Installation

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview with Video & Performance Artist Lauren Marsden

Interview with Video & Performance Artist Lauren Marsden

An in-studio interview and on-site location visit reveal the history of Marsden's artistic practice and hint at where she's going next

Interview by Celesse McCarthy Videography by Sheng Ho Editing and post production by Ash Tanasiychuk Special thanks to Lauren Marsden for sharing her time with us.   In studio interview: VANDOCUMENT talks to video and performance artist Lauren Marsden Video and performance artist Lauren Marsden invites VANDOCUMENT to her studio to talk about the evolution […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Art Bar at On Main Gallery

Art Bar at On Main Gallery

Extensive mitosis and tessellation erupt into amoebic bear hugs

Words by Alicia McLean Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk “I wanted to create something that is as easy to ignore as it is to notice,” Patrick McManus explained to to me as we sat in the temporary side-walk-cum-lobby of the On Main Gallery. Dressed all in black, his patterned white collar conjures the impression of a […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

First Thursday Vancouver + Art Waste 2013

First Thursday Vancouver + Art Waste 2013

Two massive art events collide and explode the already busiest night of the week for Vancouver's visual arts exhibitions

The First Thursday Vancouver Art Walk and Art Waste collided in early June. The fourth day of the work week is traditionally THE night of the week to check out new art in the city – this is when most galleries launch their opening receptions. Chris Bentzen of Hot Art Wet City knows this; he […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Background / ThisPlace Artists’ Talk

Background / ThisPlace Artists’ Talk

Artists Emilio Rojas, Igor Santizo, and Guadalupe Martinez close out the series of events that accompany Background / This Place at grunt with an artist talk and potluck

Following the official opening on May 10 2013, as well as various talks and walks to accompany the exhibition, artists Emilio Rojas, Guadalupe Martinez, and Igor Santizo held a talk/panel/Q&A on a Saturday afternoon at grunt gallery. This talk gave the audience an opportunity to hear about, ask about, and begin to understand the density […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Finding Our Place In Time: Background / ThisPlace at Grunt Gallery

Finding Our Place In Time: Background / ThisPlace at Grunt Gallery

A retrospective project spans 40 years to achieve collaborative success on a grand scale

Maps at a massive scale, this show needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Referencing the 1972 ‘Background / Vancouver’ work by Michael de Courcy (with Taki Bluesinger, Gerry Gilbert, and Glenn Lewis), three artists (Emilio Rojas, Guadalupe Martinez, and Igor Santizo) have revisited this conceptual project. It’s gorgeous, it’s intriguing, and there are […]

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