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  • 2011-01-26 12:44

    Emily Carr University of Art + Design alumni, faculty and an honorary doctorate recipient, are included in the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibit, Unreal.

    Drawn primarily from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection with a few select loans, Unreal presents work by artists who explore beyond the realm of what is considered real. Using inventive processes and unusual materials, they aim to unhinge us from our typical views of the world and open our eyes to the marvelous, the fantastical, the weird and even the monstrous.

  • 2011-01-17 16:36

    Etienne Zack (00) is involved in three exhibitions in early 2011, including an exhibit of his first large bronze sculpture. He will also be participating in a four month residency and group exhibition at the The Model in Sligo, Ireland, in summer 2011.

    Etienne’s work is collected in the United States, Europe and extensively throughout Canada. His work is in the collections of public institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec and Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal as well as in numerous private and corporate collections. He is represented by Equinox Gallery in Vancouver and Art45 in Montréal.

  • 2011-01-14 12:23

    Sonny Assu (02) and Mo Salemy (95) are speakers for Sound of Conversation, an eclectic evening of conversation with cultural workers from a variety of backgrounds sharing intriguing stories from their careers, and exploring encounters they have experienced within institutions and their systems, processes and frameworks.

  • 2011-01-11 10:22

    Lucky’s Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition, Forecast Situation, by Vancouver artist Patrick Cruz ('10).

  • 2011-01-05 10:32

    Centre A is pleased to present i can see your underwear; a new site-specific installation by Vancouver based artists Natalie Purschwitz (01) and Kelly Lycan. Focusing on a ubiquitous but ideologically charged material—plastic—the artists will examine the relationship between material culture and mythology. During a three-month production residency, the artists have accumulated and arranged a vast array of plastic materials that are being re-activated as installations.

  • 2011-01-04 16:07

    For the series In ConversationKevin Hubbard (10) undertakes a formal discussion with artistic notions seemingly "lost" to the past in order to determine their contemporary and future importance. Employing art-historical and corporate iconography, as well as recurring motifs particular to his practice, the works investigate the purpose, personas, and places of artistic production and how they are transmuted through time.

  • 2011-01-04 12:10

    Nora Curiston (07) created a permanent outdoor sculpture entitled Tied Down Rock at the Wells Arts Festival in Wells, BC during the summer of 2010. As well, Nora held a solo exhibition at Langham Gallery in Kaslo, BC, entitled Colour. Light. in November and December 2010.

    Slideshows of Tied Down Rock and Colour. Light. can be seen at Nora was also featured in the winter issue of Route 3, a lifestyles magazine serving communities along Highway 3 in the BC Southern Interior and the Kootenays.

  • 2011-01-04 11:09

    Yu-Hang Huang (06) creates errant spaces. She embodies the architectures associated with the “national,” the “monumental” and the “sentimental” and takes them out for a walk. De-territorialized in space, she subverts the notion that identity and territory can be adequately entangled in a politics of belonging that creates an entity called “home.” Rather, what is suggested is that a historical amnesia exists that is inconsistent with the narrative of the imaginary nation that is bordered and contained.

    Yu-Hang’s show provokes a different kind of image, one that exists alongside the imaginary narrative of the nation, but that counter-acts its determinable historicity. These are narratives that are out of step with time, and not always of the same place.

  • 2010-12-21 11:03

    Pierre Leichner’s (07) Concordia University MFA show and defense was held November 19, 2010, in Montreal at the Hopital Louis H Lafontaine via a series of installations with altered books and paper cast objects titled Le DSM – IV, Rerevisé et Autres Livres Détournés (DSM : Manuel Diagnostique et Statistique des Troubles Mentaux).

    This has led to Pierre being offered the first artiste en residence in the Départment of Psychiatrie of the Université de Montréal and a presentation at the upcoming conference on Arts and Society in Berlin.

    Congratulations, Pierre.

  • 2010-12-03 10:38

    Congratulations to Eric Deis (99), whose photograph, Hipsters and Drug Dealer has been acquired by the Vancouver Art Gallery for their permanent collection.

    You can view more of Eric's work on his website.

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