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  • 2011-09-13 10:45

    Catriona Jeffries Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Ron Terada’s (’91) new series of paintings, Jack.

    Initiated in 2009 while on residency at the Banff Centre, Terada began the project of painting the six specific chapters from the book Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia that had been written by the American artist Jack Goldstein, before his untimely suicide in 2003.  The book chronicles Goldstein’s life as an artist while at the same time charting the emergence of artists from CalArts in the 70s, and their migration to New York and the subsequent failures and successes of artists from the period.

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  • 2011-09-13 10:44

    The Gam Galley presents Marina Glynn's ('11) first solo exhibition as part of Swarm 12.

    Glynn’s sculptural works are a unique example of skill and craft that challenges the properties of sculpture. The hot-rolled method of working steel allows Glynn to intentionally counteract the material’s solidity by embedding hollowed-out forms in the larger structure, thereby exposing the sculpture’s interior. A shifting play of presence and absence, strength and grace reflects Glynn’s creative relationship with steel, which stems from an artisanal or tradesman-like capability of the hands.

    For this exhibition, a selection of Glynn’s studies on paper have been included to elaborate on the artist’s working process.

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  • 2011-09-13 10:44

    Longing is an installation of innovative, new work by Vancouver-based artist Sonny Assu ('02) composed of sculptures and photographs. The sculptures are found objects now displayed conceptually as “masks.” As found objects they provide the core focus of the investigation undertaken by the artist. Within this context, found is juxtaposed to lost, or an art and culture altered or displaced by conditions of colonialism and European settlement. The artist uses longing to suggest a history reexamined and reclaimed.

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  • 2011-09-13 09:17

    Emily Carr is proud to announce that Rebecca Brewer (07), Jessica Groome (07), Daniel Hutchinson (04), and Deirdre McAdams (08) have been selected as finalists for the 13th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

    Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation, is a unique inititative to help nuture and support promising new artists in the early stages of their careers.

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  • 2011-09-12 15:05

    The Gardiner Museum is pleased to announce the inaugural $10,000 RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award. A panel of experts nominated sessional faculty member Eliza Au, Jeremy Hatch (00) and Alwyn O’Brien (05) as well as two other young artists.

    This award provides each artist with the opportunity to showcase new work created specifically for the competition and is currently on display at the Gardiner Museum.

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  • 2011-09-12 14:46

    The Writing Lesson is an exhibition by Raymond Boisjoly (06) 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.

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  • 2011-09-12 12:55

    Equinox Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by Gordon Smith (46).

      "...Gordon Smith's current practice, which revels in the transformation of memory and vision into concrete objects, puts a positive and dialectical spin on our interior and exterior relationship to the world. Rather than view these works as black or white, we need to understand how much the two bodies of work depend on each other. It is only by seeing how colourful and steeped in memory his black paintings are and how entangled and twisted his white paintings can be that Smith's project comes into full focus as a critically engaged modernist practice."

    - from "Black and White" by Patrik Andersson, 2011

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  • 2011-09-12 11:49

    The Craft Council of BC (CCBC) hosts a themed party celebrating the cultural contributions of craft during the Prohibition Era by showcasing the work of local artists including 2011 Emily Carr alumni Kelly Austin, Ben McLaughlin, Bethany Scott and Tamara Skubovious.

    The event will also feature catering, prohibition era refreshments, live music and a raffle. Proceeds from the event which will directly support the CCBC artist education programs around the Province throughout the coming year.

    Craft Council of BC
    Sunday, September 18 | 2pm

  • 2011-09-08 15:13

    On Main presents VANCOUVER/VANCOUVER, an inaugural exhibition and celebration of Vancouver art and artists featuring works from the collection of Rick Erickson and curated by Michael Turner (Sessional Faculty).

    On Main kicks off the new Gallery 1965 with VANCOUVER/VANCOUVER. This two-part salon-style exhibition features the work of 66 artists - including many alumnae and faculty - collected over the last 30 years.

    Featured alumni include:

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  • 2011-09-08 13:31

    Krista Jahnke ('09) has been invited to participate in New Biology, Moore Gallery's first Artist Invitational.The exhibition showcases work from ten emerging artists from across Canada with special guest, Harold Feist.

    Jahnke is a photographer and multi-disciplinary designer based in Vancouver. Much of her practice is informed by her interests in modern ideologies in art and design, and the trivialities of everyday life. With an interest in the histories, functions and psychologies behind place and popular commodities, her photographs depict overlooked landscapes and objects. A consistent link throughout Jahnke's work is the exploration of consumerism and the power of representation.

    Curated by Michael Adams.

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