Category Archive: Featured

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An Interview with Jason McLean

Posted on November 6th, 2012

Jason McLean’s diverse practice includes sculpture, sound works, zines, book works, mixed-media installations, correspondence art, puppets and performance but he is probably best known for his complex, diaristic and surreal drawings. He says his work “taps into the world of my mind” and across a variety of media he creates a web of tangential messages … (More →)

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Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism

Posted on November 6th, 2012

It’s always rewarding when a publication stands on its own two feet, complementary to but independent from any exhibition related to it. Such is the case with Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism which was recently published to coincide with the photographer’s current solo exhibition at the West Vancouver Museum. With great sensitivity to … (More →)

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Myfanwy MacLeod: Dorothy

Posted on October 30th, 2012

Like a person explaining a joke, the person describing a work of art seeks to bring posthumous life to something meant to perform in real time. This similarity is amplified in writing about Myfawnwy MacLeod’s artwork, because it is often funny. But why would anybody put themselves in the unenviable position of having to explain … (More →)

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Joan’s on Third

Posted on October 30th, 2012

Although we love to travel, going away for an extended trip can be tiresome on the food front since dining out for three meals a day, day after day, can leave you feeling heavy and longing for a simple, home-cooked meal. That’s why on our recent trip to Los Angeles we were thrilled to discover … (More →)

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A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Posted on October 30th, 2012

Literary juggernaut Dave Eggers has transformed the American publishing world since he burst onto the scene with his groundbreaking memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius in 2000 which through its self-referentiality and stylistic innovations became a benchmark for postmodern pastiche. He has published six books since, while acting as the founder and editor of … (More →)

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Contemporary Art Gallery Auction

Posted on October 23rd, 2012

The Contemporary Art Gallery has been an important presence in Vancouver’s art community since its inception in 1971. We’ve consistently enjoyed its excellent programming that has boasted solo exhibitions by internationally acclaimed artists including Stan Douglas, Hans-Peter Feldmann and Tim Gardner, as well as thoughtfully-curated and dialogue-provoking group shows. On Saturday November 3, the CAG … (More →)

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Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs, 1964–2009

Posted on October 23rd, 2012

Now seventy-five, reclusive photographer Robert Adams currently has a touring retrospective exhibition on view with eight venues, a testament to his importance internationally. We were lucky enough to see Robert Adams: The Place We Live at its inaugural presentation at the Vancouver Art Gallery and this is the show’s last week at the Yale University … (More →)

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Top 5 Soul Albums

Posted on October 23rd, 2012

The Impressions – Keep on Pushing (1964)

This Curtis Mayfield led group delivers a stone cold classic in the early Sixties at the time of Motown girl groups and bubble gum pop. The subtle ease of the harmonies on the love songs such as ‘Talkin’ About My Baby’ and the sublime integration of inspirational gospel … (More →)