Installation

 Brit Bachmann

VIVO’s Tell-Tale Heart

VIVO’s Tell-Tale Heart

A preview of VIVO's On the Move installation July 26-31

Words by Brit Bachmann The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear. -Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks Vol.3 [1929-35] Last year VIVO placed an open call for On the Move, a final artist residency in their […]

 Mark Jacobs

Exuberant Hues: Ben Skinner Colours Back Gallery Project

Exuberant Hues: Ben Skinner Colours Back Gallery Project

Like many art galleries, Back Gallery Project has a generous display window at the front of the building. While not an unusual architectural feature, this window always seems a little special. It is a large, open portal on a particularly blank stretch of East Hastings, illuminating the otherwise forgettable streetscape in ways far more astonishing […]

 Justin Ramsey

Synthetic Synthesis

Synthetic Synthesis

Review: It’s Not You, It’s Me @ Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, B.C.) March 27 – April 9, 2014

Review by Justin and Dillon Ramsey Granville Island is a beautiful place; that’s hard to contest. But its beauty is an aesthetic of tensions: here, the natural and industrial converge upon one another in stark, yet strangely harmonious, juxtaposition. Walking from west to east en route to Emily Carr University of Art and Design, lush […]

 Kendra Archer

Neon Signs and Educational Toys

Neon Signs and Educational Toys

Contemporary Art Gallery brings international talents Tim Etchells and Fröbel Fröbeled to Vancouver

Photography by Kendra Archer A combined evening of two international artists at the Contemporary Art Gallery. Outside, Who Knows, new neon work by British artist Tim Etchells, as part of PuSH Festival, their artist in residence for 2014. As artistic director of theatre company Forced Entertainment, Etchells has “directed, written, and occasionally performed in, dozens […]

 Mark Jacobs

Diffractions of the Local: New work by Seven Vancouver-based, Latin American Artists

Diffractions of the Local: New work by Seven Vancouver-based, Latin American Artists

Disparate geographies and contemporary art in Vancouver at Back Gallery Project

Written by Mark Jacobs Photos courtesy Roman, Gabriela Aceves, and Back Gallery Project Diffractions of the Local is a new series of exhibitions at The Back Gallery Project, aiming to celebrate the diverse nonlocal origins of Vancouver’s contemporary art scene. Here’s what The Back Gallery Project has to say about the series: Diffractions of the […]

 Shalon WH

The Lesson – Witnesses: Art and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

The Lesson – Witnesses: Art and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

Exhibition at Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery continuing a process of healing and education through art

Words by Shalon W-H Images provided by Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery A witness is defined as one who sees or experiences an event or occurrence take place; one who makes testimony, who testifies, who attests the truth of. To be a witness is to state one’s belief in; give evidence, give proof. I […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Annie Briard’s Wanderings @ Black & Yellow

Annie Briard’s Wanderings @ Black & Yellow

Interactive animation captures the attention & the mobile phones of gallery goers young and old

Words & Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Video by Tara Flynn WANDERINGS: A big night in many ways: * Annie Briard‘s 1st solo show in Vancouver * Back Gallery Project‘s opening exhibition at their new location * Black & Yellow‘s 1st curated show at this new space There was a wonderfully large turnout for the opening […]

 Lucia Misch

LocoMotoArt @ Queen Elizabeth Park

LocoMotoArt @ Queen Elizabeth Park

Experiencing nature versus grace

Words by Lucia Misch Video by Leslie Kennah LocoMotoArt Collective’s show of “digital eco-art” in Queen Elizabeth Park began at 9pm on Sunday night, meaning that my bike ride from Commercial Drive to Vancouver’s most elevated—and perhaps most beautiful—spot occurred at the height of the evening’s glow. Turning my head toward downtown as I crossed Grandview […]

 Risa Yamaguchi

Whatever This Is It Won’t Last Long

Whatever This Is It Won’t Last Long

Space and object awareness @ UNIT/PITT Projects' new space

Words and Photos by Risa Yamaguchi  I went to the new space for UNIT/PITT Projects, 236 East Pender street, in Chinatown. I didn’t know they had moved; luckily, the new gallery is only a few blocks farther on the East side. Curated by Zebulon Zang, I was excited to see what was in store for Whatever […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Monomania II @ Trench

Monomania II @ Trench

Packed house for the opening night of the latest bi-annual exhibition of emerging local talent

On July 4th, 2013, Trench Contemporary Art Gallery held its opening reception for Monomania II: Vancouver Emerging. The exhibition featured over 20 professional Vancouver-based artists from a variety of practises and mediums, including a music/performance piece by Mike Bourscheid entitled “Introducing Myself To The Canada Geese” in which he played an odd bagpipe-like contraption. The […]