Byron Dauncey

Cameraman.

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You may remember artist Byron Dauncey’s street art from Vancouver’s urban landscape, signed with the name “Cameraman”. Under the Georgia Viaduct there was a large light-switch enticingly out of place on a mounting pillar. Beside the train tracks northeast of Venables Street, clocks could be found in odd spots. The juxtaposed placement of the pieces made them notable and memorable. This became his voice, and he continued his self-curated street showings to the point of recognition. “[It] opened doors for me,” he says. “Almost everyone I knew in the art world, I knew through street art.” He studied under photographers Lincoln Clarkes and Fred Herzog, and defined his own style of art documentation and candid portraiture.

Today, Dauncey has exhibited in galleries across the city. His work was recently found outdoors in an interactive placement on the grounds of the University of British Columbia titled “The Achievement Square Fridge Magnet Game”. He has also exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Monte Clark Gallery, and Initial Gallery, and has photographed art for Douglas Coupland, Graham Gilmore, and Andy Dixon. Currently, Dauncey is working on cubist photography portraits, in which he portrays a single person’s multifaceted day-to-day life, combining multiple images for each into one piece. This work will be presented in an upcoming show opening in April at Robert Lynds Gallery as part of this year’s Capture Photography Festival.

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January 21, 2015