Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Roselina Hung: pretty boys kill me
In pretty boys kill me, I address the subtle distinction between desire and obsession, with soft-featured young men serving as muse. Through my drawings, I continue to reference both public and personal histories.
Process and object are both important in this exhibition. At the outset, I was interested in whether my drawing capability and the quality of the work would suffer because of the intense repetition. The show’s ambiguous title, pretty boys kill me, gestures at the project’s and my own masochism. Having drawn about 300 faces, I injured my right hand and was unable to draw for several months. To be sure, pretty boys kill me speaks to the deleterious effect of obsessive desire. Love becomes an inoperable illness that cannot be removed without destroying the patient. The drawings touch equally, however, on the enabling aspect of obsession, its ability to focus the senses and intellect in pursuit of its object.
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Materially Speaking at the Richmond Art Gallery
Materially Speaking opens at Richmond Art Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 2-5pm
Artists’ Tour: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 2:00-2:45pm
April 14 – June 9, 2013
Materiality and craft methodologies feature prominently in the object-based works of Jen Aitken, Lou Lynn, Brendan Lee Satish Tang, and Julie York. Working in clay, paper, textiles (including non-woven vinyl), bronze and glass, the artists examine questions of labour, craft, skill and value while demonstrating how objects embody meaning and can speak to contemporary issues and narratives.
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Art in the Garden 2013
Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation
Art in the Garden
Our Art committee is busy planning the next Art in the Garden party for Sunday, June 9th in the Louis Brier Home & Hospital’s Shalom Garden. Last year’s event was a great success, and the creatively painted and decorated galvanized watering cans received rave reviews. Due to their popularity, the committee would like to feature them again this year. If you would like to be included as one of the artists participating in the event, please email the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our office at 604-261-5550 if you are willing to help us or know someone who can participate.
The watering cans are in our storage now, ready for pick up. Let’s make this year even more exciting than the last!
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013
“Melt” Winter Group Show at Art Beatus
Melt Winter Group Exhibition
Janice Wong, June Yun, Li Zhong Xiang, Shyh-Charng Lo, Yuichi Takasaka
January 18, 2013 – March 15, 2013
SPECIAL EVENT Fri, February 8 , 3pm-6pm
Janice Wong, June Yun, and Shyh-Charng Lo will be in attendance
Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd is pleased to present “Melt”, our winter group exhibition for 2013. This special selection of works, speaks of themes of winter, peacefulness, and joy. Warm up with sumi-ink paintings by Janice Wong, oil paintings on canvas by June Yun, watercolour woodblock prints by Li Zhong Xiang, photography and video by Yuichi Takasaka, and oil paintings on canvas by Shyh-Charng Lo.
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2013
Sean Weisgerber: After I Shed My Skin
Wil Aballe Art Projects presents
Sean Weisgerber: After I Shed My Skin
January 17, 2013 – March 9, 2013
Opening: Thursday,January 17th. 7-9:30 p.m. The artist will be in attendance.
Wil Aballe Art Projects is proud to present a solo exhibition of current work by Saskatoon-based artist Sean Weisgerber. Since graduating from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2009, Weisgerber has produced a body of work in which specific modalities of abstract painting have articulated a singular fascination with the relationship between colour, form, material and perception. Typically, his paintings have been defined by opaque colours bounded by hard edges – an uncanny painterly dialect wherein human touch is modulated by a sense of the mechanical.
This exhibition sees Weisgerber’s works move away from precision execution, and the subject matter of abstraction and perception, with the mechanical appearing less in the character of the objects presented than in the process of their making.
In 2010 Sean Weisgerber founded 304 Days, an independently funded artist-run gallery in Vancouver. This temporary space showcased 30 artists over 13 exhibitions. Currently based in Saskatoon, his work has been shown recently at 330-G (Saskatoon) and Cooper Cole Gallery (Toronto).
CASV Board Member launches WAAP art gallery
Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP) is a new Vancouver-based commercial gallery, conceived to be both a private and public art experience. WAAP will showcase about a half dozen contemporary art exhibitions annually. As time passes, exhibition locations may vary depending on art being exhibited and availability of local space, in the true spirit of pop-up spaces.
The gallery is also dedicated to fostering a new generation of young collectors in Vancouver, primarily through publishing affordable editions by critically acclaimed artists. An oil on mineral paper painting edition by Weisgerber will be launched as WAAP Edition #1 in conjunction with the exhibition.
The future is already here
The future is already here: Alex McLeod and Brendan Tang, curated by Rachel Lafo for the Surrey Art Gallery, features a new collaborative work by the artist as well as their individual artwork. All are invited to Rachel Lafo’s conversation with the artists at 6:30pm, Saturday, January 19, preceding the opening reception. Rachel will lead a tour of the exhibition on Saturday, February 2, at 3 pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 24, 2013.
Also opening on January 19 at OBORO artist-run centre in Montreal is Rachel Lafo’s guest curated exhibition, Dave Eppley: Oil Stains, on view through February 16, 2013.
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
FIT Goethe-Institut Presents Jonathan Syme
Monument to The Dry Exchange utilizes the shipping container as the site for alteration, transformation and intervention. The shipping container is a symbol of commerce and international trade, aiding directly in the production of great wealth, and designed to be filled with valuable goods to be shipped from port to port. Usually regarded as a humble laborer, the container has been transformed, dressed a rich and luxurious new skin.
For additional viewing please email email@example.com to make an appointment.
Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Odd Occurrences: Narrative in the Art of Kristin Bjornerud, Tamara Bond, Tomoyo Ihaya and Carrie Walker, guest curated by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, CASV Board President, continues at the Seymour Art Gallery until October 14.
Seymour Art Gallery
4360 Gallant Avenue
North Vancouver, BC
Brendan Tang: “Manga Ormolu”
Congratulations to Brendan Tang, CASV featured speaker, who just won the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award at the Gardiner Museum.
His new exhibition, Brendan Tang: Manga Ormolu will be at Gallery Jones, October 4 – 27, 2012.
Opening reception: Thursday, October 4, 6 – 9pm
1725 West 3rd Avenue
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Nathan Coley’s Kosovan sculpture
Artist Nathan Coley has installed his latest work in a patch of dusty scrubland in Kosovo’s capital. The fledgling country’s young leaders tell The Guardian journalist Charlotte Higgins why they don’t want to give it back
CASV Members will have a chance to hear Turner Prize Finalist Nathan Coley talk about his work, Wednesday November 21st 2012 at the Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver.
Haunch of Venison: A Place Beyond Belief (film)
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012
JOHN ARMLEDER AND ECART
The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present John Armleder and Ecart. The exhibition focuses on Swiss artist John Armleder’s early Fluxus-related works with Ecart, a group Armleder founded with Patrick Lucchini and Claude Rychner in Geneva in the late 1960s.
Exhibition curated by Lionel Bovier
Opening Reception: Saturday September 15, 2012 at 2:00pm
Artist Talk/Performance: Saturday September 15, 2012 at 4:00pm in the Emily Carr University Theatre (Room SB301)
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
CASV Member, Holly Armishaw: MIRROR MIRROR
MIRROR MIRROR: a juried exhibition of self-portraits
Surrey Art Gallery
August 18 to November 18, 2012
Opening Reception: September 15, 2012
This juried exhibition presents contemporary interpretations on the idea and possibility of the self-portrait in relation to current themes in art practices. Thirty artists from across Metro Vancouver explore personal stories and societal concerns, through works ranging from conceptual to very intimate. Organized by the Arts Council of Surrey.
*Surrey Art Gallery is located in the Surrey Arts Centre
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012
TO | FROM BC ELECTRIC RAILWAY: 100 Years
Raymond Boisjoly, Stan Douglas, Ali Kazim, Vanessa Kwan, Evan Lee, Cindy Mochizuki
September 15 – November 10, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 2012, 8-10pm
Co-curators: Makiko Hara and Annabel Vaughan
Centre A is pleased to present TO|FROM BC ELECTRIC RAILWAY: 100 YEARS, a group exhibition celebrating the historic BC Electric Railway (BCER) building’s centennial anniversary, the current home of Centre A.
Sitting below the six-story Second Empire Renaissance styled building, the early 1900s saw the BCER terminal blossom into a bustling interurban railway station. Addressing the building’s importance to the collective memory of Vancouver, six contemporary artists will draw on the site and the neighborhood’s expansive history to consider the building’s significance as a cosmopolitan centre for new immigrants.
Posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Katie Lyle, CASV board member, RBC painting competition finalist
Congratulations to Katie Lyle, just named one of the 15 finalists for the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
Established in 1999, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, the prize recognizes emerging artists who are in the first five years of their artistic careers, and awards $25,000 to the winner and $15,000 apiece to two runners up.
Katie first became involved with the CASV as an intern, and then joined the board as Secretary in 2010, ending her term this May to dedicate more time to her art. Katie’s 2011 piece, White Night, and 14 other final works will be on exhibit at the Power Plant in Toronto, will join RBC’s Canadian art collection, which currently holds more than 4,000 works, and are currently online at rbc.com/paintingcompetition.
The 2012 winner and honourable mentions will be announced in Toronto on November 29.
Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012
CASV member, Sean Mills, wins Arts Council of Surrey competition
Sean Mills was awarded 1st Place in the category of ‘Painting – Works on Canvas’ for Arts 2012, the 28th annual juried exhibition presented by the Arts Council of Surrey and Surrey Art Gallery. ARTS 2012 features more than 50 works by artists from Surrey and the surrounding region. Traditional imagery is juxtaposed with contemporary and experimental works including painting, glasswork, sculpture, photography, and fibre arts. The exhibition is on display at the Surrey Art Gallery until August 18th, 2012.
Sean Mills, Merrell Gerber, & Christopher Donnelly
Slippage: the difference between the expected and the actual, runs until July 14th, 2012. This dynamic and contemplative exhibition plays with the space between truth and illusion, the liminal space, the in-between knowing and seeing.
CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3 . http://nvartscouncil.ca/exhibitions/cityscape-community-art-space.
Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012
Michelle Allard & Khan Lee | SFU Gallery, Burnaby
Michelle Allard & Khan Lee: Circulation Patterns opens at SFU Gallery, Burnaby on Saturday, March 4, 3- 5pm/
Curated by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo.
Artists conversation with the curator, Tuesday, March 20, 7pm, SFU downtown, 515 W. Hastings St, Room 7000.
Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012
Christian Nicolay and Ya-chu Kag at Elliott Louis Gallery
Portable Walls a collaborative exhibition of new work by Christian Nicolay and Ya-chu Kang exploring contemporary narratives of safety and identity, man and women, East and West, in a post 9-11 age where it seems more rules, regulations and checks on our privacy continue to grow and change. The artists talk will be held on Saturday, March 24th at 1pm.
Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011
Corin Sworn’s exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery runs from Nov 17th till January 15th. Don’t miss it!
Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Danny Singer Exhibition at Seymour Art Gallery from October 18 – November 27. Organized by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, and showcasing a new photographic installation by Danny Singer. Seymour Art Gallery is located at 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver.
Opening reception: Tuesday, October 18, 7-9 pm.
Artist’s Talk – Sunday, October 30, 2 pm
Curator’s Talk – Sunday, November 13, 2 pm.
Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2011
Joe Coffey and Suzanne Northcott
An exhibition by Sean Mills at Elissa Cristall gallery running from September 22 – October 22, 2011. The reception will be on September 22 from 6 till 8pm.
Sean Mills graduated from Emily Carr University in 2010. The work for his undergraduate exhibition took more than 500 hours over a period of six months to paint. The painting is a grid composed of 3422 titanium white acrylic squares.
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Andrew Dadson wins The Brink
Andrew Dadson is the recipient of The Brink award for 2011. The Brink is a biennial award granted to an early-career artist working in Washington, Oregon, or British Columbia whose work shows artistic promise and who appears to be on “the brink” of a promising career. Dadson will receive a prize of $12,500 and be given a solo exhibition at the Henry. A work of his art will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.
Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011
An Artist Takes Role of China’s Conscience
Check out this article from The New York Times about the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The documentry Ai Weiwei: Sunflower Seeds will be screened that this month’s Gallery Hop in Vancouver on April 30th. .
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
It Knows Not What It Is
Ron Tran’s solo exhibition at the Charles H. Scott Gallery at Emily Carr. The show runs until April 17th
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
ORBICULUS at 304 days
Check out ORBICULUS the new exhibition at 304 days, with works by Andrew Dadson and Jonathan Syme. We have a studio visit coming up with Dadson in May.
Posted: Sunday, February 6, 2011
Conversations: Eli Bornowsky and Elizabeth McIntosh
Two new videos to check out. McIntosh and Bornowsky discuss painting and their recent exhibitions at the CAG and the Front.
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011
Brad Phillips at CSA
Brad Phillips exhibition at CSA Space curated by Stephen Tong, runs from February 11th till the 20th. Opening: Friday February 11th at 7pm
Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011
Neil Campbell is part of the group exhibition Faces, currently on at the Belkin Gallery
Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011
News Victoria Trip
Check out the photos Artsy Dartsy posted from our Institutional tour of Victoria.