Category Archive: See

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After Finitude

Posted on April 16th, 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised when we stumbled into the Or Gallery recently to catch After Finitude which is in its last couple of weeks on view. Vancouver is a city where painting often takes a backseat to other media, notably photography, so it’s always exciting for us to see a thoughtful group show locally … (More →)

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Light Show

Posted on April 16th, 2013

The Light Show exhibition at the Hayward Gallery here in London is a careful selection of works that use artificial light and according to the show’s curator “refer to the transition from ‘objecthood’ to ‘environment’…”. The use of artificial light in visual art has a long and diverse history and is similar to film in … (More →)

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David Bowie Is

Posted on April 9th, 2013

In London we have all gone Bowie crazy! The critically acclaimed new album The Next Day entered the charts at number 1 and ticket presales for the show David Bowie Is at the Victoria & Albert Museum have broken all their records. As a Bowie devotee I was happy to queue to get in for … (More →)

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The Dinner by Herman Koch

Posted on April 9th, 2013

The back of my copy of Herman Koch’s The Dinner has a flattering blurb written by Gillian Flynn, the author of the bestseller Gone Girl. It’s an apt choice to have Flynn provide a review since both The Dinner and Gone Girl tell the tales of psychologically troubled characters. Like Flynn, Koch excels at … (More →)

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An Interview with Knauf and Brown

Posted on April 2nd, 2013

New to the world of product design and dedicated to the local creative community, Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown have spent the last couple of years hatching a promising collaboration under the banner Knauf & Brown. Before joining forces, the two designers were working separately on a variety of projects involving graphic design and photography. … (More →)

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Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir

Posted on April 2nd, 2013

Let’s start by stating, yes, we are in love with Eddie Huang – the food media world that is. There is something about the “Human Panda” that we collectively can’t seem to get enough of at the moment. In fact many are touting the baby-faced Taiwanese-American as the next Anthony Bourdain. And we all know … (More →)

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Mike Kelley

Posted on March 26th, 2013

Entering Mike Kelley’s retrospective at the newly renovated Stedelijk in Amsterdam was as trippy as getting off the tram and being confronted by the building itself. The Stedelijk reopened in September of 2012 after more than eight years of renovations with a new wing designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects; their addition – a futuristic white … (More →)

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An Interview with Carali McCall

Posted on March 19th, 2013

We first encountered London-based artist Carali McCall’s work in 2012 when she participated in an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery called Again and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions. For this show, Carali and fellow artist Jane Grisewood created a monumental graphite drawing, which is part of their Line Dialogues series, … (More →)