Hot Art Wet City on Main Street launched an exhibition that serves as a brilliant tribute to Canadian Environmentalist David Suzuki who is turning 79 this year.
V.I.A. visited the exhibition on the eve of the opening and discovered an impressive salon style hang of close to 50 artworks. Many of the exhibited artworks celebrate Suzuki’s activist role, whilst others present – as Hot Art Wet City says – the man, the myth and the legend.
The Capture Mini-Edition set is an excellent way for young art aficionados to start building their own contemporary collections. For those looking to support a local photography festival and to acquire some brilliant photographs, look no further, this mini collection is a fantastic introduction to Canadian Contemporary Photography.
Mini Edition Info, Images and Artist Bios:
Danny Singer, Trossachs, 2005/2014, 6.25” x 23”, archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist & Gallery Jones. Ed. Of 100
Composed of dozens of photographs digitally layered together into a single image, Danny Singer’s Trossachs depicts the southern Saskatchewan hamlet of Trossachs, population 42. Singer creates his works by moving his camera slowly down the main streets of prairie towns, taking photographs every few feet to develop a final, flat depiction of the entire street in extreme detail. His images are normally presented at a massive scale of six to nine feet wide, but for the Capture Mini Editions series, Trossachs has been shrunk to just under two feet.
This coming Friday, the 2015 UBC BFA/BA Visual Art Students are embarking on their fundraising campaign. Double Space is a collaboration with the students and the supportive faculty at UBC, funds raised from this venture will be put towards the exhibition costs for the year end exhibition in 2015.
DOUBLE SPACE FUNDRAISER
January 30th, 7-11pm at CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton Street
Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 at the door
The fundraiser will feature a silent auction of works by UBC’s students and faculty and includes works by: Marina Roy, Gareth James, Christine D’Onofrio, Dana Claxton, and more. An excellent opportunity to have a great night out and perhaps acquire a new work of art. There will be live music as well as a selection of raffle prizes.
Here is a sneak peak of a couple of works going up for auction.
Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP) is starting the new year with a bold new move.
Aballe is relocating WAAP to a larger exhibition space, one that is based a bit further east from its former Scotia St. location. WAAP will now be nestled into the the heart of East Van – shouting distance away from the myriad of industrial artist studio spaces like Parker Street Studios and the Mergatroid Building. Proximity to these spaces is but one factor that contributed to Aballe’s decision to move his project space.
VIA met up with Wil Aballe last week to catch a sneak preview of the inaugural exhibition at the new space and to find out what the new year has in store for WAAP. Aballe opened his project space in 2013, a decision that added curating, programming, editions and exhibiting to his interest in collecting contemporary art. From its inception, the gallery has maintained a strong interest in emerging Vancouver based art practices. Aballe plans to continue along a similar trajectory and focus, but has high hopes that his new space will allow for even more ambitious projects.
The Opening brings news from the west shore of Vancouver.
The Museum of West Vancouver has recently launched an exhibition by Kim Kennedy Austin featuring work that was made from 2002 up until the present. Entitled Industry, Charity, Faith, Hope, Austin’s exhibition turns the unsuspecting viewer into an ouroboros exploring the aforementioned themes on an endless repeat. It is incredibly hypnotic.
Through technique, style and colour the work activates the mind. Austin’s use of repetition in the work then lulls people into a meditative state, where viewers become open to new ideas. This outwards inwards rhythm culminates through the artist’s use of text throughout the exhibition. The viewer is driven into a state of self-reflexivity.