Art Night in Vancouver

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on September 13th, 2012

Xu Zhen, The Last Few Mosquitoes, 2005, Electro-mechanical object. Courtesy of the artist and ShanghART, Shanghai

You know summer is officially over when the art world is back in full swing and there are openings almost every night. While fall may not be everyone’s favourite time of year it really is the highlight of the art season, the moment when many galleries and museums present their best shows. Tonight there are a number of interesting openings in Vancouver that will require revelers to travel between the Contemporary Art Gallery’s downtown location and Catriona Jeffries’ main street gallery. The CAG has three new exhibitions on offer — Class Reunion, which is the first presentation of work by Nairy Baghramian in North America, The Last Few Mosquitoes, a solo exhibition by renowned Chinese artist Xu Zhen and Children’s Films, a collaborative project organized by the CAG and artist Gareth Moore. All three sound extremely interesting and unlike anything else currently on offer in the city, and the opening festivities promise to make for a great evening. Opening tonight at Catriona Jeffries Gallery is Bigger than a book, wilder than a tree , an exhibition that features the work of Christina Mackie and Jerry Pethick. Paired together for the first time, the exhibition will highlight the similarities between these seemingly disparate artists.

Christina Mackie


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