Aaron Peck

Stanley Brouwn

December 2017

Of nine works in this exhibition, two came from Stanley Brouwn’s “This Way Brouwn” series from the early 1960s. In these legendary pieces, he asked passersby to give directions to specific locations and encouraged them to draw him maps. The… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2017 [TOC]

Studio For Propositional Cinema

December 2016

At an exhibition with a number of works claiming to respond to the paintings of Édouard Manet, you might expect to see, at the very least, pictures. Instead, “(TO THE SPECTATOR:),” staged by the anonymous collective Studio for Propositional… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Katherine Bernhardt

September 2016

Katherine Bernhardt’s images—of running shoes, cigarettes, and Pac-Man—are messy; her large-scale spray-paint-and-acrylic canvases feature graffiti, cartoon characters, and emoji. What makes her works more than just decorative is that they … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Owen Kydd

January 2016

At what point does a picture cease to be one? Owen Kydd previously pondered this question through works he describes as durational photographs, which utilize extended single-shot video recordings to present static pictures of unmoving objects.… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

Rochelle Goldberg

March 2015

Ceramic forms that resemble excrement and snakeskin, fiber-optic cables drenched in resin, deflated pleather cushions—Rochelle Goldberg’s sculptures beckon like abject sirens, compelling the viewer to touch them. Lust, which appeared as a … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Roy Arden

February 2014

Black light was one of five different light sources used in Roy Arden’s recent exhibition at CSA Space—an arrangement of miniature sculptures, readymades, and collages, the central component of which was a long table cluttered with items and… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Felix Schramm

October 2013

To encounter the new work of Felix Schramm is to go down the rabbit hole. His latest exhibition, “Accumulation,” consisted of three sculptures and a number of photocollages, all of which destabilize the relationship between viewer and sculpture… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2013 [TOC]

“After Finitude”

Or Gallery

March 2013

Artist Eli Bornowksy, who curated “After Finitude,” claimed that he approached the exhibition in the same way he would paint a picture. As a result, the viewer can consider the work of all four artists separately or as part of a larger … READ ON


Ian Wallace

February 2013

FOR TWO WEEKS IN APRIL 1983, Ian Wallace sat at a desk reading Kierkegaard’s On the Concept of Irony at Vancouver’s Or Gallery from midnight until 1 AM. The front door was locked, but Wallace was visible through the storefront window to … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2013 [TOC]

Rodney Graham

Vancouver Art Gallery

August 2012

It is easy to forget how smart Rodney Graham’s work is—in part because of its almost delightfully stupid humor—but, in fact, the majority of it slyly examines his métier. Take, for example, The Green Cinematograph Programme 1: pipe smoker … READ ON