Category Archive: Featured

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Hauser & Wirth: 20 Years

Posted on July 30th, 2013

While convention dictates that the art museum is the appropriate context in which to mount important and critical exhibitions that contextualize both contemporary and historical art, over the past few decades commercial galleries have begun to blur the divide between business enterprise and scholarly investigation. In fact, some of the most compelling and ambitious exhibitions … (More →)

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Khan Lee: Hearts and Arrows

Posted on July 16th, 2013

Khan Lee, hearts and arrows, 2013
Watercolour on paper, 22 x 29 ½”
Image courtesy of the artist

Centre A has left its former cavernous space at the corner of Hastings and Carrall street and relocated to a much smaller and more suitable venue on a burgeoning street in Chinatown. The gallery’s focus remains … (More →)

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Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

Posted on July 16th, 2013

In a town where all-you-can-eat buffets are an institution and few scoff at paying $18 for a sushi roll, restaurant options, though plentiful, often prioritize drama and showmanship over crafting reasonably priced, tasty fare. Some of the world’s most renowned chefs have set up outposts in Las Vegas – including Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy and … (More →)

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Building Seagram

Posted on July 16th, 2013

I never would have guessed that the catalyst that set New York’s architectural monument, the Seagram Building, into motion were the candid and outraged ‘NO NO NO NO NO’S’ of a scolding letter from daughter to father in response to a lapse in good taste. In this scenario, the daughter was Phyllis Lambert, the founder … (More →)

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Brian Jungen & Duane Linklater: Modest Livelihood

Posted on July 9th, 2013

Modest Livelihood, currently on view at Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver, is a collaborative exhibition, which marks Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater’s first foray into film. Three short films, Lull, Stalker, and Lean play in the main gallery space providing a backdrop for the exhibition’s centerpiece film, titled Modest Livelihood, from … (More →)

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Cannes Film Festival Picks

Posted on July 9th, 2013

A Touch of Sin

Simply known as “Cannes”, the film festival that epitomizes both red carpet glamour and rarified auteurist taste had an uncharacteristically stratified year between its dual personalities. The Competition, its main section, saw feel good American films, like the Coen brothers’ latest shaggy dog story, Inside Llewyn Davis, about the Greenwich … (More →)

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Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas

Posted on July 9th, 2013

While we read memoirs voraciously, our enjoyment of the literary form is always tempered by a sense that we’re only getting part of the story. Too often authors excessively focus inwards and fail to provide readers with enough of a context to truly comprehend the writer’s motivations, or conversely devote too much attention to the … (More →)

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Tim Gardner

Posted on July 2nd, 2013

Tim Gardner
Figure with Full Moon, Kits Beach, 2013
Watercolour on paper
14.25 x 20 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Monte Clark Gallery, 303 Gallery New York, Modern Art London

Monte Clark’s expansive new industrial space in the emerging art hub at the Great Northern Way campus is a fantastic context in which … (More →)