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221A

221A Artist Run Centre is a non-profit organization that supports and facilitates dialogue between contemporary art and design. Over the past year, the organization has engaged over 5000 public visitors to acquire new knowledge and understanding around historical, social, and intellectual conditions of contemporary society through exhibitions, talks, workshops and publications. 221A is fortunate as a young organization to join a body of hard-working and respected arts organizations that make up Vancouver’s existing cultural ecology. However, 221A’s programme manifests a unique interdisciplinary community by presenting work by both contemporary artists and designers with a focus on work that creates new knowledge extensions between existing art and design practices.

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

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Access

Access is a non-profit organization dedicated to emergent
contemporary art practices. We provide points of access for artists
and audiences alike by supporting presentations of diverse views and
creative practices of local, national and international artists, curators
and cultural practitioners. Access strives to spark critical conversations
about contemporary art through experimentation and risk-taking within
the gallery space and beyond.

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Artspeak

Artspeak is a non-profit artist-run centre, established in 1986 and is a registered charitable organization. Our early association with Kootenay School of Writing served to situate Artspeak within a unique interdisciplinary community of writers, poets, critics and visual artists. Artspeak is operated by a group of artists from the visual and language arts who share concerns in relation to the theory and practice of contemporary art. The mandate of the gallery is to exhibit contemporary art and to encourage a dialogue between visual art and writing. Of particular interest is work that crosses the boundaries between the two disciplines, exploring their common areas of praxis – a distinct aspect of the history of cultural practice in this region.

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Call: Ensemble at Maple Ridge Art Gallery (Friday, October 28 2011)

The Maple Ridge Art Gallery invites artists and artisans from throughout the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley to contribute work to our annual Christmas exhibition and sale, Ensemble.

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Centre A

From its large gallery space in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Centre A explores beyond exhibition art practice to include artists-in-residence, collective interventions, works in progress, studio production, public forums, screenings, publications and web projects. This is a space for gathering, discussion and exchange between artists and participants from diverse backgrounds.

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Gallery Gachet

Gallery Gachet is a unique artist-run centre located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Gachet is a collectively-run exhibition and studio space built to empower participants as artists, administrators and curators. The organization’s cultural services have grown from the operation of a small, basement studio in downtown Granville South, offering one exhibition a year in 1993, to coordinating approximately 3,000 square feet of public-access arts space with up to 12 exhibitions each year, in addition to residencies, workshops, artist talks, symposia, special projects and other events.

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Grunt Gallery

Grunt Gallery is an artist-run centre formed in 1984 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It programs exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications and special projects.

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Map of Commercial Galleries

Here is a map of commercial galleries in the Vancouver area.


View Commercial Galleries (Vancouver) in a larger map

Legend:

  • Red: First-Nations art
  • Yellow: Asian art
  • Purple: Historical art
  • Green: Contemporary decorative art
  • Pink: Contemporary avant-garde art
  • Teal: Urban art
  • Dot in centre: gallery represents photographers

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Revised August 13th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

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Opening: at Catriona Jeffries Gallery

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Alex Couwenberg at Jennifer Kostuik

New work

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Opening: Andrea Taylor at Grey Door Gallery

Artist in attendance

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:04 pm

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Opening: Angela Grossman at Winsor Gallery

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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Opening: Ann Zielinski at Kurbatoff

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Opening: Annie Ross at Museum of Anthropology

A 1956 Nash Metropolitan automobile completely wrapped in braided bark.

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Opening: Arni Haraldsson at CSA Space

Since the eighties Arni Haraldsson has amassed a vast collection of found imagery gathered from various religious publications such as Awake! and Plain Truth that were made available to him while out strolling in his neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant. Haraldsson clipped the photographic images from these publications and assorted them into various categories. The resulting deconstructed forms and groupings of found images simultaneously espouse the religious and utopic pedagogical intent of their publications and the personal aspirations and hopes of the local Mt. Pleasant followers who distributed them. Taken as such, Awake in Mt. Pleasant can be seen as an unorthodox portrait of the artist’s neighbourhood.

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 9:09 am

Revised September 9th, 2011 at 10:02 am

Opening: Art Rental Show at CityScape

Visit CityScape Community Art Space for the semi-annual salon-style exhibition of the Art Rental collection. The Art Rental Show features more than 300 pieces of original artwork created by local artists. 100 pieces have just been added to the collection!

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy original art in your home or office. Art Rental is a convenient and affordable way to enhance any space. Artworks rent for as little as $10 to $40 a month. Works are varied in subject and style; created in watercolour, acrylic, oil, pastel, photography and mixed media – something for everyone.

Posted by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Revised August 22nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Opening: Bardell, Cooper, Rice-Jones at CityScape Community Art Space

This exhibition explores patterns created on hard and soft surfaces by four artists using diverse media such as fabric, canvas, clay and stoneware.
Featuring artists Enda Bardell, Jennifer Cooper, Celia Rice-Jones, Keith Rice-Jones.

Artist Talk: Saturday, November 5, 1-2pm

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Opening: Betsy Stewart, Paul Ecke at Ian Tan

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Bill Anderson at WInsor Gallery

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 1:01 am

Opening: Boisjoly, Hamilton, Piasta at Or Gallery

The dark overtones in both the subject matter and colour palette of the artworks in this exhibition are the effects of a kind of realism that is more concerned with conveying the realities of contemporary experience than with naturalistic depiction. However, the gloomy image of history these works register—one of violence and repetition with few prospects for change—never slips into pessimism. Instead, they draw their force from seeking to split the difference between affirming the possibilities of contemporary experience and calling attention to its frequently disastrous outcomes.

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Opening: Brady Cranfield, Jamie Hilder at Or Gallery

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Brigitta Kocsis at Petley Jones

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Bruce Turnbull at Elissa Cristall Gallery

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised December 5th, 2011 at 8:57 am

Opening: Burnaby Art Gallery

Drawings, paintings, and photographs by local secondary school students.

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: C. 1983 at Presentation House Gallery

Work by Vikky Alexander, Kati Campbell, Share Corsaut, Christos Dikeakos, Don Gill, Rodney Graham, Laiwan, Mark Lewis, Henri Robideau, Cheryl Sourkes, and Ian Wallace.

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Opening: Cao Fei at Surrey Art Gallery

Cao Fei uses Second Life to re-imagine China.

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Opening: Chris Charlebois at Kurbatoff Gallery

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Opening: Christian Nicolay, Ya-Chu Kang at Elliott Louis Gallery

Exploring contemporary narratives of safety and identity, man and women, East and West, in a post 9-11 age.

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Opening: Christie Lee Charles and others at UNIT/PITT Projects

To commemorate Vancouver’s 125th anniversary, emerging artists will produce commissioned works highlighting the wrong side of history, seen through the lens of the 36-year history of the Helen Pitt-Unit/Pitt-Pitt International Galleries.

Curated by Cease Wyss and Keith Higgins. The project will include commissioned works by: Christie Lee Charles, Chunhua Catherine Dong & Ek Rzepka, Patrick Cruz, Wil George, and Dustin Rivers.

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:09 am

Opening: Christie Lee Charles at UNIT/PITT Projects

Coming from the land now known as Vancouver, Christie Lee Charles is a direct descendant of the great warrior Capilano whose name you see across the lands today. His father was the first documented citizen of the city of Vancouver, whose picture hangs in city hall. This is who she is and where she is from, this is a part of Christie’s cultural protocol which she holds so dear. It is her passion to follow and share these teachings. Christie raps in her ancient Musqueam dialect, and has traveled the world and performed in China for the Olympics, for Chuck D of Public Enemy, opened WEday Vancouver with K’Nann & Hedly. She has welcomed guests to Vancouver such as the Dalia Lama and the Queen of Britain. Her passion is music and empowering aboriginal youth to stand and be proud of who you are and where you come from. Christie is a part of Vancouver’s First Ladies Crew, an all female hip hop crew of strong women with positive voices. Look out for Christie as she is here with her ancestors teachings that help her represent the past, present and future of this place we call Vancouver. This is her story.

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised December 5th, 2011 at 8:54 am

Opening: Christina Peori & more at Havana Gallery

The contribution of hotels, pubs, and bars to the lifestyle of Vancouver is an ongoing legacy. Many types of music have been fostered and encouraged. Interior decorations, exterior landmark signs and innovative cuisine have included fusion styles which have stemmed from the ethnic diversity of the city. This art show is a tribute to the part hotels, pubs and bars have played in the formation of the social fabric of the city.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

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Opening: Cloudface at Unit/Pitt Projects

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Opening: Colette Urban at Grunt

Grunt gallery is please to present video and digital stills of works by noted, Newfoundland based artist Colette Urban. The exhibition will feature a single channel video loop, digital still, and costume from Urban’s performance video HOOT; as well as still images and costume from her project “Limited Possession”.

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Opening: Colleen Flynn-Lawson at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

Colleen’s work presents meditations on the beauty and cyclical nature of existence, representing birth, life, decay and death before being ushered back onto the path of rebirth. She is most interested in allowing a shifting universe to reveal itself: the movements in which microscopic and infinite forms are actively engaged in the process of transformation.

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Opening: Corin Sworn at Contemporary Art Gallery

Endless Renovation begins with a happenstance finding. Several blocks away from her home in Glasgow in a back alley Corin Sworn discovered a box of discarded slides. The odd collection of images is the bases for a poetic narrative built from found texts and the artist’s speculations on the imagesand the photographer. Most shots are of solitary and unique clocks that tell time through a vertical and horizontal crisscross. The photographer it seems is an ingenious clock-maker. This narrated slide show, constituting two projectors, the recorded narration and the transcript, is assembled into a minimal installation with glass shelving and tailored curtains. The rooms composition imposes a subtle interference, making it difficult to view both images at once and correspond the numbered transcript with each photograph. The sequence is pertinent to the story, yet it is only conjecture, fabricated by the artist like the objects are made by their documenter.

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Opening: Cwaii Edenshaw at Petley Jones

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Opening: David Wilson at Winsor Gallery

  • Date: Thursday, September 15
  • Artist: David Wilson
  • Location: Winsor Gallery
  • Address: 3025 Granville St

Wilson’s most recent paintings depict loosely rendered images of urban settings, either at night or during the transitional period of day one finds between darkness and light.

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 10:19 am

Revised August 21st, 2011 at 10:22 am

Opening: Derek Root at Monte Clark

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Doug Cranmer at Museum of Anthropology

Kesu’: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer honours a man who embodied “indigenous modern” before the term had been coined, but preferred the descriptor “whittler” or “doodler” to “Kwakwaka’wakw artist.” In this celebration of Cranmer, Kesu’ captures the artist’s personality, his paradoxes, his range of work, and his profound influence on generations of Northwest Coast artists.

The exhibition displays a wide range of Doug’s artistic works in two and three dimensions in wood and paint, from totem poles, a canoe, masks, bentwood boxes, bowls, and prints, to his important “Abstract series” of paintings on mahogany plywood. Works and words by his students will also be included in this unique exhibit, which is organized as a series of overlapping modules that present aspects of the artist’s complex perspectives.

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 1:00 am

Opening: Eri Ishi at Ian Tan Gallery

In her new series, ”Collective Effort”, Ishii explores the process of grief. The series consists of 21 oil paintings, drawings, and mixed media works on paper. Eri Ishii strives for work that captivates while stimulating the imagination leading the viewer into a psychological response to each painting.

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised December 5th, 2011 at 8:56 am

Opening: Eva Kolacz at Kurbatoff

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Federicio Herrero at Contemporary Art Gallery

This new initiative uses as its starting point Vibrantes, Federico Herrero’s vivid and dynamic new commission for the Contemporary Art Gallery’s façade. Encapsulating the social nature of Herrero’s artistic practice, rooted in the display of work in the public realm, the project allows participants to generate their own compositions, that of blocks of colour across the city’s buildings via a special program.

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised December 5th, 2011 at 8:58 am

Opening: Fran Herndon at Blanket Contemporary Art Inc.

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Frieze New York at Catriona Jeffries

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Gabryel Harrison, Emily Young at Winsor Gallery

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Opening: Galen Felde at Bellevue Gallery

In this series titled, All: The Span of a Heart, Galen elaborates on her re-occurring theme of exploring and reconstructing memory . Galen creates a personal document referencing thematic elements and visual vocabulary from the last 10 years of her creative process.

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 1:00 am

Opening: Gary Warren Hubbs at 221a

Gary Warren Hubbs is an emerging photographer and artist based in Vancouver. Hubbs holds a BFA in photography from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2005) and has exhibited work at Artswork Studios (2005) and The Electra Building (2006) in Vancouver and at the Lobot Gallery in Oakland, California. His Practise explores industrial typologies, advertising, globalization and localization. Hubbs’ work was published in THIS IS EAST VAN (2011) and he was a finalist for the international photography competition Hey, Hot Shot! (2010). He is currently the Daily Flickr columnist for Vancouver is Awesome. Relative Value will be Hubbs’ first solo exhibition.

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:09 am

Opening: Gauvreau & Carreau at Baron Gallery and Studio

Automatist, Pierre Gauvreau was part of a circle of young artists from various discipines who gravitated around painter Paul Emile-Borduas in 1940’s Montreal. Together the Automatists revolutionized painting in restrictive Quebec of the Duplessis years. Inspired by the Surrealists, they found freedom of expression in abstraction pursued through automatism: an instinctive, unpremeditated form of creating art.

Posted by Mike Gobbi

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:08 am

Opening: Gen Jianyi, Huang Ran, Zhang Peili at Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

A showcase of leading media works by Chinese artists.

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Glenn Alteen at Grunt

B&W photos and a video that addresses the context of working as an artist in the contemporary Iranian culture.

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Opening: Graham, Weiner, and Baxter at Artspeak

An Exhibition in Three Parts

1) Dan Graham (September 10 – October 1)

2) Lawrence Weiner/Ian Wilson (October 5 – 22)

3) Iain Baxter& (October 26 – November 12)

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 9:03 am

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Opening: Grand Opening at Kurbatoff Gallery

After nine years of successful art dealing, Kurbatoff Gallery has expanded, moving to a larger space. The grand opening event is Saturday, August 27, from 2 to 4 pm.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Opening: Greg Pyra at Petley Jones

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Opening: Group Show at Ian Tan

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Opening: Group Show at Jacana

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Opening: Guy Ben-Ner, Fabiola Carranza, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa at Artspeak

Brings together the work of three artists who investigate how art can be at the service of life, raising ethical questions of where the distinguishing line is between art-making and personal and professional relations.

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Opening: Holger Kalberg at Monte Clark

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Iain Baxter at North Vancouver Museum

New work from one of Canada’s most recognized artists.

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Ian Wallace at Catriona Jeffries Gallery

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Opening: Instant Coffee at Western Front Gallery

Through the dreary winter Instant Coffee will inhabit the nooks and crannies of the Western Front. This prospective retrospective in honour of their 12 collective years of artistic production will include an exhibition, a residency, a publication and a series of talks and events.

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 1:00 am

Opening: Ishiuchio Miyako at Museum of Anthropology

This powerfully moving exhibition features 48 photographs by Ishiuchi Miyako of clothing and personal items belonging to victims at Hiroshima.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:09 am

Opening: James Clark at Satellite Gallery

Satellite Gallery presents Nature, Knowledge and the Knower, an exhibition that features digital enlargements of panoramic photographs as well as an online display of a selection of artist and explorer James L. (Lippit) Clark’s archives from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

This exhibition presents three dramatic panoramas taken with Kodak Cirkut cameras in Kenya between 1920 and 1930. The enlarged photographs will provide visitors to Satellite Gallery with an immersive environment to consider how African nature was seen, understood and measured for reconstruction and representation at the Museum.

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Opening: Jane Kenyon at Elliott Louis Gallery

New works, by fibre artist Jane Kenyon, using ”thread painting” to recreate the macroscopic natural landscape through the microscopic perspective, from lichen on rocks to ethereal forests to distant fields at twilight.

Posted by Mike Gobbi

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:08 am

Opening: Janet Strayer at Seymour Art Gallery

Janet Strayer explores imagination, memory, experience, and observation.

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Opening: Jim Carruthers at Ferry Building Gallery

Paintings and Drawings

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Opening: John Horton at Petley Jones

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Jolinda Lindens at Becker

A retrospective of five years of technique exploration.

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Judy Radul at Catriona Jeffries

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Julia Feyrer at Catriona Jeffries Gallery

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 1:00 am

Opening: Karin Bubas at Monte Clark Gallery

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Opening: Kohei Yoshiyuki at Presentation House Gallery

Presentation House Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of gelatin silver prints by Kohei Yoshiyuki. The series of images on display, collectively titled The Park, were taken at night in the vicinity of Tokyo from 1971 to 1979 and capture sexual encounters between straight and gay partners, and the voyeurs who stalked them. The ghostly overexposed look of The Park results from the infrared film and filtered flash that Yoshiyuki used to disguise his presence. Indeed, a striking aspect of the images is how the photographer captured the absorption of his subjects in their illicit activities without disturbing them.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Revised September 6th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Opening: Landon Mackenzie at Richmond Art Gallery

The exhibition brings together several large format canvases by Landon Mackenzie from two recent series called Neurocity and The Structures.

Posted by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Revised August 22nd, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Opening: Larry Clark at Presentation House Gallery

Clark lives and works in New York and Los Angeles. He continues to exhibit his artwork worldwide and to produce feature-length films. His work is included in the collections of major museum collections. Recent exhibitions include: Kiss the Past Hello at Musée D’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, and Teenage Lust, New York. The prints for this exhibition are on loan from the Washington Art Consortium Collection: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman; Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane; Seattle Art Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham; Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham. The Tulsa film is courtesy of Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Revised September 6th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Opening: Levin, Lowry, Tsang at Centre A

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Opening: Lowry, Tsang, Levin at Museum of Vancouver

For the past five years, photographers Glen Lowry, Henry Tsang, and M. Simon Levin have photographed and video taped the seawalls of both Vancouver and Dubai.

In this exhibition in the MOV studio, view the remarkable similarities between Vancouver’s False Creek and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 1:00 am

Opening: Luis Camnitzer at Belkin Art Gallery

Until recently, Luis Camnitzer has been an insider’s tip in the field of conceptual art. This solo exhibition features some seventy works created between 1966 and the present day, offering visitors a close look at the Uruguayan artist who may be considered one of the art world’s key figures in the second half of the 20th century.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:10 am

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Opening: Lynda Shalagan at Buckland Southerst

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Opening: Made in BC at North Vancouver Museum

Design implies application of creativity, invention, innovation, production, craft and skills associated with tools and materials. Design is about function and communication. The history of BC’s design reflects the diverse cultures, needs and spirits of the province’s places and people. The works within this exhibit are both well known and obscure; some are award winning designs others are vernacular-folk design. Included are objects created by aboriginal people, early immigrants and more recent newcomers. Both academically schooled designers and self-taught designers are represented. Some works celebrate regional images and natural materials; other designs use exotic materials.

Made in BC is co-curated by Sam Carter, Professor Emeritus,
Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Patrick Gunn, Designer.

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Opening: Madeleine Wood at Ian Tan

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Marianne Nicholson, Etienne Zack at Surrey Art Gallery

Ghosts of an earlier age.

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Opening: Mark Soo at Blanket Gallery

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Opening: Marleen Vermeulen at Kurbatoff

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Mary Anne Barkhouse, Julie Andreyev, Bill Burns at Or Gallery

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Mathew Sawyer at UNIT/PITT Projects

London-based artist Mathew Sawyer will present a series of new work in a one-month exhibition and will use the Pitt as a base camp for a one week residency in the city of Vancouver. The work produced during the residency will be published in book form in spring 2012.

This project is curated by Cate Rimmer.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Opening: Matthew Monahan at Contemporary Art Gallery

His first solo exhibition in Canada.

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Monique Mouton at Blanket Contemporary Art Inc

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Monomania at Trench

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Opening: Morgan Dunnet at Buckland Southerst

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Neil Beloufa at Western Front Gallery

Western Front has commissioned a new moving image work by the Paris based artist Neïl Beloufa for his autumn solo exhibition. Shot in Vancouver over the summer, this new video work will be embedded throughout a gallery installation that relies on the assemblage of readily available and found materials. These maximal installations have quickly become the artist’s style, where a strong fragmentation of the gallery space occurs in order to provide several discrete environments for projection.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Opening: Neufeld & Konopaki at the Burnaby Art Gallery

The Esplanade Art Gallery and the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery are pleased to present this touring exhibition of recent collaborative drawings, prints and photographs by Rhonda Neufeld and Rodney Konopaki. Since 2007, the artists have explored the act and meaning of collaborative art-making through projects which involved sharing, interfering, walking, observing, recording, reflection and dialogue. Underlying Konopaki and Neufeld’s collaboration has been a fascination with the collision of conscious aesthetic decisions and ‘chance operation’, interpreted perhaps most famously by John Cage, but reaching back to Dada and Duchamp.

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Revised August 22nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Opening: Objective Reality at the Ferry Building Gallery

Showing work of Lynn Pocklington, Alan D. Blair, Julie Rudd, Richard Alm, Melanie Cossey

Posted by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:10 am

Opening: Owen Kydd at Monte Clark Gallery

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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Opening: Paddy McCann at Petley Jones Gallery

Petley Jones Gallery is proud to present the North American debut of Irish artist Paddy McCann.

Born in Cladai, Co. Armagh, North Ireland, this Belfast-based painter has exhibited extensively across Europe since the early 1990s.

Focusing predominantly on figure, windows, bridges, and notions of landscape and cityscapes, Vertical Bridge allows the viewer to not only explore the abstractions of the artist’s mind but embark on a journey of their own.

The opening of the exhibition will also feature a special talk by Paddy McCann at 6:45pm.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Opening: Peng Liu at JACANA Gallery

Peng Liu continues his exploration of the ephemeral nature of beauty. The subject of flowers of his previous exhibition is still present but much more abstract this time. Those who are familiar with the Liu’s work will recognize the rich and complex textures of his work.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

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Opening: Psychic Plaza at Shudder Gallery

PSYCHIC PLAZA

OPENING RECEPTION OCTOBER 13th, 7-11pm, 2011
Exhibit OCTOBER 14– 29, 2011

AVERY NABATA, SIMON REDEKOP, JANICE CHEUNG, CHRIS BONI, MAKIKO YOSHII, IAN EDMONDS, ALAINNAH WHACHELL, AARON MORAN and SETAREH YASAN

Curated by Patrick Cruz

Imbued with ambiguity and poetic materiality Psychic Plaza brings together nine emerging artists that examine notions of process and the construction of an aesthetic language. The works evoke a sense of physical agency that alludes to the aesthetic means employed by utilitarian culture. Playing with notions of clairvoyance and ritualistic prophesy, Psychic Plaza speculates on the uncertain future and its relationship with the uncertainty of time and space

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Opening: Raymond Boisjoly at Republic Gallery

The Writing Lesson looks to the visual component of the heavy metal subgenre of black metal as a vernacular mode of writing to illustrate place names with indigenous origins. A significant amount of black metal music seeks to recuperate pre-Christian spiritual elements in the face of the forceful encroachment of monotheistic faiths. Through a rudimentary photographic process, the light of the sun has burned the names of places such as Masset, Skidegate, Chilliwack, and Yakima into plain black construction paper with the hope more will be revealed than concealed.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Revised September 6th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Opening: Renée Van Halm at Burnaby Art Gallery

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 1:00 am

Opening: Richard Storms at Gallery Jones

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Opening: Rimi Yang at Winsor Gallery

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Opening: Robert Dayton Junior at UNIT/PITT Projects

This will be a one of a kind evening that combines large amounts of shared laughter with soft music and unsettling feelings of desire…!

Tickets $25

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Opening: Ron Tran at the Charles H. Scott Gallery

The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by local Vancouver artist Ron Tran. Tran’s installation at the Charles H. Scott Gallery is about a stick. Purchased on the street where it was cut from a nearby tree the stick had no discernable use or value. Intrigued by its potential, Tran has created a project centred on developing meaning and worth for this rudimentary object.

Posted February 8th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Revised August 21st, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Opening: Scott McFarland at Monte Clark

Spring in Canada is a welcome sight after the hardships of a long cold winter.

Spring in Afghanistan signals the start of the Taliban offensive after laying dormant for most of the winter.

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Opening: Sonny Assu at Equinox Gallery

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised December 5th, 2011 at 8:56 am

Opening: Stephen Hutchings at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

  • Date: Thursday, September 15th
  • Artist: Stephen Hutchings
  • Medium: Charcoal and Oil on Canvas
  • Location: Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
  • Address: 1070 Homer Street

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:11 am

Revised August 18th, 2011 at 11:06 am

Opening: Stephen Hutchings at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

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Opening: Takao Tanabe at Burnaby Art Gallery

Takao Tanabe has been an important figure in Canadian painting for over 60 years. Born in British Columbia in 1926, Tanabe studied in Europe, the United States and Japan. Following a decade as head of the art program and artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, he returned to British Columbia in 1980 where he currently lives and works.

This will be a retrospective exhibition of Tanabe’s work and will feature drawings and watercolours by the artist from 1945 to the present day. The intent of the exhibition is to chronicle the artist’s career through his drawing practice – often the starting point for paintings. The exhibition will examine, critically, how the artist has changed, adapted and/or reflected upon his subjects and the use of media to render a sense of “place” within his artwork. The exhibition is being co-curated by Darrin Martens and Ihor Holubisky (curator at McMaster University Art Gallery). This exhibition demonstrates the BAG’s commitment to senior Canadian artists and their work.

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Opening: The Game at Seymour Art Gallery

The Game: Another take on the Exquisite Corpse a gathering of works made by textile and surface design artists who have exhilarated in happenstance and the imaginary, taking the Surrealist game ”Exquisite Corpse” to new levels.

Posted by Mike Gobbi

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Revised August 22nd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Opening: Tobias Wong at Museum of Vancouver

First time solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed Vancouver-born artist Tobias Wong.

Posted August 19th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Opening: Tom Forrestall at Elliott Louis Gallery

”Master Works” presents his prolific career beginning in the early 1960’s until today. The collection exhibits Forrestall’s signature style watercolour and egg tempera paintings.

Artist Talk: Saturday, September 17 at 1:00 pm.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Opening: Una Knox at Or Gallery

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Opening: Various Artists at Gallery Gachet

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:08 am

Opening: Various Artists at Hunter Bisset Gallery

Through small windows we see the wide world…

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

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Opening: Various at Western Front Gallery

Toque is the Western Front’s annual art and craft sale. The event features a curated selection of talented artists, designers and artisans, and draws an annual attendance of 1,500 to 2,000. Please join us on December 9th and 10th at this unique event.

Twenty-three invited vendors contribute to Toque this year, with wares ranging from books, cards, jewellery, textiles and ceramics, to one of a kind art objects.

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised December 5th, 2011 at 8:53 am

Opening: Wayne Eastcott at Bellevue Gallery

Explorations of gravity, heat, and light.

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 1:01 am

Revised March 18th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Opening: William Wegman at Simon Fraser University Gallery

William Wegman has been creating paintings and works on paper using found postcards since the early 1990s. The practice of altering existing images began much earlier in his career, initially altering his own discarded photographs, such as Ray Cat (1978), to create something new and singular. Wegman currently uses the cozy scenes of vintage postcards, and extends/connects/alters them, until they become something completely different, unexpected – yet familiar.

”Do/Redo” features some of Wegman’s first altered card pieces, as well as new paintings, some with cards from Canadian vacation spots. The works in the show span a period of fifteen years, and Wegman’s characteristic intersection of humor and nostalgia is present throughout.

Posted by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Revised August 22nd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Opening: Young Song at Vanart Gallery & Studio

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:09 am

Opening: Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries at Audain

Following the opening at the Audain Gallery – please join us for the opening party at Centre A at 9pm

A fast-moving, text-based video artwork synchronized to a jazz score, THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS IN ART, contrasts the conflict and struggle of daily existence within the seemingly unproblematic and easy life of an artist. In the artists’ characteristically irreverent manner these issues are examined from the artists’ perspective through the use of a narrator whose musings provoke an empathetic critique from within that assumes simultaneously the roles of corroboration and critical inquiry.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Revised August 23rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Opening: Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries at Centre A

YHCHI’s C.E.O., Young-hae Chang (Korea), and C.I.O., Marc Voge (U.S.A.) are based in Seoul. They have created work in 16 languages which have been presented at major art institutions all over the world. Their work has been commissioned by the Tate, London (2006), the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2005, 2007), and the New Museum, New York (2007), and has shown at the Venice Biennial (2003), the São Paulo Biennial (2006), and the Istanbul Biennial (2007). In June 2008, YHCHI received the Grand Prix Multimédia from the Société des Gens de Lettres, Paris, and they have given lectures at Brown, Yale and Columbia Universities.

Posted by Mike Gobbi

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:10 am

Or Gallery

The Or Gallery is an artist-run centre committed to exhibiting work by local, national, and international artists whose art practice is of a critical, conceptual and/or interdisciplinary nature. Since its inception in 1983 the gallery has acted as a laboratory for research, proposition making, conceptual experimentation and documentation.

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Talk: Antonia Hirsch, Hadley+Maxwell at Artspeak

Artspeak and Fillip present Intangible Economies, a three-day forum that broadens the notion of economy beyond its financial dimension. Initiated by Fillip Associate Editor Antonia Hirsch, the Intangible Economies series focuses on the multifarious forms of exchange fuelled by affect and desire and speculatively investigates the fundamental role these affective transactions play in modes of representation and, accordingly, in cultural production.

Registration is required; see event page for details.

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Talk: Bardell, Cooper, Rice-Jones at CityScape Community Art Space

The exhibition explores patterns created on hard and soft surfaces by four artists using diverse media such as fabric, canvas, clay and stoneware.

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Talk: Clint Burnham & Andrew Feldmar at Vancouver Art Gallery

Clint Burnham, writer of poetry, fiction and critical theory, and Andrew Feldmár, internationally renowned psychotherapist, elucidate psychoanalytic theories of Freud and how they have fed the inspiration and interest of the Surrealists.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 8:12 am

Revised September 7th, 2011 at 8:52 am

Talk: Diyan Achjadi & Mary Bryson at Vancouver Art Gallery

Diyan Achjadi is a visual artist whose ongoing animation series Girl explores identity formation and socialization. Mary Bryson, a scholar on critical studies of sexuality and gender, joins Achjadi in analyzing how women are represented in Surrealist works.

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 8:59 am

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:10 am

Talk: Edward Top & Tom Cone at Vancouver Art Gallery

Composed by Edward Top with libretto by Tom Cone, Love They Neighbour is an operatic oddity, featuring four voyeurs in Jerusalem spying on their neighbour. Performed by Siri Olesen, Melanie Adams, Joel Klein and CD Saint.

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 8:58 am

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:10 am

Talk: Gary Warren Hubbs at 221a

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:07 am

Talk: Gonzalo Lebrija at Vancouver Art Gallery

Gonzalo Lebrija addresses how his works use humour and absurdity to probe ideas of power and political structures.

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 8:57 am

Revised September 7th, 2011 at 9:02 am

Talk: Iain Baxter et al. at Artspeak

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:07 am

Talk: Jane Kenyon at Elliott Louis Gallery

New works by fibre artist Jane Kenyon using “thread painting” to recreate the macroscopic natural landscape through the microscopic perspective, from lichen on rocks to ethereal forests to distant fields at twilight.

Artist Talk: Saturday, October 22nd – 1:00 pm: there is no fee to attend

Posted by Mike Gobbi

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:08 am

Talk: Jason Bryden at Vancouver Art Gallery

Writer, actor and comedian Jason Bryden brings you The Surrealists, a short play featuring Dali, Man Ray and Breton. Sex, desire and a good dose of humor: the Surrealists would be proud.

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 8:55 am

Revised September 7th, 2011 at 9:00 am

Talk: Juan Gaitan, Candice Hopkins, Jan Verwoert at Artspeak

Artspeak and Fillip present Intangible Economies, a three-day forum that broadens the notion of economy beyond its financial dimension. Initiated by Fillip Associate Editor Antonia Hirsch, the Intangible Economies series focuses on the multifarious forms of exchange fuelled by affect and desire and speculatively investigates the fundamental role these affective transactions play in modes of representation and, accordingly, in cultural production.

Registration is required; see event page for details.

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Talk: Kyla Mallett and others at Access Gallery

Access Gallery invites you to an artist talk for Once it is a story it remains one or fades… with Kyla Mallett, Michael Markowsky, and Lyndl Hall.

Following the talk, we will join the artists for a drink and a meal at the Irish Heather GastroPub. Please RSVP for the dinner.

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:08 am

Talk: Lyle Wilson at Vancouver Art Gallery

Acclaimed Haisla artist Lyle Wilson and Jennifer Kramer, curator of Pacific Northwest at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, explore cognitive mapping, the Surrealists’ interest in Indigenous cultural materials and contemporary ideas on repatriation of cultural property.

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 8:56 am

Revised September 7th, 2011 at 9:01 am

Talk: Melanie Gilligan, Monika Szewczyk, Olaf Nicolai at Artspeak

Artspeak and Fillip present Intangible Economies, a three-day forum that broadens the notion of economy beyond its financial dimension. Initiated by Fillip Associate Editor Antonia Hirsch, the Intangible Economies series focuses on the multifarious forms of exchange fuelled by affect and desire and speculatively investigates the fundamental role these affective transactions play in modes of representation and, accordingly, in cultural production.

Registration is required; see event page for details.

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 22nd, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Talk: Rudolph Frieling at Western Front Gallery

Western Front Media Arts is pleased to present a talk by Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts at SFMOMA, and video art preservation expert. Frieling will join Western Front Executive Director Caitlin Jones in conversation about how video art is preserved and historicized.

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 1:00 am

Revised October 21st, 2011 at 10:08 am

Talk: Tom Forrestall at Elliott Louis Gallery

“Master Works” presents his prolific career beginning in the early 1960′s until today. The collection exhibits Forrestall’s signature style watercolour and egg tempera paintings.

Artist Talk: Saturday, September 17th – 1:00 pm: there is no fee to attend

Posted by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Revised August 24th, 2011 at 10:19 am

Talk: Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries at Audain Gallery

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES are the second artists to be hosted by the Audain Gallery Visual Artist-in-Residence Program. For the co-organized exhibitions with Centre A, THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS IN ART, a total of three new, commissioned works by YHCHI will be presented.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Revised August 23rd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Talk: Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries at Centre A

Centre A is pleased to present The International Artists in Residence Program and Exhibitions by Internationally renowned Seoul-based duo, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES. This project is co-organized with the Audain Galley at Simon Fraser University at Woodward’s. Three newly commissioned works by the artists will be presented in each gallery.

Contributed by Mike Gobbi

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Revised August 23rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

The Western Front

The Western Front Society is one of Canada’s first artist-run-centres. For over 30 years, it has developed an international reputation as a centre for experimental art practice and performance. Five programs focus on the production and presentation of exhibitions, performance art, new music, media art, and an arts magazine.

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

UNIT/PITT Projects

UNIT/PITT Projects (formerly the Helen Pitt Gallery) is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the promotion of experimental contemporary art that addresses social, political, cultural, and critical issues. It promotes and facilitates public dialogue concerning critical awareness, social consciousness, contemporary art practices and community.

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 8:41 pm