Karen Rempel photographed at Taglialatella Galleries art opening in Chelsea Sept. 14

Embed from Getty Images Sept. 17, 2017 – My friend Angela James and I attended an opening at Taglialatella Galleries on Thursday night, Sept. 14. We saw an exhibition of iconic original and limited edition works by influential graffiti and pop artist Cristophe Schwarz, aka Zevs. The collection is called Zevs: Liquid Assets. Here’s a … Continue reading Karen Rempel photographed at Taglialatella Galleries art opening in Chelsea Sept. 14

Karen Rempel publishes photo series Shadow Play Two

I took this photo series to capture the invitation and mystery of rosy golden sunset glow. The golden light infuses everyday domesticity with the mystique of a heavenly garden in Persia, inviting you to enter into a world of serenity. Those of you who’ve seen my first Shadow Play will recognize the star player. There’s … Continue reading Karen Rempel publishes photo series Shadow Play Two

Karen Rempel publishes photo series Copper Light

When I come back to Vancouver after time in New York I go into comparison mode for a while, looking to see whether the things I love in New York are here too. And I am always delighted when I find out this is true. There are just as many blue-haired people on the streets … Continue reading Karen Rempel publishes photo series Copper Light

Monkey Valley Photo Retrospective

2000 – 2013 As I prepare to pass Monkey Valley into the safekeeping of new owners, I would like to celebrate and appreciate the many people, events, and moments of the past 13 years at Monkey Valley. This page shows some of my favourite photos from this time, taken by many friends and family members, … Continue reading Monkey Valley Photo Retrospective

Celebrating New York

On January 29, I spent the afternoon at the Museum of the City of New York. I began the trip with lunch in the museum’s cafe overlooking Central Park (which is very brown and uninspiring at the moment)–but enjoyed a tasty white bean and curried cauliflower salad–and learned that they have a weekly dance program … Continue reading Celebrating New York

Pandora’s Box and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in 2017

As I open the Pandora’s box of playbills, ticket stubs, and other memorabilia from 2017, I feel a strange anxiety. What emotions and memories will overtake me as I remember the year that was? Will I regret missed opportunities, or feel embarrassed at some of my shenanigans? The dull olive-green box made of woven reeds … Continue reading Pandora’s Box and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in 2017

My New York Apartment

Dear friends and family, As you know, I’ve been searching for my dream New York apartment ever since I sold my East Village home in Vancouver in April. I have finally found my New York home, in the West Village of lower Manhattan. It took a few false starts and I learned a lot about … Continue reading My New York Apartment

The disappointment of Guns N’ Roses

I was thrilled to see Guns N’ Roses last Sunday at Madison Square Garden. At least, until I was actually in the stadium watching the show. Then it was a bit of a snooze, I am disappointed to say. I had previously seen early GNR shows in 1989 at the LA Coliseum (where they backed … Continue reading The disappointment of Guns N’ Roses

New York fashion model shoot on Cornelia St.

Sept. 20, 2017 – Earlier I told you about my fantastic summer gig at Krystyna’s Place. An unexpected outcome is that Krystyna is an amazing artist and photographer, and she offered to do a photo shoot of me for a model’s portfolio. We spent the afternoon on a glorious sunny day in early September shooting … Continue reading New York fashion model shoot on Cornelia St.