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  • 2011-09-21 09:42

    The BC Chapter of Architecture Canada has awarded Charles H. Scott Gallery curator, Greg Bellerby (73), with a 2011 Advocacy Award.

    These annual awards celebrate contributions made by architects, emerging practitioners and the general public in the advocacy of architecture in Metro Vancouver and BC. Greg has been a staunch advocate of buildings, cities and architecture. During his thirty years as a curator and gallery director he has organized well over a hundred exhibitions of Canadian and International artists, architects and designers and has written and published many catalogues on their work.

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  • 2011-09-19 09:55

    Sean Mills (10) exhibits at the Elissa Cristall Gallery in a solo show entitled Pure Feeling. The exhibition consists of a selection of paintings from an ongoing series of work which first began in 2008.

    Sean’s paintings have been described as process and time based, labour intensive, geometric, white monochrome grids. An understanding of light and it’s interaction with matter are important to how the work functions. The diffusion of light traveling through varying depths of a clear acrylic acts to control the tonality of equivalent white acrylic applications at differing levels within the painting’s surface.

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  • 2011-09-13 11:45

    Emily Carr is delighted to announce that the alumni/design/husband+wife team of Casey + Ray Hrynkow received Fellowship Status with the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) this spring. The awards were presented at the National AGM held in Banff, AB.

    Fellowship is awarded by the National Society to a professional graphic designer who, by accomplishment or influence, has made a major contribution to graphic design in Canada. It is the highest honour that can be bestowed by the Society and has only been granted to 64 other individuals since 1960. Casey is the 14th woman to receive the honour.

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  • 2011-09-13 11:45

    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 11:44

    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 11:44

    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 10:17

    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 16:05

    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 15:46

    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 13:55

    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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