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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.

  • 2011-09-12 14:06

    Presented as part of the Canadian Art Gallery Hop, Associate Professor Ben Reeves uses images derived from the Internet or from his own photographs, and dissembles these into a pattern of brushstrokes for this current exhibit.

  • 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

  • 2011-09-12 12:49

    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 16:13

    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:

  • 2011-09-08 14:31

    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.

  • 2011-09-08 14:31

    grunt gallery is pleased to present Rebecca Chaperon’s latest suite of paintings, entitled Like a Great Black Fire. In this series, an elongated and detailed landscape stretches across canvases populated by foreboding, black, geometric forms and meticulously rendered figures. Her current paintings portray the narrative of a female protagonist within a surreal landscape. Chaperon’s subject matter ranges from ethereal and dream-like to darkly humorous; she often deals with the feminine perspective from an autobiographical point of view.

    Chaperon graduated from Emily Carr in 2002.

  • 2011-09-08 09:13

    Burnaby Art Gallery presents Chance Operations², an exhibition of recent collaborative drawings, prints and collages by Associate Professor Rodney Konopaki and alumna Rhonda Neufeld (‘79). The two have worked together since 2007 exploring the act and meaning of collaborative art making through projects which involve sharing, interfering, walking, observing, recording, reflection and dialogue. 

  • 2011-09-07 08:47

    Are you an artist, a revolutionary, an owner? Questions of ownership permeate our culture – sample a sound, claim the East Van sign, remix a logo… Whether you’re an artist playing with images or sound, a coder or an activist, at some point you’ve probably asked yourself whether what you are doing is legal.

    The Artists’ Legal Outreach (ALO) in association with New Forms Festival 2011 and W2 Community Media Arts presents Art, Revolution and Ownership, a multidisciplinary exploration of the ideas that inform art and the law. The performances, exhibitions and conversations explore the idea of the public domain, copyright and cultural consumption.

  • 2011-09-06 12:08

    CSA Space presents Awake in Mt. Pleasant, an exhibition by Associate Professor Arni Haraldsson.

    Since the eighties Arni Haraldsson has amassed a vast collection of found imagery from various religious publications such as Awake! and Plain Truth that were made available to him while strolling in his neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant. Haraldsson clipped the photographic images from these publications and assorted them into various categories ... Awake in Mt. Pleasant can be seen as an unorthodox portrait of the artist's neighbourhood. Guest curated by Alex Pensato.

    CSA Space
    September 9 - October 9, 2011
    Opening Reception | Friday, September 9, 6-9pm

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