Derek Brunen

Posted on December 4th, 2012

Derek Brunen’s fascinating multi-disciplinary practice explores ontological questions with wit and humour. Creating installations, sculpture, drawings, paintings and performative video, his work slyly questions consciousness and awareness, our relationship to fate, and searches for meaning – but ultimately offers an affirmation of our existence. Pushing physical, temporal and societal boundaries with his performances, Derek causes … (More →)


State of Mind @ Belkin Gallery, Vancouver

Posted on November 27th, 2012

Eleanor Antin, 100 BOOTS Move On, 1971-73
Sorrento Valley, California. June 24, 1972, 8:50 am, (mailed: December 9, 1972)
gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches
Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Vancouver is a veritable Mecca for conceptual art at the moment with the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Ian Wallace and Traffic exhibitions … (More →)


España Restaurant, Vancouver

Posted on November 20th, 2012

Share plates seem to be a big culinary trend in Vancouver at the moment with a myriad of restaurants claiming to be “family style”, relinquishing the kitchen from the responsibility of delivering your dishes in any discernible order or timed to coincide with the rest of your table. And while we’ve encountered this movement in … (More →)


An Interview with Deirdre McAdams

Posted on November 13th, 2012

We first visited with Deirdre McAdams at her Vancouver studio in 2009, about a year after her graduation from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. At the time, she was creating abstractions in spray paint, reacting to the rapid dry-time of the medium and experimenting with their pre-mixed shades. Deirdre continues to experiment with … (More →)


Heirloom, Vancouver

Posted on November 6th, 2012

Vancouver has been undergoing a vegetarian renaissance of late with a number of new restaurants opening that have the novel ambition of catering to veggie enthusiasts while simultaneously seducing even the staunchest carnivore. The latest venture to enter this rapidly expanding market is Heirloom Vegetarian which opened last month on the South Granville strip, an … (More →)


Myfanwy MacLeod: Dorothy @ Satellite Gallery, Vancouver

Posted on October 30th, 2012

Installation view of Dorothy at Satellite Gallery. Photo: Erik Hood

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 … (More →)


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 →)


Object(ing): The Art/Design of Tobias Wong

Posted on October 16th, 2012

Installation view of Object(ing): The Art/Design of Tobias Wong
Photo Courtesy of the Museum of Vancouver

We first became aware of Tobias Wong in 2001 when he famously installed a light bulb inside Philippe Starck’s as yet unreleased Bubble Chair and presented the object, which he titled This is a Lamp, as his own. … (More →)