Artist Statement for the Sculptural Images show. The exhibition was part of the Contact Toronto Photography Festival and ran from May 17 to June 9, 2007.   Roots creep over rock searching for refuge and nourishment, neglected bricks and mortar crumble under the elements and return to the earth, a mountain is slowly […]




  • Black and White Abstraction

    The qualities of abstraction intrinsic to Black and White photography grant it the power to intensify life – to deepen its mystery, depth, and beauty. –Bret Culp




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