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Exercise Projects, Vancouver

Posted on December 20th, 2011

Commercial and public galleries in Vancouver often stick to the predictable roster of usual suspects so it’s always refreshing when a new venture opens up in the city, especially one that isn’t driven by sales. Exercise Projects, run by Vanessa Disler and Nicole Ondre, both practicing artists and recent graduates of Emily Carr University, recently … (More →)

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Bitter, Vancouver

Posted on December 13th, 2011

For those who remain unconvinced that craft beer is the new wine, head to Bitter Tasting Room, Gastown’s newest addition, for an education and an awakening. The latest venture from the Heather Hospitality Group, the masterminds behind such Gastown staples as Salt, Judas Goat and the Irish Heather, Bitter is attempting to do for beer … (More →)

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Paul P.: Byzantine Feet @ Blanket, Vancouver

Posted on December 6th, 2011

It’s always a gamble when a commercial gallery in Vancouver’s notoriously insular art community grants a solo show to a non-local artist. Hamilton born, Paris-based artist Paul P. is exhibiting his new work at Blanket Gallery, which is improbably located above a nightclub on Seymour Street. Taking in this show, which is named after a … (More →)

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Robert Orchardson @ CAG, Vancouver

Posted on November 29th, 2011

It’s a tricky thing trying to recapture youth, especially that elusive sense of wonder and amazement you often experience when you are little because you haven’t seen it all before; unfortunately, now it’s much more difficult to suspend disbelief. On a recent visit to the Contemporary Art Gallery to see a solo exhibition of work … (More →)

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Jerry Pethick @ SFU, Vancouver

Posted on November 22nd, 2011

Every time we head up to SFU Art Gallery in Burnaby, it feels like we’ve wandered into the dystopic world of Blade Runner. Still, our recent visit to see a solo exhibition of Jerry Pethick’s work was absolutely worth the trek. The last time we saw one of Pethick’s sculptures, it was installed at … (More →)

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Marché St. George, Vancouver

Posted on November 15th, 2011

There has been a recent proliferation of hipster-run, independent shops in Vancouver. You know the type – spaces with carefully ‘curated’ collections of objects and hardly any merchandise, where the staff think they are cooler than you and let you know it. Marché St. George, on the corner St. George’s Street and 28th, is definitely … (More →)