Aaron Peck

“C.1983 Part II”

Presentation House Gallery

May 2012

It is surprising how fresh an exhibition of film and photography from 1980s Vancouver can feel. It is even more startling, however, that over the intervening decades, the social, political, and even, to a certain degree, artistic concerns … READ ON

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Damian Moppett

Rennie Collection

February 2012

Call it a hometown coup for Damian Moppett. In the fall of 2009, Bob Rennie, a Vancouver-based collector, real estate marketer, and chair of the North American acquisitions committee for the Tate, opened the eponymous Rennie Collection in … READ ON

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Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis talks about Black Mirror at the National Gallery

December 2011

Mark Lewis is a Canadian artist and filmmaker based in London. In 2009, he represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. Here he discusses the relationship the camera has to composition in his 2011 film Black Mirror at the National Gallery, … READ ON

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Stephen Prina

July 2011

There is no such thing as a bad translation—at least, not in the case of Stephen Prina. The complex yet playful references in his works, such as a retooling of Glenn Gould’s recording of Arnold Schönberg’s complete music for solo piano, can… READ ON

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Colter Jacobsen

Colter Jacobsen talks about his recent work

April 2011

Colter Jacobsen is a San Francisco–based artist. Last year he was awarded SF MoMA’s 2010 SECA Art Award. Here, Jacobsen discusses his installation Take a Deep Breath . . . Hold It . . . Hold It (The Vancouver Sun) for “11 Lights on the Bay,”… READ ON

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“The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea, Part I”

February 2011

Curated by Cate Rimmer, this exhibition charts the ways in which, to quote Herman Melville, “meditation and water are wedded together.” The first in a trilogy of programs at the gallery about the ocean, the show comprises two artworks that … READ ON

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Elizabeth McIntosh

December 2010

Elizabeth McIntosh’s paintings share an unexpected affinity with poetry. In poetics, a text is referred to as “open” when it is composed in such a way that one authoritative reading cannot hermeneutically “close” it. McIntosh’s latest … READ ON

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Stephen Waddell

November 2010

Stephen Waddell’s current exhibition, comprising seven pictures, examines the complexities of the photographic gaze. The most notable work, Wrestlers, 2010, presents an intricate series of sightlines. Measuring 96 by 119 inches, Wrestlers … READ ON

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Geoffrey Farmer

September 2010

Geoffrey Farmer’s yearlong project Every Letter in the Alphabet, 2009–10, examines two of his aesthetic preoccupations: language and performance. Farmer opened a storefront for the piece, which was commissioned by the city of Vancouver as … READ ON

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B. Wurtz

June 2010

The idea of shelter or cover has been a long-standing motif in B. Wurtz’s work, and so it seems only appropriate that his latest show has been installed in a gallery-cum–residential apartment. While the exhibition space––the bedroom––is modest… READ ON

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