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James Lindfield Memorial

Posted: Mon, 2014-07-07 13:10

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of James Lindfield on June 21st, from pneumonia. James will be remembered as a devoted father, passionate teacher, committed artist, and as a perceptive and loving husband, brother, uncle and friend.

We are stunned to have lost such a valuable member of our community, and our thoughts and best wishes are with his wife Sheila and son Jacob during this tragic time.

Hélène Day Fraser + Keith Doyle Awarded $185K SSHRC Grant

Posted: Fri, 2014-06-27 12:45

cloTHING(s) as conversation is an interdisciplinary research initiative founded by Associate Professor Hélène Day Fraser (MAA '08) and co-investigator Keith Doyle, Adjunct Research Associate.

Patricia Huijnen + Andres Wanner invited to present at the xCoAx Conference

Andres Wanner | The Robot Quartet, 2012
Posted: Thu, 2014-06-26 15:45

Patricia Huijnen (MAA '12) and Andres Wanner (MAA '13) present at the xCoAx conference on Computation Communication Aesthetics and X in Porto, Portugal.

Andres Wanner is presenting his works The Mixer, The Opener, and The Ventilator from the Machinic Trajectories series and a paper, Mechanical Drawing Machines and the Glitch — Visualizing Technology Through Its Failures.

Patricia Huijnen is presenting peristaltic tubes, a work that builds on her graduate work at Emily Carr,  and a paper in collaboration with Andres Wanner, Simulation of Patterns on Circular Knitted Tubes.

Amanda Arcuri + Britta Fluevog | Neither/Nor

Posted: Thu, 2014-06-26 14:28

MAA candidates Amanda Arcuri and Britta Fluevog are featured in a group exhibition, Neither/Nor, at Ayden Gallery.

Neither/Nor is an exciting exhibition, as the Gallery temporarily departs from its focus on contemporary painters, to showcase the multidisciplinary diversity of some of Vancouver's most original and innovative artists. Featuring painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, textiles, installation, and performance works.

Ayden Gallery
July 5 - 26, 2014
Opening reception | Friday, July 4, 7-11pm

Geoffrey Farmer | Every day needs an urgent whistle blown into it

Posted: Thu, 2014-06-26 11:49

As part of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize, Geoffrey Farmer ('92) will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), July 5 - September 7, 2014.

Colleen Heslin | Outcasts and Shady Trees

Colleen Heslin, Marigold, 2014, dye on cotton
Posted: Wed, 2014-06-25 15:56

Challenging traditional conventions in painting has established Colleen Heslin as an emerging leader in contemporary Canadian art. Known for her innovative textile-based methods, Heslin develops textures with ink and dye on second-hand fabrics, which upon inspection reveal themselves as collage-based, process-formed trompe l’oeil.

A 2003 graduate of Emily Carr, Heslin won the 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Colleen Heslin: Outcasts and Shady Trees
At Monte Clark Gallery through July 5

Associate Professor Paul Mathieu's Latest Show at the Gardiner

Bowl by Paul Mathieu
Posted: Wed, 2014-06-25 15:55

See Ceramic Artist and Associate Professor Paul Mathieu's latest show at the Gardiner, on this summer in Toronto through September 1, 2014.

"Camp Fires reveals the concept of "Camp" in the work of three important Francophone Canadian ceramic artists: Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette. Camp Fires is an often sensual encounter of these artists' powerful body of work, one that addresses subversive ideas about queer identity through clay."

Jason DaSilva's When I Walk Premieres on PBS, June 23, 2014

Jason DaSilva, Filmmaker + Activist
Posted: Mon, 2014-06-23 14:03

Jason DaSilva's bio-pic, When I Walk,  makes its PBS premiere tonight, June 23!

Boisjoly, Golkar and Schmidt Featured in 2014 Biennale de Montréal

Babak Golkar | Time to Let Go 2014, installation view
Posted: Wed, 2014-06-18 15:05

The 2014 Biennale de Montréal will feature 50 artists and collectives from 22 countries including alumni Raymond Boisjoly ('06), Babak Golkar ('03), and Kevin Schmidt ('97).

Douglas Coupland | everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

Douglas Coupland
Posted: Wed, 2014-06-18 12:17

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything is the first major museum exhibition of the artist’s work and will be presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from May 31 – September 1, 2014. Deftly capturing the spirit of the age—or, as the artist refers to it, “the 21st century condition”—Douglas Coupland’s ideas are often encountered on the written page. But the themes he explores in his writing have appeared in his artwork as early as the 1980s when he was a student at the Emily Carr College of Art & Design, (Class of '84).

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